Zapp Zapp III Genres:Pop, R&B No Description Available — Track: 1: Heartbreaker (Part 1 Part 2),Track: 2: I Can Make You Dance,Track: 3: Play Some Blues,Track: 4: Spend My Whole Life,Track: 5: We Need The Buck,Track: 6: Tut-Tut (Jazz),Track: 7: Doo Wa D... more »itty (Live With Introdution By Mo Ostin)
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Track: 1: Heartbreaker (Part 1 Part 2),Track: 2: I Can Make You Dance,Track: 3: Play Some Blues,Track: 4: Spend My Whole Life,Track: 5: We Need The Buck,Track: 6: Tut-Tut (Jazz),Track: 7: Doo Wa Ditty (Live With Introdution By Mo Ostin)
Media Type: CD
Title: ZAPP III
Street Release Date: 05/02/2000
WARNING -ZAPP Tastic
Duncan Lawrence | leicester, leicestershire United Kingdom | 04/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Heavy on the Funk! These full 12 inch tracks need to be played on a loud bass friendly system. A grower of an album but is totally Zapp, Funky guitars; handclapping drums, Vocoder ( Synthesised voice box ). Purveyors of the original Funk sound, whilst Cameo were still kids or Snoop doggy dog was still a puppy. " I can make you dance " sums up the classic Zapp sound and in the full 12 inch mix - Yummy!
The ballad " Spend My whole Life " is refreshing and wholesome with lyrics like " I'm such a blessed man To have you in my life, I have in life one desire, that desire is to make you my wife." - A soulful lurve song!!
Tut-Tut ( Jazz) is an jazz funk instrumental that in its own way shines out from the album for its clever melody and Jazz guitar! - Warning This track is totally different from the rest of the album.
The Zapp Concept was born out of Dayton, Ohio from 2 brothers, Larry & Roger Troutman and they in turn formed the 10 piece outfit simply known as Zapp.
With only 7 songs you feel a bit cheated but this album is certainly one to add to your existing Zapp or P-funk collection. If Herbie Hancock or Fatback Band are your thang then this Cd will " Make you dance !!"
Zapp III...finally on CD
Jon L. Capogrossi | Arcadia, CA | 07/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kapp has returned with another review. Folks, this is a great album.Got the original on vinyl, because so far that's the only way it's been available. But, thanks to those German funkateers, it's now on CD for all to enjoy!!The first two songs are the classics all Zapp fans will know- "Heartbreaker" and "I can make you dance". These are the uncut long versions of these songs, and they are cool to hear in this format, especially Heartbreaker, which has a long instrumental end section with extra synthesizer funk that few have heard.Then there's "Play Some Blues", which is an underrated Zapp Jam. Roger comes in with a real funky guitar sound on the one, while the lyrics go "Just don't care, what you play, you aint played enough, till you play some blues"...The funky harmonica sound last heard on "Doo Wah Ditty" comes in, and makes this a long lost Zapp jam that, IMO, belongs up there with the rest of them- a real cool song.Side 2, things slow down. You have the love song "Spend My Whole Life". You then have one of Zapp's most socially conscious songs "We Need the Buck". This is a mid tempo funk jam singing about our government, how they spend lots of money, but not on the common man. This is a good song for anyone who ever thought Zapp was only about party music-they had a real concern for the common working man, which was who their music was always primarily for, they said. Next is "Tut Tut (Jazz)" which is a slow, jazzy instrumental. Roger's guitar sound smooths out on a George Benson-style solo, with smooth background vocals. A very mellow and nice song. The last song, "Doo Wah Ditty Live" is more of a joke-it's a short "skit" of Doo Wah Ditty playing with a "sound effect" audience, while an announcer says that "The chairman of Warner Brothers Records endorses Roger Troutman" Hillarious, and a testimony to the wide recognition the band had gathered by their third hit record. A great slab of 1983 funk. Thanks, German funkateers!"
email@example.com | usa | 01/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"digging this Collection from Roger Troutman&Family Grooving."Heartbreaker" is Rocking here."Play the blues" Showcases ROger's Chops.glad too see this Set back on the Market again.Roger&Family always made Jams you could Groove too&you could always appreciate the Musicianship."
Zapp,Don't Care What They Play Because It's All Good!
Andre S. Grindle | Brewer Maine | 03/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Zapp are a group I've been into for a very long time,over 12 years in fact.But it wasn't until the dawn of the new millenium that I put aside the Zapp/Roger best-of sets I'd been listening to and got into the original albums.This is the one that is devilishly hard to locate. It was finaly released on CD about half a decade ago and only recently did I decide to take the plunge and pick it up. It was my last of their albums I needed to purchase and I was skeptical due to reviews stating it wasn't nearly as strong as the first two.Well...it's sort of true.This album is NOT Zapp II by any means.One of my good friends and I who live funk and R&B both could agree in a way that many of Zapp & Roger's songs have a similar structure. One thing I always kept in mind is this bands combination of hard,surprisingly horn heavy electro funk and urban blues licks allows for each song,even if similar to sound very unique and very different. On this recording Zapp actually deviate a bit from their hard-funk/R&B ballad format.The two songs that start it out tell you so;here there is a mild smoothness to some of the production and more of an attempt to mix the bands ethic of live playing with the use of the studio."Heartbreaker",here in it's long version is a great example;a nice modern R&B type sound and production with a structure that is totally blues and it's one of my favorite Zapp tunes. "I Can Make You Dance" and "Play Some Blues" are classic Zapp;bluesy,swinging,electric and funky from all ends and,at these extended lenghs make them perfect for jamming on your speakers,headphones or whatever you please! After this the album starts going in it's own direction."Spend My Whole Life",one of Zapp's few bona fide ballads might be a minor weak point here.While it's well done and memorable it tends to be oversung,especially loudly so in the harmony parts and because it doesn't stick around too long it's not anything to worry about;it's kind of likeable.On "We Need The Buck" the pace is slowed somewhat to a simmering,stop gap funk where the vocorder is dropped for some greasy soul singing about...well some of the things Roger and Zapp Troutman would come to do for their home state of Ohio;using the concept of working class dialog to empower working class people to question their poor financial situation and work for a better life.It's a rare message song for the band and a triumph for this particular album.Onto the next tune we have "Tut Tut (Jazz)",an instrumental where Roger works out on guitar on a quirky,improvised number that allows the bands instrumentalists to really work out.A brief live reprise of "Doo Wa Ditty" and BOOM:The End!If you still believe all the bad things people sometimes say about this album pick this CD up and I guarentee you'll be in for an unexpected treat!"