40 Years Ago Today- Electro Funk Originators Zapp Released Their S/T Debut LP (Listen to “Funky Bounce”)

40 years ago today (7/28/80), the true American funk band Zapp released their self-titled debut LP. Featuring a foray into the electro funk that would be later perfected by Prince, along with use of a talk box, Zapp was a rather large ensemble and was their new Funkadelic. In fact,, Zapp also worked closely with George Clinton and Bootsy Collins of Parliament-Funkadelic during its early stages and served as an influence to the west coast hip-hop G Funk sound. Check out “Funky Bounce” from the debut…

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