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RELEASE DATE
LABEL
LABELCODE
MEDIUM
GENRE
SUBMIT CORRECTIONS
1994
WARNER BROS.
45143


(2.6666666666667 / 3) 3
Billboard TOP R&B ALBUMS Chart
DebutHighest RankWeeks On Chart
1993-00-00No. 90
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REPRISE RECORDSPRO-A-6720USLP PROMO COMPILATION1993

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This Dayton Band Came To Typify Swinging Effervescent And Melodic Funk In An Era When {l}parliament{/l}{l}funkadelic{/l}and Other Outfits Were Getting Bogged Down And Burned Out. Zapp Unlike The Other P-funk Units Had Their Own Personality Divorced From {p}george Clinton{/p}so Much So A Listener Might Not Get The Connection Unless They Read The Album Notes. While Both Zapp And Roger Had Enough Hits To Make Separate Greatest Hits Compilations All The Greatest Hits Works Well Due To The Song Inclusions And The Level Of Skill. Zapp's First Hit "more Bounce To The Ounce" With It's Hard-hitting Funk With Jazzy Under Pinnings Set The Template. Tracks From {p}roger Troutman{/p}'s Solo Debut Like The Great "do It Roger" And A Cover Of "heard It Through The Grapevine," Seemed To Sap The Strength From The Zapp Name Although The Band Was On Them Too. Zapp's 1983 Near-classic "heartbreaker 1 And 2" Still Amazes With Its Minimallean Sound. The Synth-based Sound Also Served Troutman Well On The Mid-'80s Solo Hit "in The Mix" And Zapp's Ballad "computer Love." As The Zapp Never Did Regain Its Commercial Footing By The Late '80s Roger Fared Better Solo And Turned In The Romantic Ballad And Surprise Hit "i Wanna Be Your Man." All The Great Hits Diminishes Its Appeal By Adding Disposable Tracks Like "curiosity '93 (remix)" And The Live "midnight Hour-live '93 (remix)." While The Hits Are Indeed Herea Fan Could Just As Easily Obtain A 1980-84 Album Of Zapp Or Roger To Get A Better Sense Of The Importance Of The Music.


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