July 21, 2021 Playlist

Funkadelic 1973
George Clinton's 80th Birthday!!
"Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On" by Funkadelic (1974)
Funkadelic "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On"  1974 (USA)
George Clinton, the founder and leader of Parliament-Funkadelic, turns 80 years old this week. This time we're inducting one of Funkadelic's classic guitar shredding funk albums into the hall of fame. All of the musicians in the original Funkadelic band were legendary, but lead guitarist Eddie Hazel has always gotten particular notice for being "the second-best Hendrix-style guitar player after Jimi Hendrix". However, Hazel quit the band around 1972 after feuding with Clinton over money. But then he returned in 1974 to record this week's CAOTW, which therefore naturally features heavy guitar more prominently than most of their albums (it's also the only Funkadelic album where Hazel co-wrote almost every song). In addition to the classic title track, this album also features a 12-minute guitar showcase called "Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts" which is a worthy successor to Hazel's earlier guitar epics like "Maggot Brain" and "Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow".
Artist Song Album Year Country
FunkadelicMaggot BrainMaggot Brain1971USA
The Jimmy Castor BunchCreation (Prologue) / It's Just BegunIt's Just Begun1972USA
The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceVoodoo Chile (Slight Return)Electric Ladyland1968USA
Sly & The Family StoneThank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)single (Greatest Hits compilation)1970USA
James BrownSoul Power (complete version)Funk Power - 1970: A Brand New Thang (compilation)rec. 1970USA
ParliamentDr. Funkenstein (live)Live: P-Funk Earth Tour1977USA
FunkadelicStanding On The Verge Of Getting It OnStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On
FunkadelicGood Thoughts, Bad ThoughtsStanding On The Verge Of Getting It On
"George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic"Get Off Your Ass And Jam / Night Of The Thumpasaurus Peoples (live)The Mothership Connection Live From Houston (video soundtrack album)rec. 1976, rel. 1986USA
The Parliaments(I Wanna) Testifysingle (Testify! The Best Of The Early Years compilation)1967USA
Fuzzy HaskinsNot Yet (12" single version)single (I've Got My Thang Together: The Westbound Years compilation)1978USA
Bootsy's Rubber BandThe Pinocchio TheoryAhh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!1977USA
ParletHuff-N-PuffInvasion Of The Booty Snatchers1979USA
Eddie HazelPhysical LoveGame, Dames And Guitar Thangs1977USA
George ClintonPaint The Whitehouse Black
(featuring Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Public Enemy, Yo-Yo, MC Breed, Kam & Shock-G)
Hey Man...Smell My Finger1993USA
Bernie WorrellInsurance Man For The Funk (featuring George Clinton)All The Woo In The World1978USA
ParliamentSir Nose D'VoidoffunkFunkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome1977USA
FunkadelicWars Of ArmageddonMaggot Brain1971USA
ParliamentFlashlight (12" single version)single (The 12" Collection And More compilation)1977USA
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