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Something New / Gonna Have Big fun
Nº of Discs:
|1. Your Thing Is Your Thing|
|2. I Can't Tell You|
|3. Something New|
|4. County Line|
|5. Reaching For New Horizons|
|6. Your Thing (Rap)|
|7. Big Fun|
|8. Searching For That Lady|
|9. Love To Spend The Night|
|10. Get Ready, Let's Party|
|11. Dance Frite|
|12. No One Ever Will|
|13. U Can Do (Whatcha Wanna)|
|14. I See You There|
This title has come back from a previous distributor, first come, first serve basis.
From our Hidden Treasures Series comes both of the New Horizons albums on 1 CD, Something New from 1983 and Gonna Have Big Fun from 1984.
Restored From the Original Master Tapes by Mark Wilder, at Battery Studios in New York,
Group Members. Varges Thomas • Mark Thomas • Bart Thomas • Tim Abrams • Art Thomas
Recorded and Released 2 albums on Columbia Records in 1983 and 1984. Both of their LP's were produced by Roger Troutman.
Innovative funkster Roger Troutman was the master of the vocoder -- a keyboard synthesizer that created robotic-sounding vocals through the simultaneous use of a piano-like interface and a breath controller (breath tube), somewhat like a guitar talk box. What James Jamerson did for the bass, Jimi Hendrix for the guitar, and Stevie Wonder for the harmonica, Troutman did for the vocoder.
As a member of Zapp, a band that included his brothers Larry, Lester, and Tony, and recording under the solo moniker of Roger, he helped define and give life to a difficult-to-play instrument that previously was used for gimmicky effects and, as played by others, was basically devoid of personality. With his winning smile and charming playfulness, Troutman was a favorite on stage and record. He'd often bring his vocoder along on radio interviews, treating the listeners to his amazing vocoder skills.
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