Roger and Zapp Band Talk Box
Here’s an excerpt from a documentary about Roger Troutman and Zapp. This specific clip explores the band’s pioneering use of the ‘talk box’ while the film uses interviews with Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Zapp and others. My friend and Columbia J school classmate Frank Williams produced the doc.
Here’s a description from the web site. “For twenty years, the Zapp band created hits that sparked fires on dance floors worldwide. Situated somewhere in the funk zone between Prince and Parliament, the Troutman brothers – Lester, Terry, Larry and Roger – crafted a sound so flavorful, yet so polished, that they pulled together audiences of fans black, brown and white. “Unsung” will examine the enduring hits, the unforgettable personalities and ultimately, their stark tragedy.”