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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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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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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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

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

Great song, great version. I’ve written much due to this song…
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Sure Looks Good To Me – Live P-Funk

The P smashing Red Hot Momma:

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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 … Read the rest

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

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Tales of Dr. Funkenstein

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Osmium Classic

Great forgotten classic!  So many great songs from the P-Funk crew.


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When Will The People?

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

 


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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.

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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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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

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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 … Read the rest