Zapp II

Zapp II

by Zapp
     
 

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Building upon the unprecedented success of Zapp's self-titled debut and group leader Roger Troutman's solo debut, The Many Facets of Roger, along with those two album's hit singles -- "More Bounce to the Ounce" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," respectively -- Troutman returned in 1982 with Zapp II, a

Overview

Building upon the unprecedented success of Zapp's self-titled debut and group leader Roger Troutman's solo debut, The Many Facets of Roger, along with those two album's hit singles -- "More Bounce to the Ounce" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," respectively -- Troutman returned in 1982 with Zapp II, a strong album again propelled by a mammoth single, "Dance Floor." Outside of the infectious single, which topped the R&B singles chart, Troutman stuck to his patented formula of vocoder-laden funk on each of the album's other songs. There isn't anything new here that wasn't on Zapp or The Many Facets of Roger, just more of the same; of course, this isn't exactly a bad thing, as Troutman retreads familiar ground effectively. At this point in his career, Troutman wasn't short on ideas and was able to inventively lay down dense, carefree funk with ease -- in sum, there's literally no filler here, impressive when you consider his prolific output during this era. Not quite as fresh as the first Zapp album but still a great album for its era.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992358323
catalogNumber:
23583
Rank:
38993

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zapp   Primary Artist
Eddie Barber   Horn,Group Member
Jannetta Boyce   Background Vocals,Group Member
Raymond Davis   Background Vocals
Jerome Derrickson   Horn,Group Member
Sherman Fleetwood   Group Member
Mallia Franklin   Background Vocals
Gregory Jackson   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Group Member
Larry Troutman   Guitar,Percussion,Conga,Drums,Group Member
Lester Troutman   Drums,Horn,Group Member
Roger   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Leader,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vibes,Talk Box,fender rhodes,Group Member
Randy Wallace   Horn,Background Vocals
Michael Warren   Horn,Group Member
Dick Smith   Background Vocals
Delores Smith   Background Vocals
Marchelle Smith   Background Vocals
Bobby Glover   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

John Jaszcz   Engineer
Robin Jenney   Engineer
Greg Reilly   Engineer
Larry Troutman   Arranger
Lester Troutman   Engineer,Remixing
Roger   Arranger,Producer,Remixing
Ken Bowen   Engineer
Greg McNeilly   Engineer
Robin Jenny   Engineer

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