Titel: Best of Parliament (Give Up the Funk), Give Up The Funk (The Best Of Parliament)
Artist / Grupp: Parliament
Releasedatum: 01/09/1995, 09/1995
Label: Casablanca, Mercury
Antal delar i set: 1
Recomended Retail Price: 8.99 GBP
Studio / Live: S
Catalogue Number: 5269952
Album Notes: Parliament includes: William "Bootsy" Collins (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion); Eddie Hazel, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins (vocals, guitar); Gary "Mudbone" Cooper (vocals, percussion); George Clinton, Calvin Simon, Fuzzy Haskins, Grady Thomas, Raymond Davis (vocals); Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Rick Gardner (horns); Michael Hampton, DeWayne McKnight (guitar); Bernie Worrell (keyboards, synthesizers); Cordell Mosson, Rodney Curtis (bass); Jerome Brailey, Dennis Chambers (drums, percussion); Debbie Edwards, Taka Kahn (background vocals).
Producers: George Clinton, Walter Morrison.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Recorded between 1974 & 1980. Includes liner notes by Tom Vickers.
Digitally remastered by Gary N. Mayo.
This is part of the PolyGram Chronicles Funk Essentials series.
Though true fans will want to seek out the individual albums, it's hard to go wrong with this outstanding collection of songs. Parliament brings unbridled creativity to dance music. Their original melange of rock, blues, soul, and jazz elements, underscored by a celebration of black identity and drug-influenced sci-fi fantasies, enables them to transcend the limitations of the genre. Many of the Funk Mob's finest creations are included on this disc, including "P. Funk," "Up For The Down Stroke," "Chocolate City," "Mothership Connection," and the incomparably great "Flashlight."
It should be said that this album is in no way comprehensive, or even justly indicative of this unique ensemble's astonishing range. For that, one should go the original discs or check out Funkadelic, Parliament's stranger and more high-minded twin unit. Nevertheless, GIVE UP THE FUNK is an outstanding sampler and a great place for the uninitiated to get their first taste of what Funk's First Family does best.
Album Reviews: Q - 3 Stars - Good - "...the notion of funk-as-panacea is redeemed once more..."
Q (10/95, p.143) - 3 Stars - Good - "...the notion of funk-as-panacea is redeemed once more..."
Titles on disc 1
1.: Flash Light
2.: Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
3.: P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up), P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)
4.: Mothership Connection (Star Child)
5.: Do That Stuff
6.: Theme from the Black Hole
7.: Ride On
8.: Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)
9.: Up for the Down Stroke
10.: Agony of Defeet
11.: Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
12.: Dr. Funkenstein
13.: Chocolate City
14.: Let's Play House
Publicerad på Ciao sedan : 18-08-2011