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  Common People - dance all night with their Motown, soul & oldies - BOOK THE BAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The COMMON PEOPLE Band is much more than a band, it is an institution whose members have entertained wonderful crowds in the southeast for the past 20 years.
The COMMON PEOPLE Band is a seven member musical show that features the music of the 60's and 70's with a particular emphasis on classic Motown sounds.
The band has played with the Mary Jane Girls, Roger and the Zapp Band, James Brown, Richie Havens, Black Elvis and Tyrone Davis to name a few.
www.samhillbands.com /bands/common_people/index.shtml   (220 words)

 VH1.com : Zapp : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Zapp's following quickly gained notices, and Bootsy Collins himself was hired on to work with the group on their debut album.
Zapp III barely made the Top 40 pop charts upon release in 1983, and Roger's second solo album, The Saga Continues, was also a disappointment, though his cover of "Midnight Hour" featured the Mighty Clouds of Joy.
Though Roger and/or Zapp hit the R&B charts frequently during the rest of the late '80s, the unit had effectively halted recording with the 1991 Roger LP Bridging the Gap.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/zapp/bio.jhtml   (527 words)

 Zapp: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
In actuality, Zapp originally was a branch of the Parliament/Funkadelic collective, as group leader Roger Troutman was originally signed to Clinton's short-lived CBS subsidiary, Uncle Jam Records.
In actuality, Zapp originally was a branch of the Parliament /Funkadelic collective, as group leader Roger Troutman was originally signed to Clinton's short-lived CBS subsidiary, Uncle Jam Records.
Later Zapp albums would have their moments, but this debut is absolutely solid from beginning to end, in addition to being the foundation from which Troutman would base all later work, and with "More Bounce to the Ounce" and "Be Alright," it houses two of the best moments in '80s funk.
www.music.com /release/zapp/1   (403 words)

 sfweekly.com - News - California Loved   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Zapp's sound was practically custom-made for those cars, rattling their speakers as ridahs slumped deeper and deeper into the driver's seat, announcing their arrival before they hit the corner.
Zapp was a hit, with Roger's talkbox giving his not-so-strong singing voice a futuristic, almost omnipotent Black Wiz sound, one the family rode to a decade of success.
1989's Zapp V was the last original output as a band for one of the most commercially successful and consistent fl music cliques of the decade, and Bridging the Gap, released two years later as a Roger solo record, marked the singer's last new album.
www.sfweekly.com /issues/2002-08-14/news/feature_full.html   (3964 words)

Zapp is one of the most underrated funk groups of the 1980's.
Zapp revolutionized the computer funk pop of electro with their trademark sound of vocoderized talk boxes and bumping grooves, with a leader in Roger Troutman who was more than efficient at polished production.
"Zapp II" appeared in 1982 and proved just as popular as the group's first, including Zapp's only number one R&B single, "Dance Floor." "Zapp III" barely made the Top 40 pop charts upon release in 1983, and Rogers second solo album, "The Saga Continues", was also a (commercial) disappointment.
www.myspace.com /zappmusic   (548 words)

 Zapp III: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Gap Band III by The Gap Band
Where the first two Zapp albums were nearly flawless with their beginning-to-end knee-deep funk, Zapp III showed slight symptoms of becoming derivative.
You are still strained to find any filler here, but the album's second side does pale considerably in relation to its first side, alluding to the possibility that group leader Roger Troutman may have finally begun struggling for new ideas at this point.
www.music.com /release/zapp_iii/1   (372 words)

 Zapp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zapp Brannigan, a character from the television series Futurama
Zapp (band), a 1980s funk band based in Ohio, USA
Zapp (magazine), a German television magazine from NDR commenting on media issues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zapp   (103 words)

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As 1980 ended, Warner Bros. (Zapp's label), Polygram, and CBS records all collaborated in a coordinated marketing effort under the banner "Tis The Season To Be Funky." The campaign would focus on P-Funk acts such as Parliament, The Sweat Band, Phillipe Wynne, Bootsy, and the new kids on the block, Zapp.
The Zapp formula seemingly wasn't working for his offshoot groups, and so in November 1984, Zapp IV was launched with a new line-up and the "Back To Basics" tour.
Zapp IV opened with the single "It Doesn't Reallly Matter," followed by another later single "Computer Love," which featured the vocals of one Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band along with a new leading lady of the group: Shirley Murdock.
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 Zapp MP3 Downloads - Zapp Music Downloads - Zapp Music Videos
Brick was an Atlanta band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the '70s they called "dazz." Brick's roster included lead vocalist/saxophonist/flutist Jimmy Brown; guitarist/bassist/vocalist Regi Hargis Hickman; lead singer Ray Ransom, who doubled as a bassist/keyboardist/percussionist; and Eddie Irons, who did lead vocals and...
A seminal funk ensemble, the Fatback Band made many great singles through the '70s and early '80s, ranging from humorous novelty tunes to energetic dance vehicles and even occasional political/message tracks.
The first major hit for the Gap Band was a snazzy juke toon called "Shake." Just prior to the completion of their first album, Charlie Wilson cited the song for his brothers, thinking they might ridicule the lyric.
www.mp3.com /zapp/artists/5082/similar.html   (571 words)

 Deep Groove Encyclopedia - Zapp and Roger
One of the last large ensemble funk bands, Zapp dominated the early 80s with "Dance Floor," "More Bounce to the Ounce," and "Computer Love." Leader Roger Troutman also had a highly successful solo career that lasted well into the 90s.
Zapp had its origins in the Human Body, an Ohio funk band featuring Roger in a leading role.
Zapp had gone where Parliament should have gone after "Flashlight," a point not lost on Clinton as he watched their star rise while his suffered.
www.allthingsdeep.com /dge/zapp.htm   (678 words)

 European Zapp Provides 3G Data Services
Zapp is the only Romanian mobile operator providing voice and high-speed data communications services, based on CDMA450 (CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO in the 450 MHz band).
Zapp subscribers will be able to access advanced services such as high-speed e-mail access, games, ringtones, videoconferencing, video messaging, multimedia downloads and more.
Zapp is the first telecommunications company in the world using a digital wireless network based on CDMA2000 technology in the 450 MHz band.
www.3g.co.uk /PR/Feb2005/9036.htm   (631 words)

 Saturday services planned for Roger, Larry Troutman
Zapp included two other Troutman brothers, Lester, who played drums, and Terry, a bassist whose nickname, “Zapp,” was borrowed by the band.
Though the onset of rap would knock Roger & Zapp off the charts, the band's recordings were frequently “sampled” by rappers, resulting in a steady income of royalties.
Roger was back on the road with a new version of Zapp, enjoying his comeback as well as a general revival in “old-school” funk.
www.enquirer.com /editions/1999/04/30/loc_saturday_services.html   (797 words)

 MuttBrothers Blues Band
He decided to return to Alabama in '92 to be closer to his family and to work with friends on a project to form a musical group that evolved into the Mutt Brothers.
After performing in a variety of bands that ranged from Country/Bluegrass to Heavy Metal Rock and Roll (with the exception of Rap), Greg feels that he has finally found his home in the Blues.
In 1975, Charles moved to Ozark, Alabama to work with a Rhythm and Blues and Traditional Blues band and then was with the 747 Band for nine years during the Funk and Dance period of the '70's and '80's.
www.muttbrothers.com /meetmutts.cfm   (832 words)

 CD Baby: ZAPP: Zapp VI Back By Popular Demand
Zapp is world renowned and has five gold albums and one platinum album.
Zapp was, is and will always be the best !If you don't know, now you know.
Zapp without Roger at the helm seemed unthinkable but the gang are back and are as fresh, funky and soulful as ever.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/zapp   (776 words)

 Zapp & Roger - Biography - AOL Music
Roger Troutman released music as both Zapp and Roger in the 1980s, attaining success with both, the former being his band and the latter being his solo project.
These best-ofs were released under the artist name Zapp & Roger.
Get Zapp & Roger biography information, download, listen and watch Zapp & Roger music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and use the music search function to find information on other new and established recording artists.
music.aol.com /artist/zapp-and-roger/44751/biography   (136 words)

By 1998 it was the beginning to prepare for the shift to digital technology.
In a dynamic world, in which information and reaction times make a difference, Zapp has gained a market foothold by promoting revolutionary technologies and anticipating market trends and consumer needs through the company's permanent innovation process.
The Zapp team, which includes more than 700 highly trained professionals, is continuing to provide its customers with exceptional services based on revolutionary technologies.
www.zapp.ro /about/telemobil/history   (365 words)

 RockKansas.com - Live Loud Local   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The band formerly known as Simplexity is still a high energy, supercharged funk machine, but is also known for performing R&B, Blues, and Jazz music from the 60's through the modern day turning heads and shocking club-goers into having a nothing but a party every night they perform.
With charisma, a powerful stage presence, and a heavy arsenal of an uncensored, uncut, in-your-face, bring-the-house-down song catalog, this band built their strong reputation and loyal following on performance and word of mouth.
Upon departure with Simplexity's founder, the band was forced to change their name.
www.rockkansas.com /karma   (461 words)

 GO Brooklyn
Steel Pulse, which was founded by British-Jamaican musicians, and became one of the most successful reggae bands of the late '70s and early '80s, will appear on July 3.
The band blends traditional reggae, Euro-pop and messages of social justice in albums such as "Handsworth Revolution" (Mango, 1990), "Tribute to Martyrs" (Mango, 1990) and "Babylon The Bandit" (Elektra/Asylum, 1986).
Mills, who has been with the group for the past 15 years, told GO Brooklyn that the band will be performing songs from previous albums, as well as songs - such as "Africa Unite" - from an album to be released later this year.
www.go-brooklyn.com /html/issues/_vol26/26_22/rnbmetrotech.html   (804 words)

 One Nation P-Funk Page: Yap Gun - Roger Troutman
The One Nation P-Funk Page remembers the late, great Roger Troutman of Zapp with this interview which was first published in P-VIEWS zine no. 10, April 1996, with the French translation appearing in FUNK-U magazine no. 2, March, 1996.
When did you first start performing with a band, we heard that you were once called Roger and The Veils and also Roger and The Hungry People.
The first part was we grew up as kids, rivalry in playing the battle of the bands or talent shows.
www.angelfire.com /music2/pfunk/yaproger.html   (2202 words)

''Zapp'' was a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by the Troutman brothers (Roger, Larry, Lester, and Terry) and also included Bobby Glover, Eddie Barber, Jannetta Boyce, Jerome Derrickson, Sherman Fleetwood, Gregory Jackson, and Michael Warren.
Roger and Zapp are known for the distinctive synthesized sound produced by recording vocals through a vocoder, or "talkbox." Roger's voice can be heard on the Dr. Dre-produced 1996 Tupac Shakur hit "California Love".
On Sunday, April 25, 1999, Roger Troutman was found shot and critically wounded outside a recording studio in Dayton, Ohio; he died during surgery at a local hospital.
www.artistopia.com /zapp   (256 words)

His brother, Larry, 54, was found in his car a short distance from the alley with an apparently self-inflicted bullet wound in his head.
They were part of the Troutman family, which formed the band Zapp.
Roger Troutman eventually left the band and recorded under the name "Roger." His single, "I Want to Be Your Man," went to No. 1 in 1987.
www.afrocentricnews.com /html/roger_shot.html   (191 words)

 Larry Troutman Page in Fuller Up, Dead Musician Directory
Zapp, was shot to death Sunday morning by his brother and
Roger and Zapp first topped the RandB charts in 1980 with “More Bounce to the Ounce (Part 1).” Larry Troutman, then playing congas, left the band to be its manager.
Though the onset of rap would knock Roger and Zapp off the charts, the band's recordings were frequently “sampled” by rappers, resulting in a steady income of royalties.
elvispelvis.com /larrytroutman.htm   (1393 words)

 Big Baby Band > EastCoast: Specializing in Bands and Entertainment for All Occasions
Big Baby Band was invited to perform for the Feed the Homeless Christmas Event at Turner Field, maintained a eight-week stint at Underground Atlanta's Fountain Plaza, and shared the stage with The SOS Band and ZAPP in the 2003/2004 Southwest Community Festivals.
The televised on UPN 69 for the annual Wednesday Wind Down and were the guest band for professional athletes Brian Ingram (New England Patirots) and Tracy McGrady (T-Mac) of the Houston Rockets.
Although Big Baby Band spends most of their time performing, they are preparing to present their original works to the public in the near future.
www.eastcoastentertainment.com /artist/Big_Baby_Band.html   (734 words)

 Living - The Cincinnati Post
In another week, he and the seven other Dayton, Ohio, musicians who make up the R&B band called Frienz would be bound for Berlin, then to U.S. military bases from Bahrain and Qatar to Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Djibouti -- all part of a 22-day tour of performing for U.S. soldiers stationed overseas.
He was hoping the band would get a chance to perform for the troops in Iraq, but Frienz's contract with the U.S. Air Force's 11th Services Division didn't specify that country for security reasons.
Once the band is over there, room and board will be gratis.
www.cincypost.com /2005/01/27/wecker012705.html   (733 words)

 Zapp (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band) was a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman, and also included Bobby Glover, Eddie Barber, Jannetta Boyce, Jerome Derrickson, Sherman Fleetwood, Gregory Jackson, and [[Michael Warren (musician)Michael Warren],Robert"BIGG ROBB"Smith,Dale Degroat,Riccardo Bray,Bart"sure2b"Thomas
As a member of Zapp, a band that included his brothers Larry, Lester, and Terry, and recording under the solo moniker of Roger, he helped define and give life to a difficult-to-play instrument that previously was used for gimmicky effects and, as played by others, was basically devoid of personality.
The following year, Thump Records released Tribute to Roger Troutman, which featured a tribute produced by fellow bandmate and proteg'e BIGG ROBB as well as a compilation of hip-hop and RandB songs that sampled and showcased Troutman's work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zapp_(band)   (787 words)

 Amazon.com: The Best of the Gap Band: Music: The Gap Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Gap Band are not a band interested in showcasing their musical acumen, but rather, they want to get you onto the dance floor.
They very well may be the only funk band that didn't give into the synthesizer craze of the early 80's.
There are keyboards littered throughout the album, but they are complimented by jazzy, James Brown guitar licks, funky percussion and horn arrangements just as tight as Earth, Wind and Fire or the Ohio Players.
www.amazon.com /Best-Gap-Band/dp/B000001E54   (1181 words)

 Roger Troutman Page in Fuller Up, The Dead Musicians Directory
Zapp II appeared in 1982 and proved just as popular as the group's first, including Zapp's only number one RandB single, "Dance Floor."
The New Zapp IV U fared slightly better after release in late 1985 (thanks to the single "Computer Love"), but in 1987, Roger's third solo album, Unlimited!, featured the group's biggest hit yet, "I Want to Be Your Man," a chart-topper on the RandB lists and a respectable number three pop.
Though Roger and/or Zapp hit the RandB charts frequently during the rest of the late '80s, the unit had effectively halted recording with the 1991 Roger LP Bridging the Gap.
elvispelvis.com /rogertroutman.htm   (1327 words)

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