Zapp

Profil:
The nucleus of Zapp circled around three of the five Troutman brothers: Lester, Larry and their younger brother Roger. The duo of Lester and Roger started several groups including Little Roger and the Vels. Larry eventually joined his brothers when their name became Roger and the Human Body, which also included youngest brother Terry and Gregory Jackson (Cincinnati Ohio Funk Keyboardist). Larry was then the road manager and the leader of the group in terms of all major decisions and connections. The name change to Zapp came courtesy of Terry, whose nickname was that of "Zapp". Discovered by members of P-Funk in 1979, the funk collective's leader George Clinton signed them to his Uncle Jam Records. When that label folded the following year, the group signed with P-Funk's parent label, Warner Bros. Records, and began working on their first record at united sound in Detroit album courtesy of co-production from Bootsy Collins. Released in the late summer of 1980, Zapp's seminal self-titled debut album became a platinum success peaking at the top twenty of the Billboard Top 200 thanks to the success of their leading single, the Roger composition, "More Bounce to the Ounce", which reached number two on the Hot Soul Singles chart. Zapp's trek to fame continued within the Troutmans, who started Troutman Enterprises shortly after the Zapp album was released. Roger, who was the leader of the group and most famous for using the talk box in his recordings, was also the band's producer, chief writer, arranger, and composer. He and older brother Larry, who served as percussionist in the band's early years and later retired from music to serve as his younger brother's manager, often collaborated on songs together. Roger and Zapp worked on both group albums and albums Roger released on his own merit. Within five years, the band scored more top ten R&B hits such as "Doo Wa Ditty", "I Can Make You Dance", "Heartbreaker", and ballads such as "Computer Love (R&B #8)" and a cover of The Miracles' "Ooo Baby Baby". Among the songs, only one of them - 1982's "Dance Floor, Part 1" - managed to hit number-one on the R&B chart while two of Roger's solo numbers - a cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "I Want to Be Your Man" - hit the top spot of that chart. By 1985's New Zapp IV U, the group had scored over four gold records and had become a top concert draw all around the world. Two Warner-released best-of collections compiled Zapp and Roger's most popular songs: "All The Greatest Hits" (1993) and "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 & More" (1996). These compilations were released under the artist name Zapp & Roger.

Active years:

Roger Troutman (1980-1999)
Larry Troutman (1980-1999)
Lester Troutman (1980-present)
Terry "Zapp" Troutman (1980-present)
Roger "Lynch" Troutman II (1985-1989)

Aaron Blackmon (1985-1989)
Bobby Glover (1980-1984)
Carl Cowen (1980-1989)
Dale DeGroat (1985-present)
Eddie Barber (1982-1984)
Gregory Jackson (1980-present)
Janetta Boyce (1980-1985)
Jerome Derrickson (1982-1985)
Nicole Cottom (1989-late 90's)
Ray "Stingray" Davis (1984-1989)
Robert "Bigg Robb" Smith (1989-2009)
Sherman Fleetwod (1983-1989)
Shirley Murdock (1984-1989)
Wanda Rash (1981-1984)

Additional members:

Bart Thomas (1984-1988)
Billy Beck (1983-1989)
Dick Smith (1983-1989)
Robert "Kuumba" Jones (1985)
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Albums

Zapp - Zapp Cover-Design Zapp Zapp (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Zapp II Cover-Design Zapp Zapp II (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records New Zealand 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Zapp III Cover-Design Zapp Zapp III (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Portugal 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - The New Zapp IV U Cover-Design Zapp The New Zapp IV U (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Zapp Vibe Cover-Design Zapp Zapp Vibe (Album) Reprise Records US 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
5271881952 Zapp - Zapp VI Back By Popular Demand Cover-Design Zapp Zapp VI Back By Popular Demand(CD, Album) Zapp Town 5271881952 US 2003 Diese Version verkaufen
7581 Zapp - Evolution Cover-Design Zapp Evolution(CD, MiniAlbum) Troutman Music Group 7581 US 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Zapp VII: Roger & Friends Cover-Design Zapp Zapp VII: Roger & Friends (Album) Leopard (6) Europe 2018 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

Zapp - Be Alright Cover-Design Zapp Be Alright Warner Bros. Records US 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce Cover-Design Zapp More Bounce To The Ounce (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
WBS 49786 Zapp - I Heard It Through The Grapevine Cover-Design Zapp Featuring Roger Troutman Zapp Featuring Roger Troutman - I Heard It Through The Grapevine(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 49786 New Zealand 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Dance Floor / More Bounce To The Ounce Cover-Design Zapp Dance Floor / More Bounce To The Ounce (Single) Warner Bros. Records UK 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Dance Floor Cover-Design Zapp Dance Floor (Single) Warner Bros. Records Peru 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Dance Floor / Doo Wah Ditty Cover-Design Zapp Dance Floor / Doo Wah Ditty (Maxi) Warner Bros. Records Sweden 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) / A Touch Of Jazz (Playin' Kinda Ruff Part II) Cover-Design Zapp Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing) / A Touch Of Jazz (Playin' Kinda Ruff Part II) (Single) Warner Bros. Records Benelux 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Playin' Kinda Ruff / Do You Really Want An Answer? Cover-Design Zapp Playin' Kinda Ruff / Do You Really Want An Answer? (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Spend My Whole Life / Play Some Blues Cover-Design Zapp Spend My Whole Life / Play Some Blues (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - I Can Make You Dance Cover-Design Zapp I Can Make You Dance (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records Japan 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Heartbreaker (Part I, Part II) Cover-Design Zapp Heartbreaker (Part I, Part II) (Maxi) Warner Bros. Records USA & Canada 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Itchin' For Your Twitchin' Cover-Design Zapp Itchin' For Your Twitchin' (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Radio People Cover-Design Zapp Radio People (Single) Warner Bros. Records UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - It Doesn't Really Matter Cover-Design Zapp It Doesn't Really Matter (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Computer Love Cover-Design Zapp Computer Love (Maxi, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - Ooh Baby Baby Cover-Design Zapp Ooh Baby Baby (Maxi, Single) Reprise Records Germany 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce / Computer Love Cover-Design Zapp More Bounce To The Ounce / Computer Love Warner Bros. Records US 1989 Diese Version verkaufen