|Studio album by Zapp|
|Released||July 28, 1980|
|Recorded||1979-1980, Detroit, Michigan (United Sound Studios)|
|Producer||Roger Troutman, Bootsy Collins|
|Robert Christgau||C+ |
Zapp is the self-titled debut album of the Ohio Funk band Zapp, released on Warner Bros. Records on July 28 1980. The album's style was highly similar to Parliament-Funkadelic as the band was working with and being produced by both Parliament members William Earl "Bootsy" Collins and George Clinton during the album's production.
The album partially influenced the creation of the G-funk genre of Hip-Hop, with multiple acts using the album as source material for samples Some of the songs featured in the album like "Be Alright" would later on be sampled by West Coast rappers such as 2Pac in his song "Keep Ya Head Up" in 1993, Yo-Yo in her song, "So Funky" in 1992 as well as R&B groups such as H-Town in their hit single "Knockin' Da Boots" and Mokenstef's 1995 hit "He's Mine".
Origin of "More Bounce to the Ounce"
Bootsy Collins was asked about that important recording session: "George Clinton just happened to step into the studio this night and he really liked this one part that we had already re-did on 'Funky Bounce'. He advised us to loop that section and put the other talk-box parts over it. At that time, this was considered a genius act, because you had to actually cut the tape and make the right cut, line it up and loop it. So let us not forget that Dr. Funkenstein was way ahead of his time as well."
- "More Bounce to the Ounce" – 9:25
- "Freedom" – 3:48
- "Brand New Player" – 5:51
- "Funky Bounce" – 6:46
- "Be Alright" – 7:52
- "Coming Home" – 6:34
- In 1980, "More Bounce To the Ounce" went to number 2 on the US Black singles chart and the self-titled album went straight to number one on the US Black albums chart also in 1980.
- Vocals-Greg Jackson, Terry Troutman, Roger Troutman, Bobby Glover, Jannetta Boyce, Marchelle Smith, Delores Smith
- Percussion-Larry and Lester Troutman
- Conga Drums-Larry Troutman
- Trapp Drums-Lester Troutman
- Bass-Terry Troutman
- Sax-Randy Wallace
- Keyboards-Greg Jackson
- Guitars-Bootsy Collins
- Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Talking Box, Bass, Harmonica, and vibes-Roger Troutman
- "More Bounce to the Ounce"
- "Do You" by Slum Village from the album Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)
- "California Love" by 2Pac & Dr. Dre from the album All Eyez on Me
- "Heed the Word of the Brother" by X-Clan
- "Servin' Em Heat" by South Central Cartel from the album 'N Gatz We Truss and "Ya Getz Clowned" from the album South Central Madness
- "Every Single Bitch" by X-Raided from the album Psycho Active
- "Had 2 Gat Ya" by Brotha Lynch Hung from the album 24 Deep
- "High Off Murder" by Sicx from the album Dead 4 Life
- "Loopzilla" by George Clinton from the album Computer Games
- "Ruff & Rugged" and "Raw Edge Bullshit" by Sicx & Brotha Lynch Hung from the album Nigga Deep
- "Return Of the Real Shit" by Above the Law from the album Uncle Sam's Curse
- "Snoop Bounce" by Snoop Doggy Dogg from the album Tha Doggfather
- "Bangin' On Wax-Duet" by Bloods & Crips from the album Bangin' on Wax
- "Ain't No Future in Yo Frontin'" by MC Breed from the album MC Breed & DFC
- "Stop, Look & Listen" by Lil Rob from the album Crazy Life
- "More Bounce" by Mr. Trippalot & Dinero
- "Material Girl" by Sylk-E. Fyne from the album Raw Sylk
- "Eastside Drama" by Brownside & Eazy-E from the album Gang Related
- "You Gots to Chill" by EPMD from the album Strictly Business
- "Going Back to Cali" by Notorious B.I.G from the album Life After Death
- "The Nigga Ya Love to Hate" by Ice Cube from the album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
- "Jackin' for Beats" by Ice Cube from the album Kill at Will
- "More Bounce" by Heavy D. & the Boyz from the album Big Tyme
- "Be Alright"
- "Knockin' da Boots" by H-Town from the album Fever for da Flavor (1993)
- "Keep Ya Head Up" by 2Pac from the album Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (1993)
- "Love Don't Love Nobody" by [Big Mello] from the Album
- "U Gotta Deal wit Dis (Gangsta Luv)" by South Central Cartel from the album South Central Madness (1992)
- "He's Mine" by Mokenstef from the album Azz Izz (1995)
- Tony Bolden, The funk era and beyond: new perspectives on black popular culture. Macmillan, 2008.
- Portia K. Maultsby, "Dayton Street Funk: The Layering of Multiple Identities" The Ashgate research companion to popular musicology. Ashgate, 2009.
- Dave Tompkins, Wax Poetics Magazine number 35 (2009)
- Rickey Vincent, Funk: the music, the people, and the rhythm of the one. Macmillan, 1996.
- Alexander G. Weheliye. “Feenin: Posthuman Voices in Black Popular Music.” Social Text 71 (summer 2002): 21-47.