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The Many Facets of Roger

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Released  1981
Artist  Roger Troutman
Producer  Roger Troutman
Genres  Funk, Blues, Electro
Length  40:13
Release date  1981
Label  Warner Bros. Records

Recorded  1981, Detroit, Michigan
The Many Facets of Roger (1981)  The Saga Continues (1984)
Similar  The Saga Continues, Bridging the Gap, Zapp II, The New Zapp IV U, Zapp III

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The Many Facets of Roger was the debut solo project by Dayton, Ohio-based funk musician Roger Troutman, released a year after the singer made his debut as lead frontman of his family-based funk group, Zapp, and the group had made their breakthrough with the funk hit "More Bounce to the Ounce". The album went platinum based on the R&B successes of "So Ruff, So Tuff" and his cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It through the Grapevine". In the album, Troutman featured two instrumentals, "A Chunk of Sugar" and "Blue (A Tribute to the Blues)", which was recorded inside Detroit's United Sound Studios. Roger's brothers and his cohorts in Zapp, Larry, Lester and Terry also helped to contribute to the solo release.


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Track listing

All songs were written and composed by Roger and Larry Troutman unless otherwise noticed.

  1. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (10:45) (Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong)
  2. "So Ruff, So Tuff" (4:49)
  3. "A Chunk of Sugar" (5:28)
  4. "Do It Roger" (8:11)
  5. "Maxx Axe" (8:16)
  6. "Blue (A Tribute to the Blues)" (3:24)


  • Arranged By, Backing Vocals, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Music By, Synthesizer, Synthesizer [Maxx Axe Synthesized Guitar] - Roger Troutman
  • Arranged By, Congas, Lyrics By, Percussion - Larry Troutman
  • Backing Vocals - Bobby Glover, Delores Smith, Greg Jackson, Janetta Boyce, Marchelle Smith
  • Bass, Backing Vocals - Zapp Troutman
  • Drums - Lester Troutman
  • Horns - Carl Cowen
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals - Dick Smith
  • Written-By - Larry Troutman (tracks: A2 to B3), Roger Troutman (tracks: A2 to B3)
  • Songs

    1I Heard It Through the Grapevine10:45
    2So Ruff - So Tuff4:49
    3A Chunk of Sugar5:28


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