Zapp & Roger (a.k.a. the Zapp Band) is an influential family funk group from Dayton, OH. Formed in 1977, the band was led by Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 - April 25, 1999). Zapp reformed in 2003 with the remaining Troutman brothers.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • More Bounce To The Ounce (1980)
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine (1981)
  • I Want To Be Your Man (1987)
  • Boom! There She Was (1988)
  • Mega Medley (1993)
  • Slow And Easy (1993)
  • Sweet Sexy Thing (1997)

Pop charts debut year: 1980

Years active: 1977-1999, 2003-present

Genres: Funk, electro

Labels: Warner Bros., Reprise, Death Row, Motown, Mercury, Zapp Town Records


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