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Zapp & Roger


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Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Years Active: 1978 - present
Genres: Soul, Funk, Electrofunk

Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp and Roger) is a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, Tony Troutman and Terry "Zapp" Troutman. Known for hits such as "More Bounce to the Ounce", "Dance Floor" and "Computer Love," the group was a partial source of inspiration to West Coast hip-hop and G-funk, which came out of the hand clapped-drum beat styled funk of Zapp's records, with Roger's use of the talk box becoming another reason for the group's impact and its success. Released in the late summer of 1980, Zapp's seminal self-titled debut album became a gold-selling success peaking at the top twenty of the Billboard Top 200 and numbe... Continue Bio >>


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