Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman of Zapp breaks down his use of the talk box

  On this 1987 episode of Video Soul, guest Roger Troutman, frontman of the funk/boogie group Zapp, says of the talk…

September 4th, 2015 | | Videos

Zapp frontman Roger Troutman popularized the talk box (aka On Golden Throat)

  “It’s so crazy, it just might work.” –The Muppets Muppet of My Mind By the time Stevie Wonder got…

May 22nd, 2013 | | Articles

Blue Collar Hustle

Detroit, Michigan is a region defined by soul, passion and music. It was the launching pad for Motown and its subsidiary labels, has helped introduce music listeners to artists like Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, the Four Tops and more.

May 16th, 2013 | | Articles
Issue 35 - Roger Troutman

Issue 35

Issue 35 cover artists Roger Troutman and Booker T. Jones were both innovative musicians of extraordinary vision. Each is known…

May 30th, 2009 | | Wax Poetics Magazine

The making of Rick James’s ghetto symphony, Street Songs

  The following are outtakes from our Rick James cover story in Wax Poetics Issue 23.

June 5th, 2007 | | Articles