genre: psych, soul, funk
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Fuzz Acid & Flowers :
Born in 1941 in North Carolina, George Clinton formed a doo-wop group, the Parliements, in the mid-fifties. After several line-up changes the Parliements had to wait until 1967 before they charted for the first time with the soul single (I Just Wanna) Testify. In 1968, Clinton formed Funkadelic and signed with Westbound, a new label created in Detroit by Armen Boladian (they also released several Teegarden and Van Winkle albums).
Funkadelic (for "Funk" and "Psychedelic") tried, rather successfully, to merge soul, funk, rock and psych and will interest fans of Sly And The Family Stone and Hendrix (a major influence on their guitarist, Eddie Hazel). In a slightly different style, another black group, The Temptations, tried to do the same with their Psychedelic Shack period.
Funkadelic kept on recording for Warner during the '70s and early '80s. Their albums were generally housed in highly colored sleeves and the musicians were among the first to wear exuberant science fiction outfits, with strange boots, glasses, feathers etc.. A very prolific musician but also an advised businessman, George Clinton managed to sign during the same core of musicians to different labels and therefore also formed Parliament(Invictus and Casablanca), the Brides Of Funkenstein (Atlantic), the Parlets, Botsy Collins Rubber Band (Warner) and the Horny Horns.
It should be noted that this George Clinton musn't be confused with the Californian white keyboards player who formed Timber, was an active sessionman and today composes soundtracks. It's also worth mentioning that the group backed Ruth Copeland on her album I Am What I Am (Invictus) 1971. ~ (Stephane Rebeschini)
"Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?" (George Clinton) - 9:04
"I Bet You" (Clinton, Patrick Lindsey, Sidney Barnes) - 6:10 (released as a single: Westbound 150)
"Music for My Mother" (Clinton, Eddie Hazel, Billy Nelson) - 5:37 (released as a single: Westbound 148)
"I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing" (Clarence Haskins) - 3:52 (released as a single: Westbound 158)
"Good Old Music" (Clinton) - 7:59
"Qualify and Satisfy" (Clinton, Nelson, Hazel) - 6:15
"What Is Soul" (Clinton) - 7:40
"Can't Shake It Loose" (Clinton, Barnes, Joanne Jackson, Rose Marie McCoy) - 2:28
"I Bet You" (Clinton, Lindsey, Barnes) - 4:10
"Music for My Mother" (Clinton, Hazel, Nelson) - 5:17
"As Good as I Can Feel" (Clinton, Haskins) - 2:31
"Open Our Eyes" (Leon Lumpkins) - 3:58
"Qualify and Satisfy" (Clinton, Nelson, Hazel) - 3:00
"Music for My Mother" (Clinton, Hazel, Nelson) - 6:14
John Anderson – bass guitar, vocals
Lee Crabtree – piano, celeste, bells
Pete Kearney – guitar
Betsy Klein – vocals
Tuli Kupferberg – maracas, tambourine, vocals
Vinny Leary – bass, guitar
Ed Sanders – vocals
Ken Weaver – conga, drums, vocals
George Clinton: vocals
Eddie Hazel: lead guitar, vocals on "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?" and "I Bet You"
Lucius "Tawl" Ross: rhythm guitar, vocals on "Music for My Mother"
Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood: drums on "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic", "I Bet You", "I Got a Thing", "Good Old Music", and "Qualify and Satisfy"
Billy "Bass" Nelson: bass on "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?" and "I Got a Thing"; vocals on "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?" and "Music for My Mother"
Ray Monette: guitar on "I Got a Thing"
Bob Babbitt: bass on "I Bet You"
Mickey Atkins: organ on "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?"
Bernie Worrell: organ on "I Got a Thing"
Earl Van Dyke: keyboards on "I Bet You"
Brad Innis: drums on "Music for My Mother"
Gasper Lawal: conga on "Music for My Mother"
Herb Sparkman: lead vocals on "Music for My Mother"
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins: lead vocals on "I Got a Thing"
Calvin Simon: lead vocals on "Qualify and Satisfy"
Additional vocals by Ray Davis, Grady Thomas and some unknown female vocalists