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Zapp III [Import]

ZappAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 25, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B00004S8MS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392,113 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Heartbreaker (Part 1 Part 2)
2. I Can Make You Dance
3. Play Some Blues
4. Spend My Whole Life
5. We Need The Buck
6. Tut-Tut (Jazz)
7. Doo Wa Ditty (Live With Introdution By Mo Ostin)

Editorial Reviews

German edition of the hit R&B group's 1983 & third album. Out of print in the U.S., it contains all seven cuts from the original release. The group's leader Roger Troutman was murdered by one of his brothers in early 1999. Standard jewelcase.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zapp III...finally on CD July 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD
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!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WARNING -ZAPP Tastic April 2, 2004
Format:Audio CD
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 !!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spend my whole life with you March 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
i have been looking for zappIII for a couple of years now. particularly for this one song, i love it. i wanted it as my wedding song where can i find it? please bring it back.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE WITH YOU February 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the greatest songs ever.You guys have to bring this one back. I've been searching for this one for a while. Please bring it back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars tight Album January 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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'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. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spend My Whole Life
I have searched high and low for this CD found the album on Ebay and was outbidded :-( I did finally find the song to download from Napster and the quality was actually better... Read more
Published on February 28, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars unforgotten
This cd takes me back to when Roger Troutman was at his finest. The Ohio sound is felt throughout the the cd. Read more
Published on June 20, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album
Roger&Zapp Sound Great The Grooves are tight as always.also The Slow Jams.You Can't go Wrong with this Great Talented Band.The Slow Cut is The Jam.Very Essential.
Published on May 12, 2000 by mistermaxxx08
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it the same?
Hey Scipio, hope you liked Guam while you were here. I'm still hanging at the base club on Soul Night. It's the only place I can hear my Zapp song. Read more
Published on April 9, 2000 by Michelle Epps
5.0 out of 5 stars spend my whole life
spend my whole life is one the greatet love songs ever.bringing it back would be a tribute to Roger and his brother. since they are no longer here.BRING IT BACK.
Published on March 8, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT'S UP!
Published on February 20, 2000 by Scipio Cowan
5.0 out of 5 stars Why? Why? Why?
Whys is Zapp III no longer being issued? I have to agree with Scipio (hope I spelled your name right) about "Spend My Whole Life With you". Read more
Published on February 17, 2000 by Michelle Epps
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