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All the Greatest Hits
     

All the Greatest Hits

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by Roger
 

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This Dayton, OH, band came to typify swinging, effervescent, and melodic funk in an era when Parliament, Funkadelic, and other outfits were getting bogged down and burned out. Zapp, unlike the other P-Funk units, had their own personality divorced from George Clinton, so much so a listener might not get the connection unless they read the album notes. While both Zapp

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This Dayton, OH, band came to typify swinging, effervescent, and melodic funk in an era when Parliament, Funkadelic, and other outfits were getting bogged down and burned out. Zapp, unlike the other P-Funk units, had their own personality divorced from George Clinton, so much so a listener might not get the connection unless they read the album notes. While both Zapp and Roger had enough hits to make separate greatest hits compilations, All the Greatest Hits works well due to the song inclusions and the level of skill. Zapp's first hit, "More Bounce to the Ounce" with it's hard-hitting funk with jazzy underpinnings, set the template. Tracks from Roger Troutman's solo debut, like the great "Do It Roger" and a cover of "Heard It Through the Grapevine," seemed to sap the strength from the Zapp name, although the band was on them too. Zapp's 1983 near-classic "Heartbreaker 1 and 2" still amazes with its minimal, lean sound. The synth-based sound also served Troutman well on the mid-'80s solo hit "In the Mix" and Zapp's ballad "Computer Love." As the Zapp never did regain its commercial footing by the late '80s, Roger fared better solo and turned in the romantic ballad and surprise hit "I Wanna Be Your Man." All The Great Hits diminishes its appeal by adding disposable tracks like "Curiosity '93 (Remix)" and the live "Midnight Hour-Live '93 (Remix)." While the hits are indeed here, a fan could just as easily obtain a 1980-84 album of Zapp or Roger to get a better sense of the importance of the music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2007
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227996178
catalogNumber:
308668
Rank:
23108

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roger   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant,Vibes,Track Performer,Talk Box
Mighty Clouds of Joy   Background Vocals
Shirley Murdock   Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant
Zapp   Background Vocals,Chant,Vibes,Track Performer
Eddie Barber   Horn
Billy Beck   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bootsy Collins   Background Vocals
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Background Vocals
Jannetta Boyce   Background Vocals
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Background Vocals
Carl Cowen   Flute,Horn
Raymond Davis   Background Vocals
Dale Degroat   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Chant
Jerome Derrickson   Horn
Sherman Fleetwood   Background Vocals,Chant
Mallia Franklin   Background Vocals
Larry Hatcher   Horn
Dick Heckstall-Smith   Background Vocals
Ronnie Diamond Hoard   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gregory Jackson   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert "Rumba" Jones   Percussion
Robert Smith   Chant
Shelley Smith   Background Vocals
Larry Troutman   Percussion
Lester Troutman   Drums
Rufus Troutman   Chant
Randy Wallace   Horn
Michael Warren   Horn
Charlie Wilson   Background Vocals
Dick Smith   Background Vocals
Clarence "Satch" Satchell   Saxophone,Soloist
Nicole Cottom   Background Vocals,Chant
William Murdock   Chant
Delores Smith   Background Vocals
Greg Jackson   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobby Glover   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Zapp   Producer,Engineer
Billy Beck   Producer
Bootsy Collins   Producer
Dale Degroat   Engineer,drum programming
Jerome Derrickson   Engineer
Sherman Fleetwood   Producer,Engineer
Michael Iacopelli   Engineer
Gary Jackson   Producer
Gregory Jackson   Producer
John Jaszcz   Engineer
Robin Jenney   Engineer
Michael Jennings   Engineer,Contributor
Robert "Rumba" Jones   Engineer
Paul Logus   Engineer
Benny Medina   Executive Producer
Greg Reilly   Engineer
Chris Shepherd   Engineer
Robert Smith   Engineer,drum programming
Larry Troutman   Composer
Lester Troutman   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Roger   Composer,Programming,Producer,Remixing,drum programming
Rufus Troutman   Engineer
Jim Vitti   Engineer
Greg Ward   Engineer
Michael Warren   Engineer
Ken Bowen   Engineer
Leonard Richardson   Executive Producer
Greg Beasley   Remixing
Greg McNeilly   Engineer
Ronnie Winton   Engineer
Curtis Cowen   Engineer
Greg Jackson   Producer
Tony Jackson   Engineer
Charles Jackson   Engineer

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All the Greatest Hits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The music make me wish for younger days, that's what happens when you out live your youth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The whole album was jumpin, and even the slow jams had flavor. If I could keep only one CD, it would be Zapp&Roger, no doubt about it. They helped to set the scene for the most popular artists of today. This album definetely deserves 5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't get enough of this CD. I play Computer Love and I Want To Be Your Man every day and night!! I could listen to this CD all day long!!!! Thanxs!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS ALBUM WAS A WORK OF TRUE ART
Anonymous More than 1 year ago