TIR 165: Behind Zapp’s Boyce in the Band

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Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott “DR GX” Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.

Featured in TIR Episode 165 (2 parts): Singer Jannetta Warren, who under her maiden name of Jannetta Boyce was a member of funk powerhouse Zapp, one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1980s. She also contributed to several other acts under the umbrella of bandleader-producer Roger Troutman, including his solo albums and those by Bobby Glover, The Human Body, Sugarfoot from the Ohio Players and Shirley Murdock.

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In recent years, along with other original band members, she has performed under the name Zapp Anthology — continuing to bring revered favorites to fans like “More Bounce to the Ounce,” “Dancefloor,” “Heartbreaker,” “I Can Make You Dance,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Computer Love.” Those are among the all-time most beloved jams.

Here she talks about being the only female member of Zapp, meeting and sharing stages with all the funk and soul greats, what made Roger Troutman tick, and lots more.

RECORDED SEPTEMBER 2020

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