Zapp - Zapp
Warner Bros. Records US 1980
Cat# BSK 3463
Vinyl is in VG++ (Listen)
Cover is also VG+.and is split
1. More Bounce to the Ounce
3. Brand New Player
4. Funky Bounce
5. Be Alright
6. Coming Home
Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band) was a soul, funk and electro funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman , Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman, and also included Bobby Glover, Eddie Barber, Jannetta Boyce, Jerome Derrickson, Sherman Fleetwood, Gregory Jackson, Michael Warren, Robert "BIGG ROBB" Smith, Dale Degroat, Riccardo Bray, Bart "sure2b" Thomas, Nicole Cottom and Eba Porter.
Zapp is perhaps best known for its huge 1980 electro funk hit "More Bounce to the Ounce," co-produced by Bootsy Collins. The group recorded five albums under the name Zapp, and Roger Troutman recorded five others under his own name.
Roger and Zapp are known for the distinctive synthesized sound produced by recording vocals through a Talk box fed by an electronic synthesizer. Roger's voice can be heard on the Dr. Dre-produced 1995 2Pac hit "California Love". Roger also appeared on songs by Johnny Gill, Keith Sweat, Eric Benet and H-Town amongst others. Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love", a track that was used by countless hip hop and rap crews, was inspired by "More Bounce to the Ounce". Terry Troutman also worked with various rappers.
Zapp & Roger - More Bounce (Live in Aruba)
Zapp - More Bounce to the Ounce
He's so damn funky...We miss you so much Roger