July 3, 2009 Playlist

The Fifth Annual
Parliament / Funkadelic
Tribute Spectacular

"Funkadelic" by Funkadelic (1970)
Funkadelic  "Funkadelic"  1970 (USA)
It's the "4th of July", and that means it's time for the 5th annual Parliament-Funkadelic Spectacular!  If you don't know about "America's greatest band" by now, shame on you!  The eponymous 1970 debut album by Funkadelic marks the beginning of a string of incredibly influential, brain-melting heavy funk records.  
Here's some outrageous early video of Parliament/Funkadelic:  "I Wanna Testify" by The Parliaments was the song that started it all -- and the rest of this crazy freakout from 1969 is also well worth checking out!  And here they are again freaking out on TV with a tune from their debut LP,  "I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody Got A Thing".  But this next one may be the craziest clip of the classic Funkadelix ever: "Cosmic Slop " (1973 video).  And here's a glimpse of the spectacularly mind-blowing P-Funk stageshow of the later 1970's: "Cosmic Slop" (live 1979).
Artist Song Album Year Country
"George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic" Let's Take It To The Stage / Do That Stuff (live) Live In Houston OST rec. 1976, rel. 1986 USA
Parliament Up For The Down Stroke Up For The Down Stroke 1974 USA
Parliament Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) Mothership Connection 1976 USA
Bootsy's Rubber Band Ahh . . . The Name Is Bootsy, Baby Ahh . . . The Name Is Bootsy, Baby 1977 USA
Baby Elephant (Bernie Worrell) How Does The Brain Wave? (feat. David Byrne) Turn My Teeth Up! 2007 USA
The Brides of Funkenstein Smoke Signals Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy 1979 USA
Parlet Help From My Friends Play Me Or Trade Me 1980 USA
Fuzzy Haskins Not Yet (full length version) 12" single 1978 USA
Ruth Copeland Play With Fire (Rolling Stones) I Am What I Am 1971 UK
Chubby Checker Love Tunnel Chubby Checker 1971 USA
Ofo & The Black Company Allah Wakbarr World Psychedelic Classics 3:  Love's A Real Thing - The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa (various artists) c. 1970 Nigeria
Parliament Red Hot Mama First Thangs (CD compilation) rec. 1971 USA
Ruth Copeland Suburban Family Lament I Am What I Am 1971 UK
Parliament Livin' The Life Osmium 1970 USA
Miles Davis Duran Directions (outtake compilation) rec. 1970 USA
Sly & The Family Stone Sex Machine Stand! 1969 USA
Funkadelic Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On 1974 USA
Funkadelic I Bet You Funkadelic
1970 USA
Funkadelic What Is Soul? Funkadelic
1970 USA
Funkadelic Wars of Armageddon Maggot Brain 1971 USA
James Brown Escape-ism (full length version) Hot Pants (CD bonus track) 1971 USA
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