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The Saga Continues...

Roger

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Unique, creative, and the consummate showman, are only a few of the adjectives you could use to describe The Saga Continues. Roger uses his vocoder or talk box to great effects on a sizzling, squealing version of Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour," accompanied by the Mighty Clouds of Joy. A bouncy "In The Mix" soared to #10 R&B in 1984. Ex-Ohio Players' keyboardist, Billy Beck helps on keyboards, and Maceo Parker adds his usual awesome sax outbursts. Most of the songs were written by Roger and his brother Larry, including "Play Your Guitar Brother Roger," awhere his playing skills are highlighted. While a solo album, the lineup remains the same as on the Zapp releases, the musical approach remains the same.

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Play Your Guitar, Brother Roger

This is classic funk, doesn't get better than Roger & Zapp. His legacy forever lives on.

Underrated Album

Tight album....one of Roger's most underrated work..Play your Guitar brother Roger....says enough of the man's skills with the guitar. A must have n the Zapp collection...

Biography

Born: November 29, 1951 in Hamilton, OH

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

Best known as the leader, founder, songwriter, singer, and guitarist of early-'80s funk masters Zapp, Roger Troutman (better known simply as "Roger") also forged a successful solo career. Born November 29, 1951, in Hamilton, OH, Troutman was the fourth child in a family of nine kids, and gravitated toward music at an extremely early age; he was only five years old when he received his first guitar. It wasn't long before the young musician was playing in local bands, including one outfit called the...
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