Junie Morrison Genius Appreciation Post

Rest In Peace Young Man, only 62, and gone already.

Junie Morrison

Walter “Junie” Morrison

7 months after losing Bernie Worrell. Then there’s Bowie. Prince. Wow what a run of bad news for music lovers worldwide.

I have been one of Junie’s …

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Bernie

Pure Music.
Pure Passion.

The man was a vessel. The sounds he made were direct from his soul to yours.
His fingers were only complete when connected to the black and white keys – ivory, wood, plastic – no matter.

Everybody’s Got A Thang

The firstest and bestest version of the P-Funk Thang as it was forming in 1969.

 

Bernie isn’t there yet, neither is Tiki, Bootsy or Garry. But the Parliaments are out front and a very early version of Funkadelic is …

Good Morning Eddie


Who’s the finest electric guitarist of all time?

It’s a very short list at the very very top.

There’s likely millions of good ones, thousands of amazing ones, and probably 100’s of legends that I have heard of.


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But then …

Into The Mind Of Funk

Great discussion with Bootsy about the old days of P-Funk.

You may have seen parts of this in other shows, but I hadn’t seen the long-form version of this until now. Must see info for funkateers!

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The Power Of The Song

Witness Funkadelic doing their thing to your earholes:

Hit It & Quit It

For sure, think about that and think on that a little more. Don’t go negative unless you lean that way. We must always learn and pace ourselves.

This is one my favorite jams of all time, monster early Funkadelic with …

George Clinton Cannot Be Quelled

Keeps Me Hanging In There

Fantasy Is Reality In The World Today – one of the many P-Funk compositions I absolutely love. I have several versions of this song and love them all. Add this little gem to the mix — it’s live at Daryl’s …

Standing on the Verge

Enjoy yourself with this pumped up version of Funkadelic’s classic by the Red Hots and The Roots, having fun on late night TV:

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Pledge Allegiance To The Funk

The United Funk of Funkadelica

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She Hung Them On The Fence

It’s the 420 Funk Mob with George Clinton rocking the ancient (45 years?) Parliament jam “Funky Woman”.

 

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That Was My Girl

Great one from Funkadelic, love the lyrics from George.

I’m Free Because I’m Free of Needing To Be Free

Great song, great version. I’ve written much due to this song…

Sure Looks Good To Me – Live P-Funk

The P smashing Red Hot Momma:

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All Over The World with Tawl Ross

There was a great album from the rare bird known as Tal (or Tawl, or Lucious, or Detrimental Vasoline) Ross that came out in 1995 called “Giant Shirley”. Tal is the original OG guitar player along with Eddie Hazel in …

Live P Always Satisfies

George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars came through my town last Friday night and I managed to grab some tickets right before the sell-out.

Like many times in the past, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the show, given …

The Mothership Lands in Erotic City – P-Funk Cover a Classic

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New Funk From The Mob

Here’s a sneak peak at the newest LP from Clip Payne’s 420 Funk Mob, the alt-funk mob run out of Woodstock NY. It’s called Eve of the Emperor and I’ve been enjoying it, like past 420 releases, with it’s funkadelic …

Tales of Dr. Funkenstein

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When Will The People?

The power and strength of the original Parliaments, backed by the young Funkadelics, recorded properly…. yummy.

 


Rare P-Funk Ditty

This one didn’t make it out whenever they made it, but ended up on one of the rarities collections: Check it out, it’s “Stink Finger”, one of the smoothest little p-funk jams i’ve heard in a bit.

This track is …

Satellite Dish Ears

Cool article on Bernie Worrell making a home for himself.

This guy is the greatest, an amazing human and one of the finest musicians ever. A living legend who is an example for us all.

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Everybody’s Got A Thang

Some pure 1970 Funk-a-del-ic For Your Late Summer Reflection. Don’t fake the funk or your nose is sure to grow:


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Indoctrinate The Youth

I’m speechless. I wish Pixar would throw a million at this guy Baptiste Jaquemet. Amazing.

Live from the Mothership

Live from the Mothership

Record Review: Funkadelic – Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On

[originally published on WFNK.com on October 1, 1999]

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Funkadelic, in my opinion is the GREATEST “black rock band” of all time. But let us put that in perspective. I am using the words- black, rock and …

A Chat with Keyboard Genius Bernie Worrell

Originally published on WFNK.com 08/01/1999

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During a heatwave sweeping the eastern united states in July of 1999, I got music legend Bernie Worrell (1944-2016) on the phone for a candid conversation about his new band The WOO Warriors, the old