Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Greatest Show On Earth: P-Funk, 1976

Way Too Damn Lazy To Write A Blog has found itself seriously funked-up over the few days. And why not? We feel the same way about the mighty musical juggernaut known as Parliament/Funkadelic, led by George Clinton, as this bandleader from Minneapolis.

So, without further adieu, here's Parliament/Funkadelic, live at the Houston Summit on Halloween night, 1976. Now let's make way for The Mothership to land - enjoy!

This Mothership Connection band may be the best of all the P-Funk lineups, and includes, among others, saxophonist Maceo Parker and trombonist Fred Wesley from James Brown's JBS.

Mothership Connection 1976 is also among the very few P-Funk videos featuring the gifted guitarist and vocalist Glen Goins, who passed away at 24 of Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 1978.

Although Bootsy Collins had left the band to form Bootsy's Rubber Band, his successor in Parliament/Funkadelic, the wonderful Cordell Boogie Masson, is more than up to the task of driving the P-Funk rhythm section with power and precision.

To close out today's posting: P-Funk founder George Clinton.

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