Zapp II

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992358323
  • Catalog Number: 23583
  • Sales rank: 43,356

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Zapp Primary Artist
Roger Indexed Contributor, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Leader, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vibes, Talk Box, fender rhodes, Group Member
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
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
Phil Brown Mastering
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
Phill Brown Mastering
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