All the Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Jason Elias
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,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Elias
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227996178
  • Catalog Number: 308668
  • Sales rank: 9,761

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roger Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant, Vibes, Track Performer, Talk Box
Zapp Indexed Contributor, Background Vocals, Chant, Vibes, Track Performer
The Mighty Clouds of Joy Background Vocals
Shirley Murdock Vocals, Background Vocals, Chant
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 III 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 Jr. 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
Tony Jackson Engineer
Tony Jackson Engineer
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 III Engineer
Jim Vitti Engineer
Greg Ward Engineer
Michael Warren Engineer
Allen Zentz Mastering
Ken Bowen Engineer
Leonard Richardson Executive Producer
Greg Beasley Remixing
Greg McNeilly Engineer
Ronnie Winton Engineer
Curtis Cowen Engineer
Greg Jackson Producer
Phill Brown Mastering
Charles Jackson Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    The music make me wish for younger days, that's what happens whe

    The music make me wish for younger days, that's what happens when you out live your youth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MORE OF ROGERS MUSIC

    THIS ALBUM WAS A WORK OF TRUE ART

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album DEFINES funk

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love This CD. I Listen To It Every Day And Night!!

    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!!

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    Posted July 3, 2009

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