Something New/Gonna Have Big Fun

Something New/Gonna Have Big Fun

by New HorizonsNew Horizons

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Overview

One of the more obscure '80s funk acts from Dayton, OH, New Horizons nonetheless benefited from the assistance of the Troutman family (Roger, Larry, Robert, and Terry) and a deal with Columbia. This Funky Town Grooves release combines the Thomas brothers' Something New (1983) and Gonna Have Big Fun (1984), both of which were recorded at Troutman Sound Labs and bear the unmistakable Zapp/Troutman synth-funk stamp. The earlier album features "Your Thing Is Your Thing," a Top 40 R&B single. The latter album did not produce any hits, but it does feature a handful of appealing songs that are closer to mellow modern soul than funk à la Zapp's "I Can Make You Dance."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2018
Label: Funky Town Grooves
UPC: 0886976730529
catalogNumber: 4
Rank: 59659

Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Horizons   Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell   Keyboards
Maceo Parker   Horn
Eddie Barber   Horn
Billy Beck   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Rhythm,Lead
Jannetta Boyce   Background Vocals
Carl Cowen   Horn
Dale Degroat   Keyboards
Jerome Derrickson   Horn
Sherman Fleetwood   Bass
Gregory Jackson   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mark Thomas   Vocals,Background Vocals
Larry Troutman   Percussion
Lester Troutman   Percussion,Drums
Roger   Bass,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Lead
Michael Warren   Horn
Greg Jackson   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Roger Troutman   Bass,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Bobby Glover   Background Vocals
Terry "Zapp" Troutman   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Tim Abrams   Background Vocals,Rhythm,Lead
Ray Davis   Background Vocals
Bart Thomas   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Rhythm,Lead
Art Thomas   Background Vocals
Timothy Abrams   Vocals,Background Vocals
Varges Thomas   Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Janetta Boyce   Background Vocals
Art Thomas   Background Vocals
Zapp Troutman   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Billy Beck   Composer,Producer
Gregory Jackson   Composer
Mark Thomas   Composer
Larry Troutman   Composer
Roger   Composer,Producer
Donald Cleveland   Reissue Producer
Roger Troutman   Composer,Producer
James Williams   Composer
Terry "Zapp" Troutman   Producer
Bart Thomas   Composer
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Clarence Willis   Composer
Art Thomas   Composer
Varges Thomas   Composer
Zapp Troutman   Producer

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