Roger Troutman (Zapp)
The many facets of Roger
LP | 1981 | US | Reissue (Warner)
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Release:1981 / US – Reissue
180 gram vinyl!"One of the great names of 1980s electro-funk isHamilton, Ohio's own Roger Troutman. In addition toscoring numerous funk and R&B hits throughout thedecade, Troutman was a pioneer of the use of a talkbox to layer effects over his vocals, and a highlyinfluential figure to the world of West Coast GangstaRap, famously providing the vocal hook for 2Pac andDr. Dre's hit single ""California Love"". He arrivedon the music scene as an auxiliary member ofParliament-Funkadelic, featuring on the group's finalalbum for Warner Brothers, before immediatelysplintering off to form a new, subsidiary group,featuring a lineup including his brothers Larry, Lester,and Terry Troutman, a Bootsy Collins-produced hit,and the George Clinton-dubbed band name Zapp. Thegroup's self-titled debut album was released in 1980,and charted at #20 on the Billboard 200 charts.Roger would not sit idly by after Zapp's debut. A yearlater Troutman would cut his first solo album, titled TheMany Facets Of Roger. (Troutman would credit hissolo works to the mononym of his first name.) Thealbum rendered Billboard hits out of the single""So Ruff, So Tuff"", and a synth-funk version ofMarvin Gaye's ""I Heard It Through The Grapevine"",and featured contributions from various members ofZapp. Though the album was largely forgotten overthe years, it remains an unheralded gem of the timeperiod, noteworthy for its quirky and eccentricarrangements, and its far-reaching influence onhip-hop producers like Dr. Dre, J Dilla, and DJ Quik.ARTIST: Roger"