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The Many Facets of Roger (180 gram)

   Artist: Roger Troutman
Label: Warner Brothers
Orig. Released: 1981
Catalog No.: LPWBRO3594
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (1.3)

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Roger Troutman was the lead singer of the band Zapp who helped to pave the way for West Coast hip hop after the scene's rappers heavily sampled his music over the years. Troutman was well known for his use of the talkbox, a device that is connected to an instrument (frequently a keyboard) to create different vocal effects. Roger used a custom-made talkbox--the Electro Harmonix "Golden Throat," as well as a Yamaha DX100 FM synthesizer. As both lead singer of Zapp and in his subsequent solo releases, he scored a bevy of funk and R&B hits throughout the 1980s. In 1981, upon the fast-paced success of Zapp's first album, Troutman cut his first solo album, The Many Facets of Roger. Featuring his frenetic funk cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", the song exploded to number one on the R&B singles chart helping the album sell over a million copies. The album also featured the hit, "So Ruff, So Tuff", which was almost similar to "More Bounce..." as was most Roger/Zapp singles during this time.

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Track Titles
(Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong) Stone Agate
Music Division-BMI
2. SO RUFF, SO TUFF " 4:49
(Roger & Larry Troutman) Troutman's Music-
BMI Adm. by Bumpershoot Music
3. A CHUNK OF SUGAR " 5:28
(Roger & Larry Troutman) Troutman's Music-
BMI Adm. by Bumpershoot Music

1. DO IT ROGER " 8:11
2. MAXX AXE " 8:16
All Tunes Written by Roger & Larry Troutman
All Tunes Published by Troutman's Music-BMI
Adm. by Bumpershoot Music


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