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On June 16, 2010.

On June 16, 2010, Garry Marshall Shider died aged 56. He was musician (guitar, vocal), member of Parliament and Funkadelic, and musical director of the P-Funk All-Stars. In 1997, Shider was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” together with the other Parliament and Funkadelic members.

On April 8, 1975.

On April 8, 1975, “Casablanca” label released “Chocolate City”, the third Parliament studio album. It was recorded 1974 – 1975, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton– vocals, arrangements
  • Bootsy Collins– bass, guitar, drums, arrangements
  • Bernie Worrell– synthesizer, arrangements, keyboards
  • Eddie Hazel– vocals, guitar
  • Raymond Davis– vocals
  • Calvin Simon– vocals
  • Grady Thomas– vocals
  • Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins– vocals
  • Mallia Franklin- vocals
  • Gary “Mudbone” Cooper– vocals
  • Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood– drums
  • Prakash John– bass
  • Tyrone Lampkin – drums
  • Man In The Box – drums
  • Cordell Mosson– bass, guitar
  • Billy “Bass” Nelson– bass
  • Lucius Tawl Ross – rhythm guitar
  • Gary Shider– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jim Callon – engineer
  • Jim Vitti – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Chocolate City – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  2. Ride On – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  3. Together – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  4. Side Effects – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Ahneua Hilson
  5. What Comes Funky – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  6. Let Me Be – George Clinton, Vivian Lewis
  7. If It Don’t Fit (Don’t Force It) – George Clinton, Gary Shider, Bernie Worrell
  8. I Misjudged You – George Clinton, Ernie Harris, Fuzzy Haskins
  9. Big Footin’ – George Clinton, Fuzzy Haskins, Gary Shider

 

On November 20, 1979.

On November 20, 1979, “Casablanca” label released “Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin the Tale on the Funky)”, the eight Parliament studio album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • Michael Hampton, Garry Shider, William Collins, Phelps Collins, Gordon Carlton, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – guitars
  • Rodney Curtis, Donnie Sterling, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight, Walter Morrison – bass
  • Bernie Worrell, Walter Morrison, David Lee Chong – keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers, Kenny Colton, Tyrone Lampkin, William Collins, DeWayne McKnight – drums
  • Larry Fratangelo, Carl “Butch” Small – percussion
  • Greg Thomas, Greg Boyer, Bennie Cowens, Larry Hatcher, Maceo Parker, Sam Peakes – horns
  • Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, P-Funk Horns (The Baltimore Connection Horn Section), Sam Peakes – horn arrangements
  • Ray Davis, Garry Shider, Ron Ford, Larry Heckstall, Michael “Clip” Payne, Tracey “Lewd” Lewis, Linda Shider, Dawn Silva, Sheila Horne, Jeanette Washington, Jeanette McGruder, Shirley Hayden, Janice Evans, Greg Thomas, Robert Johnson, Ron Dunbar, Jessica Cleaves, Philippe Wynne, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Gary Cooper, Joel Johnson, Wellington Wigout, Star Child – choir
  • Jerome Rogers, Tony Davis, Andre Williams, Larry Hackett, Walter Morrison, Rod – additional backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Prologue
  2. (Gloryhallastoopid) Pin the Tail on the Funky – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton
  3. Party People – Bootsy Collins , George Clinton, Garry Shider
  4. The Big Bang Theory – Donnie Sterling, Ron Dunbar, George Clinton
  5. The Freeze (Sizzaleenmean) – DeWayne McKnight, George Clinton
  6. Colour Me Funky – Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon), George Clinton
  7. Theme from the Black Hole – Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)
  8. May We Bang You? – George Clinton, William Collins, Bootsy Collins, Walter Morrison (J.S.Theracon)

On December 23, 1992.

eddie-hazel

On December 23, 1992, Edward Earl “Eddie” Hazel died aged 42. Being guitarist, he has recorded and performed with The Temptations, George Clinton, Axiom Funk and Bootsy Collins, but was best known as lead guitarist of Parliament and Funkadelic. In 1997, he was posthumous inductee of the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” with fifteen other members of Parliament and Funkadelic.

On December 5, 1980.

parliament_-_trombipulation

On December 5, 1980, “Casablanca” label released “Trombipulation”, the ninth Parliament studio album. It was recorded 1979 – 1980, and was produced by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Ron Dunbar and Ron Ford.

Personnel:

  • Bootsy Collins, Donnie Sterling, Lige Curry, Jimmie Ali – bass
  • Bootsy Collins, Tony Thomas, Michael Hampton, Gordon Carlton, Jerome Ali – guitar
  • Bootsy Collins, Lonnie Greene, Tyrone Lampkin, Kenny Colton – drums
  • Bernie Worrell, David Lee Chong, Michael Hampton, Manon Saulsby, Ernestro Wilson – keyboards
  • Fred Wesley, Larry Hatcher, Bennie Cowan, Greg Thomas, Maceo Parker, Richard Griffith, Darryl Dixon, David Taylor, Barry Taylor, Barry Rogers, Danny Cahn, David Tofani, John Mical, David Majali, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker – horns
  • Garry Shider, Ray Davis, Michael “Clip” Payne, Lige Curry, Jerome Rodgers, Larry Hatcher, Robert Johnson, Ron Dunbar, Jeanette McGruder, Dawn Silva, Sheila Horne, Mallia Franklin, Shirley Hayden, Janice Evans, Jeanette Washington, Gwen Dozier, Cheryl James, Ron Ford, Patty Walker, Andre Williams, Stevie Pannell, Kevin Shider, Tracey “Trey Lewd” Lewis, Tony Davis, Philippe Wynne, Jessica Cleaves, Donnie Sterling, Tony Thomas, Lonnie Greene, Nina Hoover, Linda Shider, Larry Heckstall, Dawn Driver, Ronni Faust, Godmoma, Junie Morrison, Bootsy Collins – vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by George Clinton.

  1. Crush It
  2. Trombipulation
  3. Long Way Around
  4. Agony Of Defeet
  5. New Doo Review
  6. Let’s Play House
  7. Body Language
  8. Peek-A-Groove

On November 20, 1978.

motor_booty_affair

On November 20, 1978, “Casablanca” label released “Motor Booty Affair”, the seventh Parliament studio album. It was recorded January – July 1978, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton, Garry Shider, S. Theracon, Gary “Bone” Cooper, Ron Ford, Ray Davis, Bernie Worrell – jaws
  • Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington, Mallia Franklin, Shirley Hayden, Cheryl James, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Linda Brown, Richard “Kush” Griffith, Raymond Spruell, Mike “Clip” Payne, Joey Zalabok, Robert “P-Nut” Johnson, Larry Heckstall, Overton Loyd – The Choral Reef(er, Bubbly Vocalizations):
  • Michael Hampton, Garry Shider, J.S. Theracon, Phelps “Catfish” Collins, Bootsy Collins – guitar
  • Cordell “Boogie” Mosson, Bootsy Collins, Rodney “Skeet” Curtis, J.S. Theracon – bass
  • Tyrone Lampkin, Bootsy Collins, Gary “Bone” Cooper, J.S. Theracon – drums
  • Larry Fratangelo – percussion
  • Fred Wesley, Richard “Kush” Griffith, Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Greg Boyer, Greg Thomas, Benny Cowan – horns
  • Bernie Worrell, J.S. Theracon – keyboards, synthesizers

Track listing:

  1. Wiggles
  2. Rumpofsteelskin
  3. (You’re a Fish & I’m a) Water Sign
  4. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
  5. One of Those Funky Things
  6. Liquid Sunshine
  7. The Motor-Booty Affair
  8. Deep

On July 20, 1976.

Clones of Dr.Funkenstein

On July 20, 1976, “Casablanca” label released “The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein”, the fifth Parliament album. It was recorded in 1976 at “United Sound” in Detroit and “Hollywood Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • George Clinton,Calvin Simon, Fuzzy Haskins, Raymond Davis, Grady Thomas, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins, Bootsy Collins – lead vocals
  • Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker – horns
  • Cordell Mosson, Bootsy Collins – bass guitar
  • Garry Shider, Michael Hampton, Glen Goins – guitars
  • Jerome Brailey, Bootsy Collins, Gary Cooper – drums, percussion
  • Bernie Worrell – Keyboards, synthesizers
  • Debbie Edwards, Taka Khan, Gary Cooper – Backing vocals, handclaps
  • Bernie Worrel, Fred Wesley – horn arrangements
  • Engineeredby Igor Jim Callow, Igor Jim Vitti
  • Mastered br Allen Zentz
  • Ron Slenzak – photography
  • Chris Whorf / Gribbitt! – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Prelude – George Clinton, Bernie Worrell
  2. Gamin’ on Ya – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  3. Funkenstein – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  4. Children of Production – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  5. Getten’ to Know You – George Clinton, Garry Shider
  6. Do That Stuff – George Clinton, Garry Shider, Bernie Worrell
  7. Everything Is on the One – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
  8. I’ve Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body) – George Clinton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins
  9. Funkin’ for Fun – George Clinton, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins

On July 3, 1974.

Parliament-Up_for_the_Down_Stroke

On July 3, 1974, “Casablanca Records” label released “Up for the Down Stroke”, the second Parliament album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, and was produced by George Clinton.

Personnel:

  • Bernie Worrell– arrangement, keyboards
  • Eddie Hazel– guitar, arrangement, vocals
  • Bootsy Collins– bass, guitar, drums
  • Gary Bronson– drums
  • Ron Bykowski– guitar
  • Peter Chase – whistling
  • George Clinton– arrangement, vocals
  • Raymond Davis– vocals
  • Ramon “Tiki” Fulwood– drums
  • Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins– vocals
  • Cordell Mosson– bass
  • Ralph – engineer
  • Gary Shider– guitar, vocals
  • Calvin Simon– vocals
  • Grady Thomas– vocals
  • Tom “Curly” Ruff– mastering
  • Rod Dyer– design
  • Jon Echeverrieta– design

Track listing:

  1. Up for the Down Stroke – George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Fuzzy Haskins, Bernie Worrell
  2. Testify – George Clinton, Deron Taylor
  3. The Goose – George Clinton, Eddie Hazel
  4. I Can Move You (If You Let Me) – George Clinton, Cordell Mosson, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins
  5. I Just Got Back” (From the Fantasy, Ahead of Our Time in the Four Lands of Ellet) – Peter Chase
  6. All Your Goodies Are Gone – George Clinton, Fuzzy Haskins, Billy “Bass” Nelson
  7. Whatever Makes Baby Feel Good – George Clinton, Eddie Hazel
  8. Presence of a Brain – George Clinton, Garry Shider

 

On December 15, 1975.

Mothership Connection

On December 15, 1975, “Casablanca” released “Mothership Connection”, the fourth Parliament album. It was recorded from March to October 1975, at “United Sound” in Detroit and in “Hollywood Sound” in Hollywood, and was produced by George Clinton. This is the first Parliament album to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, and the  first one to be certified gold and platinum. 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