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Funkadelic (Orange Vinyl)
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“Funkadelic,” the eponymous debut album by the American funk rock band Funkadelic, was released in 1970 on Westbound Records.
The roots of Funkadelic trace back to 1964 when George Clinton formed the group as an unnamed backing section for his doo-wop ensemble, The Parliaments. Signing with Westbound in 1968, Funkadelic underwent a musical transformation, shifting from soul and doo-wop to a more robust, guitar-driven fusion of psychedelic rock, soul, and funk. Influences from popular musical and political movements of the time, inspired by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, The MC5, and Vanilla Fudge, became evident in their evolving sound. The band’s first live television performance on Say Brother in October 1969 showcased their expanding repertoire.
Released under the Westbound label, the self-titled debut featured organist Mickey Atkins alongside members George Clinton, Tiki Fulwood, Eddie Hazel, Billy “Bass” Nelson, and Tawl Ross, with additional contributions from other uncredited Parliaments singers due to contractual concerns. Several session musicians associated with Motown, Ray Monette of Rare Earth, and future P-Funk mainstay Bernie Worrell were also part of the recording.
The album marked Funkadelic’s entry into the music scene, laying the foundation for their distinctive blend of genres that would come to define the P-Funk sound.
A1 Mommy, What's A Funkadelic?
A2 I Bet You
A3 Music For My Mother
A4 I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody's Got A Thing
B1 Good Old Music
B2 Qualify & Satisfy
B3 What Is Soul
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