On December 15, 1975.

Mothership Connection

On December 15, 1975, “Casablanca” released “Mothership Connection”, the fourth Parliament album. It was recorded March – October 1975, at “United Sound” in Detroit and in “Hollywood Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by George Clinton. In 2011, the “Library of Congress” added “Mothership Connection” to the “National Recording Registry”, declaring that “the album had an enormous influence on jazz, rock and dance music”.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton, Calvin Simon, Fuzzy Haskins, Ray Davis, Grady Thomas,Gary Shider, Glen Goins, Bootsy Collins – lead vocals
  • Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Boom, Joe Farrell – horns
  • Bootsy Collins, Cordell Mosson – bass guitar
  • Garry Shider, Michael Hampton, Glen Goins, Bootsy Collins – guitars
  • Tiki Fulwood, Jerome Brailey, Bootsy Collins, Gary Cooper – drums, percussion
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Gary Cooper, Debbie Edwards, Taka Kahn, Archie Ivy, Bryna Chimenti, Rasputin Boutte, Pam Vincent, Debra Wright, Sidney Barnes – backing vocals, handclaps
  • David Alexander – photography
  • Gribbitt! – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  2. Mothership Connection (Star Child) – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  3. Unfunky UFO – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Garry Shider
  4. Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication – George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  5. Handcuffs – George Clinton, Glenn Goins, John McLaughlin
  6. Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker) – Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins
  7. Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Garry Shider

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