GEORGE CLINTON on Upper Room Monday on WVOF

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GEORGE CLINTON on Upper Room Monday on WVOF

Messagepar JoeKelley » 18/02/06 19:30


Event: Interview with GEORGE CLINTON
Place: "Upper Room with Joe Kelley" radio show
WVOF 88.5 FM in Fairfield, Connecticut USA
Date/Time: Monday Feb. 20th 4pm-8pm (NYC Time)
George will be on at 6pm
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AOL IM: wvof885
Studio line: (203) 254-4111

The "Upper Room with Joe Kelley" welcomes funkateer supreme and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer GEORGE CLINTON for an in-depth interview and music special. This legendary musician is currently touring in support of his new double CD, ""How Late Do U Have 2B B4 Ur Absent?". George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars will make stops in Washington DC (2.27), NYC (2.28), Providence RI (3.01), and New Haven, CT (3.03). These dates and the rest of the tour can be found at

This interview will also be featured during Minneapolis Music Month on the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley & Gi Dussault" at The Upper Room has a 24 hour broadcast show besides its weekly WVOF show and is the first radio show to be featured on Prince's official web site in March 2004.

George Clinton is the single most influential music figure in the history of funk, the mastermind behind both Parliament and Funkadelic.

Clinton started his career in junior high, founding The Parliaments, a barbershop doo-wop ensemble, which scored a major hit with "I Wanna Testify" in 1967. Clinton then began experimenting with harmonies, melody and rhythm and taking cues from the psychedelic movement, forever setting himself apart from the Motown era.

By the early 1970’s, the group’s tight songs evolved into sprawling jams around the funkiest of rhythms. They dropped the "S" from the band name and Parliament was born. Around the same time, Clinton spawned Funkadelic, a rock group which fused psychedelic guitar distortion, bizarre sound effects, and cosmological rants with danceable beats and booming bass lines which became the definition of funk. Funkadelic made a number of Earth shattering concept albums, focusing the politics facing the planet, with titles like Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow, Maggot Brain, and America Eats It’s Young.

Parliament & Funkadelic dominated and revolutionized the music scene in the 1970’s, capturing 40 R&B hit singles and racking up four #1 hits: "Flashlight," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Aqua Boogie" and "(Not Just) Knee Deep." Clinton’s collaborators included master keyboardist Bernie Worrel, guitarist Eddie Hazel, bassist Bootsy Collins, saxophonist Maceo Parker, trombonist Fred Wesley. On stage, spectacle ruled the day, with an enormous mothership, outrageous costumes, and marathon performances.

In the 1980’s, George Clinton emerged as a successful solo artist. He released Computer Games with the #1 hit single "Atomic Dog," produced The Red Hot Chili Peppers pioneering Freaky Styley, and signed onto Prince’s Paisley Park label. He also began to experiment with the urban hip-hop music scene, as a generation of rappers reared on P-Funk began to name-check him.

By 1990, Clinton had become recognized as the godfather of modern urban music. Beats, loops and samples of P-Funk appeared on albums by OutKast, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, De La Soul, Fishbone, and many, many others. As Clinton has said, "Funk is the DNA of hip-hop and rap." Clinton also teamed up to create new recordings with artists like Too $hort, Digital Underground, Ice Cube, Q-Tip, Coolio and Redman. In 1996, Clinton released his most recent solo album The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership, which reunited him with Bernie Worrel and Bootsy Collins.

In 1997, George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Guitar Center’s Hollywood Rock Walk, and earned a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAACP Image Awards. In 2002, SPIN magazine voted Parliament/Funkadelic #6 of the 50 Greatest Band of All Time.

At the dawn of the new millennium, the Parliament/Funkadelic juggernaut has shown no signs of slowing down, remaining active on the recording and touring fronts. The line-up includes both original band members, such as guitarist Gary Shider, guitarist Dewayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, guitarist Mike Hampton, and bassists William "Billy Bass" Nelson and Cardell "Boogie" Mosson, along with fresh new voices with sometimes as many as 30 people appearing on stage at once. In the summer of 2002, George Clinton & Parliament/ Funkadelic completed an ambitious world tour of the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan.
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Messagepar Funkygirl » 18/02/06 20:43

An other time... So happy to read that :lol: (çà fait du 23H-Minuit pour nous...)
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Messagepar Dj-Groover » 01/03/06 13:38

Can we listen to that ? cause there is Michael B. now on upper room ?

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Messagepar Dj-Groover » 10/03/06 18:17

An other question : Do you remember Juan Rozoff ?
i heard is passed on The Upper Room few years ago ?
he will play this week in paris with is new band All Stars Sexe tête !
and he will tear the roof off... !!! :mrgreen:

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