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Thread started 10/21/18 8:08am

Graycap23

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Roger produced album of his Son

[New Jack Swing/Funk/Soul/RnB/R&B/Electro Funk] Here is Roger Troutman II aka Lynch with his first and only album (under the name Lynch) titled: "A Pinch Of Lynch". EXCELLENT New Jack Swing album that unfortunately fell under the radar, which is quite disappointing when you learn about his family's history in the music business. Roger Troutman, Jr. is the the son of ZAPP's frontman and talkbox inventor, Roger Troutman. He was born in 1970 and hailed from Minnesota. He joined his father's band in 1987 where he was taught first hand to manipulate and master the talkbox. Having worked alongside his father, he gained the experience of performing in front of adoring fans around the world, as well as to learn the craft of songwriting, and musicianship. All these skills culminated in him to record this album with Capitol Records. In addition to this album with Lynch performing keyboards, horns, lead and backgrounds vocals, he also had some incredible musicians backing him up. Those musicians included his father on keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, percussions, and background vocals, uncles Terry and Lester Troutman played bass guitar and drums respectively...oh and his father produced this whole album. The track "Heartbreaker" (Track 5) was first recorded by ZAPP on their 1983 Warner Bros. Records Gold certified album, "III". "Magic Spell" (Track 8) is a song that was originally recorded by then ZAPP member, vocalist/guitarist, "Bad" Bobby Glover, for his 1984 self titled album yet the only difference is the song's title, on his album it is called: "Your Spell". This album is an extremely hard to find item, at least the Compact Disc is. So if you should find it ANYWHERE, grab it quickly. Unfortunately, Roger Lynch Troutman, Jr. never reached his full potential as one would expect. He died of a head injury in January of 2003, he was only 33 years old. This album was released under Capitol Records '89.

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Reply #1 posted 10/21/18 4:20pm

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Thanks for the thread. I had never heard of him before.

It´s sad that he died so young. There was a lot of tragedy in the Troutman family. May they rest in peace.

Very musical family.

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Reply #2 posted 10/22/18 4:37am

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KoolEaze said:

Thanks for the thread. I had never heard of him before.

It´s sad that he died so young. There was a lot of tragedy in the Troutman family. May they rest in peace.

Very musical family.

eek Indeed.

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Reply #3 posted 10/22/18 4:43am

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 10/23/18 12:01am

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damn, did not know, thanks for the info. back then I collected everything connected to the Roger & Zapp camp I could get my hands on, but this one slipped through. guess this never got a European release. bugger!

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Reply #5 posted 10/23/18 7:08pm

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Graycap23 said:

[New Jack Swing/Funk/Soul/RnB/R&B/Electro Funk] Here is Roger Troutman II aka Lynch with his first and only album (under the name Lynch) titled: "A Pinch Of Lynch". EXCELLENT New Jack Swing album that unfortunately fell under the radar, which is quite disappointing when you learn about his family's history in the music business. Roger Troutman, Jr. is the the son of ZAPP's frontman and talkbox inventor, Roger Troutman. He was born in 1970 and hailed from Minnesota. He joined his father's band in 1987 where he was taught first hand to manipulate and master the talkbox. Having worked alongside his father, he gained the experience of performing in front of adoring fans around the world, as well as to learn the craft of songwriting, and musicianship. All these skills culminated in him to record this album with Capitol Records. In addition to this album with Lynch performing keyboards, horns, lead and backgrounds vocals, he also had some incredible musicians backing him up. Those musicians included his father on keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, percussions, and background vocals, uncles Terry and Lester Troutman played bass guitar and drums respectively...oh and his father produced this whole album. The track "Heartbreaker" (Track 5) was first recorded by ZAPP on their 1983 Warner Bros. Records Gold certified album, "III". "Magic Spell" (Track 8) is a song that was originally recorded by then ZAPP member, vocalist/guitarist, "Bad" Bobby Glover, for his 1984 self titled album yet the only difference is the song's title, on his album it is called: "Your Spell". This album is an extremely hard to find item, at least the Compact Disc is. So if you should find it ANYWHERE, grab it quickly. Unfortunately, Roger Lynch Troutman, Jr. never reached his full potential as one would expect. He died of a head injury in January of 2003, he was only 33 years old. This album was released under Capitol Records '89.

I'm friends with his other sibling on Facebook. He said he gets a LOT of responses from people NOT even knowing his father Roger Troutman even passed away. eek

That's so disrespectful. disbelief

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Reply #6 posted 10/24/18 8:40am

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I think I have seen this one before and passed. Obviously didn't peep the producer credits.

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Reply #7 posted 10/24/18 2:39pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Graycap23 said:

[New Jack Swing/Funk/Soul/RnB/R&B/Electro Funk] Here is Roger Troutman II aka Lynch with his first and only album (under the name Lynch) titled: "A Pinch Of Lynch". EXCELLENT New Jack Swing album that unfortunately fell under the radar, which is quite disappointing when you learn about his family's history in the music business. Roger Troutman, Jr. is the the son of ZAPP's frontman and talkbox inventor, Roger Troutman. He was born in 1970 and hailed from Minnesota. He joined his father's band in 1987 where he was taught first hand to manipulate and master the talkbox. Having worked alongside his father, he gained the experience of performing in front of adoring fans around the world, as well as to learn the craft of songwriting, and musicianship. All these skills culminated in him to record this album with Capitol Records. In addition to this album with Lynch performing keyboards, horns, lead and backgrounds vocals, he also had some incredible musicians backing him up. Those musicians included his father on keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, percussions, and background vocals, uncles Terry and Lester Troutman played bass guitar and drums respectively...oh and his father produced this whole album. The track "Heartbreaker" (Track 5) was first recorded by ZAPP on their 1983 Warner Bros. Records Gold certified album, "III". "Magic Spell" (Track 8) is a song that was originally recorded by then ZAPP member, vocalist/guitarist, "Bad" Bobby Glover, for his 1984 self titled album yet the only difference is the song's title, on his album it is called: "Your Spell". This album is an extremely hard to find item, at least the Compact Disc is. So if you should find it ANYWHERE, grab it quickly. Unfortunately, Roger Lynch Troutman, Jr. never reached his full potential as one would expect. He died of a head injury in January of 2003, he was only 33 years old. This album was released under Capitol Records '89.

I'm friends with his other sibling on Facebook. He said he gets a LOT of responses from people NOT even knowing his father Roger Troutman even passed away. eek

That's so disrespectful. disbelief

I'm still not understanding why people's ignorance of Roger Troutman's passing is disrespectful... Ignorant maybe, but not disrespectful.

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Reply #8 posted 10/24/18 10:19pm

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Roger Jr also released an album in 2003 called "The Second Coming"



My favourite track from the Lynch LP


You can definitely hear Roger Sr has worked on this track.

I'm wondering if any Roger Troutman out takes exist?. I've seen studio footage of Roger and he was very much a perfectionist so maybe there's just the existing recordings. A song called "Superman" is included a bonus track on the "Many Facets of Roger". That to me sounds like it was recorded later.


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Reply #9 posted 10/24/18 10:38pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I'm friends with his other sibling on Facebook. He said he gets a LOT of responses from people NOT even knowing his father Roger Troutman even passed away. eek

That's so disrespectful. disbelief

I'm still not understanding why people's ignorance of Roger Troutman's passing is disrespectful... Ignorant maybe, but not disrespectful.

prince

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Reply #10 posted 10/25/18 2:13pm

SoulAlive

speaking of ZAPP.....they actually have a new album due tomorrow.I have heard some of it and it sounds great headbang

Image result for zapp vii roger & friends

Listen to it here.....

ZAPP Zapp VII: Roger &...o Records.

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Reply #11 posted 10/25/18 11:27pm

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My favourite track on the album so far, featuring Bootsy

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Reply #12 posted 10/25/18 11:33pm

SoulAlive

thumbs up!
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Reply #13 posted 10/26/18 12:46pm

mrwiggles

Ok I need to peep this new one. I was working in radio when the Lynch album came out but the industry pretty much slept on it. Capitol really had some issues in their black music department at that point. I think it was them he was signed to.
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Reply #14 posted 10/26/18 3:48pm

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mrwiggles said:

Ok I need to peep this new one. I was working in radio when the Lynch album came out but the industry pretty much slept on it. Capitol really had some issues in their black music department at that point. I think it was them he was signed to.

Yeah, I need to check this one out, too. Thanks to Soul Alive, we know about it. BTW it was shocking to read the family history--although I knew about Roger's tragic end... I wonder why in some families there seems to be such a tragic dynamic...

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Reply #15 posted 10/28/18 7:44pm

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He ALSO worked w/Mint Condition on Their "Definition Of A Band" Album!!!

cool cool

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Reply #16 posted 10/29/18 6:01am

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woogiebear said:

He ALSO worked w/Mint Condition on Their "Definition Of A Band" Album!!!

cool cool

Yes he did.

Lil Roger.......

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Reply #17 posted 10/30/18 2:36pm

mrwiggles

purplethunder3121 said:



mrwiggles said:


Ok I need to peep this new one. I was working in radio when the Lynch album came out but the industry pretty much slept on it. Capitol really had some issues in their black music department at that point. I think it was them he was signed to.

Yeah, I need to check this one out, too. Thanks to Soul Alive, we know about it. BTW it was shocking to read the family history--although I knew about Roger's tragic end... I wonder why in some families there seems to be such a tragic dynamic...



I think I may even still have the vinyl over in some crates. Gonna dignaround for it later. The group was all about family. The Zapp story is a heartbreaker for sure, no pun intended.
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