We Can Make You Dance: The Zapp & Roger Anthology

Zapp / Roger

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We Can Make You Dance: The Zapp & Roger Anthology Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Weighing in at two discs and 29 songs, this is easily too much for the average listener, but for those with the inclination, dedication, or patience, We Can Make You Dance: The Zapp & Roger Anthology is clearly the ideal retrospective on Zapp & Roger. What makes it so successful is that it doesn't stick to recordings released under the name Zapp -- there are solo cuts from Roger, selections from his early recordings with the Human Body, even a cut from H-Town to close the collection. Along the way, all of the hits are present, many in their single versions, and it's all bolstered by a fine, 32-page booklet with notes by Tom Vickers and plenty of photos. Much of this is very, very good funk; some of it is great, but the comprehensiveness of the set and the fact that the majority of the greatest cuts sit nicely on more comprehensive single-disc collections pretty much guarantees that this is just for the serious funkateer -- who will not be disappointed, mind you.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Roger / Zapp 04:00 SpotifyAmazon
2 Roger / Zapp 07:30 SpotifyAmazon
3 Roger / Zapp 04:09 SpotifyAmazon
4 Roger / Zapp 06:23 SpotifyAmazon
5 Roger / Zapp 04:26 SpotifyAmazon
6 Roger / Zapp feat: Wanda Rash 04:13 SpotifyAmazon
7 Roger / Zapp feat: The Mighty Clouds of Joy 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
8 Roger / Zapp feat: The Human Body 05:37 SpotifyAmazon
9 Roger / Zapp 04:44 SpotifyAmazon
10 Roger / Zapp 04:12 SpotifyAmazon
11 Roger / Zapp 04:36 SpotifyAmazon
12 Roger / Zapp 04:37 SpotifyAmazon
13 Roger / Zapp 03:37 SpotifyAmazon
14 Roger / Zapp 04:24 SpotifyAmazon
15 Roger / Zapp 05:16 SpotifyAmazon
16 Roger / Zapp feat: H-Town 04:59 SpotifyAmazon
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