The Modern Artist


I submit Bernie Worrell as the perfect model artist for this new age.

True, he came from the classic music world, at least the black side of it.

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Bernie Worrell 1944-2016

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.

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Just Breathe

Great Drugs man

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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 … Read the rest

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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Soul Divine

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Amp Fiddler managed to launch a successful solo career after many years with the P-Funk Mob. His records take that P-Funk groove and give it a touch more soul/R&B and let Amp get his strut on. Here’s a nice … Read the rest

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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Give It A Chance

Outstanding song from the late 70’s that stayed unreleased until the late 90’s.

It’s George Clinton’s son Tracey Lewis, aka TreyLewd and his first band, the Flastic Brain Flam. It’s a monster song that just keeps going and going. Greatness.… Read the rest

Hold On

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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 … Read the rest

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.

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Oh Europa, Europa

Check it, some smart folks are looking into the feasibility of actually going to Europa, the strange moon of Jupiter that has often been pegged in fiction as the home of our alien friends.

Europa is covered in a … Read the rest

Sure Is Funky In Here

Live P-Funk from the ’81 tour, ah mazing:

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Going Nowhere Fast

Great rare unheralded funk from Clip Payne and the 420 Funk Mob.… Read the rest

George Loves Cookies Cookies

Great episode of The Cleveland Show where Cleveland’s mother Cookie, fed up with years of neglect from her husband, takes off with George Clinton – first aboard the mothership, then aboard the tour bus. She goes 20 rounds with George … Read the rest