|CD Universe Part number||5332251|
|Release Date||Nov 05, 2002|
|Recording Time||79 minutes|
Bernie Worrell - keyboards
Bootsy Collins - vocals, guitar, drums, percussion
Carl "Butch" Small
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper
Calvin Simon - vocals
Glen Goins - vocals, guitar
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins
Phelps "Catfish" Collins - guitar
Richard "Kush" Griffith
Jeanette "Baby" Washington
Gary Bronson - drums, percussion
Greg Boyer - horns
Michael "Clip" Payne - background vocals
David Lee Chong
Walter "Junie" Morrison - guitar, keyboards
Dewayne Blackbyrd McKnight
Greatest Hits 1970-2002 CDs (2002) Top Seller
Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament buy CD music Initial pressings of this first edition contain a bonus disc. Recorded between 1970 & 2002. Includes liner notes by Paul Gambaccini. Greatest Hits 1970-2002 is a nearly flawless double-disc set commemorating Elton John's three-decade career. Disc one features what may arguably be John's most essential work: Seeing songs such as "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Candle in the Wind," and "Bennie and the Jets" -- not to mention "Your Song," "Rocket Man," and "Tiny Dancer" -- lined up back to back reaffirms just how diverse, and yet universal, his songwriting talent is. Disc two finds this talent maturing gracefully into the '80s, '90s, and beyond, touching on pop gems like "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," "I'm Still Standing," and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" as well as his Lion King classic "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" and the Aida duet "Written in the Stars" with LeAnn Rimes. The collection also finds room for the highlights of his most recent albums, including Made in England's "Believe" and "Blessed," The Big Picture's "Something About the Way You Look Tonight," and Songs from the West Coast's "This Train Don't Stop Here Anymore." For most casual fans, Greatest Hits 1970-2002 will replace the need for collections such as Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, and Greatest Hits, Vol. 3, although these collections are still worthwhile ...
Songs in the Key of Life CDs (1976) Top Seller
Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament album for sale Aired on VH-1 and PBS, the video of SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE includes new interviews, performances, and additional footage not previously seen. This is a limited edition digipak. All tracks have been digitally remastered. Recorded at the Hit Factory, New York, New York, The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California and The Record Plant, Sausalito, California. Recorded at the Hit Factory, New York, New York; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California; The Record Plant, Sausalito, California. Includes liner notes by Stevie Wonder Personnel includes: Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica, piano, keyboards); George Benson (guitar, background vocals); Michael Sembello (guitar); Peter Kleinow (steel guitar); Dorothy Ashby (harp); Bobbi Humphrey (flute); Hank Redd (alto & tenor saxophones); Trevor Lawrence (tenor saxophone); Jim Horn (saxophone); Raymond Maldonado (trumpet, percussion); Glen Ferris (trombone); Ronnie Foster (organ); Herbie Hancock, Gregory Phillinganes (keyboards); Eddie Brown (collinga); Nathan Watts (bass, percussion); Raymond Pounds (drums); Carmello Hungria Gracia (timbales); Renee Hardaway (percussion); Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble, Minnie Riperton, Deniece Williams, Syreeta Wright, West Angeles Church Of God Choir, Hare Krishna Singers (background vocals). Personnel: Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica, keyboards, programming); George Benson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Nathan Watts (vocals, hand claps, percussion, background vocals); David Henson, Yolanda Simmons (vocals, hand claps); Renee Hardaway, Shirley Brewer (vocals, percussion, background vocals); Larry Latimer (vocals, percussion); Linda Lawrence, Deniece Williams, Rosona Starks, Mary Lee Whitney, Sheryl Walker, Charity McCrary, Cinmayi Dasi, Ethel Enoex, Lonnie Morgan, Addie Cox, Linda McCrary-Campbell, Dennis Swindell, Sundray Tucker, Terri Hendricks, Yogamaya Dasi, James Lambert, Josie James, Minnie Riperton, Syreeta Wright, Michael Wycoff (vocals, background vocals); Jay Boy Adams, Gail Lockhart, Larri Nuckens, Baradras, Carol Johnson , Gregory Rudd, Kim Nixon, Phillip Kimble, Berry Briges, Madelaine Jones, Jacqueline F. English, Kim Lewis, Bhakta Eddie, Jeania Harris, Shelley Fann, Bhakta Kevin, Jean Brown, Derrick Givens, Gary Byrd, Agnideva Dása, Jayasacînandana Dása, Mimi Green, William Moore , Bhakta Gregory, Melani Fann, Michael Lee Gray, Carolyn Massenburg, Susie Fuzzell, Al Jocko Fann, Doé Rain Edwards, Gwen Perry, Audrey Givens, Adrian Janes, Lisa Nixon, Artice May, Sudana Bobatoon, Carl Lockhart, Troy Harris, Henry America, Gary Veney, Brenda Barnett, Starshemah Bobatoon, Barbara Fann, Anthony Givens, Keith Slaughter, Jitamrtyi Dasa, Khalif Bobatoon, Tracy Fann, Susaye Greene Brown, Rukmini, Vedavyasa Dasa, Mildred Givens, Linda America, Irma Leslie, Rodney Brown, Duryodhana Guru Dása, Cecilia Brown, Linda McCrary, Lynda Laurence, Michael Gray, Patricia Johnson , Susaye Greene, Calvin Johnson (vocals); Ben Bridges (guitar, acoustic guitar, sitar); Dean Parks, Michael Sembello, W.G. Snuffy Walden (guitar, acoustic guitar); Dean Park, Howard "Buzz" Feiten (guitar); Dorothy Ashby (harp); Bobbi Humphrey (flute); Hank Redd (saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Trevor Lawrence (saxophone, tenor sax
Lean on Me: The Best of Bill Withers CD (1994) Top Seller
Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament CD music Eighteen tracks, from the early '70s to the mid-'80s, including his early Top Ten singles, but also minor hits like "Grandma's Hands," "Kissing My Love," and "Lovely Day." Those who admire songs like "Lean on Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine" are advised to approach this best-of with caution; from the mid-'70s onward, Bill Withers forsook his folky singer/songwriter soul for more anonymous, slick MOR soul and urban contemporary. His early sound was far more distinctive, and his early-'70s Sussex albums are recommended alternatives to this compilation. ~ Richie Unterberger Includes liner notes by David Ritz. All tracks have been digitall remastered. This is part of the Legacy Rhythm And Soul series. Compilation producers: Bill Withers, Leo Sacks. Engineers: Bob Merritt, Phil Schier, Bill Halverson. Personnel: Bill Withers (vocals, guitar, piano, Clavinet); Eric Gale , Stephen Stills (guitar); Dennis Budimir (acoustic guitar); David T. Walker, Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin (electric guitar); Dorothy Ashby (harp); Don Freeman (strings, vibraphone); Raymond Jackson (clarinet, piano, electric piano); Grover Washington, Jr. (saxophone); Ernie Watts (soprano saxophone); Clarence McDonald, Larry Nash (keyboards); Robbie Buchanan (string synthesizer); Russ Kunkel (drums, congas, percussion); Harvey Mason, Sr. , James Gadson, Jim Keltner, Al Jackson, Jr. , Steve Gadd (drums); Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion); M.B. Gordy (hi-hat, tambourine, tom tom); Paulinho Da Costa, Booker T. Jones (percussion); Edie Lehmann, Kate Markowitz (background vocals). Liner Note Authors: David Nathan; David Ritz. Recording information: Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Dijo; Record Plant, LA, CA; Rosebud Recording Studio, New York, NY; Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA; The Complex, Los Angeles, CA; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; The Wally Heider Stucio, Hollywood, CA; Wally Heider Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Yamaha R&D Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA. Photographer: Michael Ochs. Arrangers: Clarence McDonald; Bill Eaton; Booker T. Jones. Personnel: Bill Withers (vocals, guitar, piano, Clavinet); Booker T. Jones (guitar, keyboards); Ray Parker, Joe Kelly, Eric Gale, David T. Walker, Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin, George Johnson, Stephen Stills, Benorce Blackman (guitar); Dorothy Ashby (harp); Ray Jackson (piano, electric piano, Clavinet); Larry Nash (electric piano); Paul Smith (keyboards, synthesizer). Producers: Bill Wither, Clarence McDonald, Keni Burke, Larry Nash, Booker T. Jones.
Great Adventures of Slick Rick CD (1988)
Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament songs In the history of rap music, there are few artists who can be labeled as pioneers. One such artist is Slick Rick who, along with partner Doug E. Fresh, is the rapper responsible for such long-standing hip-hop classics as "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." With the special rhythmic flow of his accented vocals (he was born and raised in England) and powerful, innovative production, THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK further led Rick Walters down the road of quick, massive fame and sealed his reputation as a master MC. At the time of this solo debut, Slick Rick's personalized style was ground-breaking. The first single, "Children's Story," crowned Rick the king of rap's storytellers. He was able to turn the truthful pain and hardships of his community into entertaining tales that opened the eyes of the industry, and gave hip-hop a new thematic avenue. With the exception of LL Cool J's "I Need Love," Rick's "Teenage Love" was rap's most popular slow jam, dealing realistically with troubles of the heart experienced by most inner-city youngsters. Taking on the role of various characters--particularly, The Ruler and MC Ricky D--Slick Rick also began the role-playing, playwright style of rap music that is continuously used by any number of gangsta crews. Although it was released in 1988, THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK has had a lasting impact on the hip-hop nation, which still pays hommage by continuously sampling "Hey Young World" and featuring the album's most famous cut, "Mona Lisa," at parties on both coasts. Personnel includes: Slick Rick (rap vocals); Vance Wright (DJ). Producers include: Ricky Walters, Jason Mizell, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler.
|Clones of Dr. Funkenstein CD (1976) Top Seller
Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament album for sale Following closely on the heels of MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION, the group's undisputed high-water mark, THE CLONES OF DR. FUNKENSTEIN furthers George Clinton's conceptual and musical master plan to funkify the world. THE CLONES unravels the Funk Mob's cosmology and populates it with a cast of mythological characters that includes Starchild (introduced on MOTHERSHIP) and the Funk overlord himself, Dr. Funkenstein. By this album, Parliament have almost completely moved away from the guitar-dominated psychedelic soul of their early '70s output and entrenched themselves in the realm of lighter, horn and keyboard-driven experimental dance music. While weakened by over-conceptualization and Parliament's sometimes too-goofy sense of humor--qualities that would seriously mar the group's later output--this disc is nonetheless full of freaky, utterly original jam-formula compositions bolstered by outstanding musicianship. "Do That Stuff" and "I've Been Watching You" are highlights. Though old school P-Funk fans may see this record as Parliament's bid for the commercial mainstream, it is still impossible to deny the unique, exuberant music within. Recorded at United Sound, Detroit, Michigan & Hollywood Sound, Hollywood, California. Parliament: Garry Shider, Glen Goins (vocals, guitar); William "Bootsy" Collins (vocals, bass, drums); George Clinton, Calvin Simon, Fuzzy Haskins, Raymond Davis, Grady Thomas (vocals); Michael Hampton (guitar); Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker (horns); Bernie Worrell (keyboards, synthesizers); Cordell Mosson (bass); Jerome Brailey, Gary "Mudbone" Cooper (drums, percussion); Debbie Edwards, Taka Kahn (background vocals). Award Winner
|Motor Booty Affair CD (1978)
Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament CD music Possibly the oddest of all the Parliament album concepts, 1978's MOTOR-BOOTY AFFAIR is about water. Well, actually, it's about racial identity--like all of George Clinton's projects--but water is the defining metaphor. It works more often than not, surprisingly, but as always, the real focus is not on the goofy-serious lyrics, or even on the tape-effect vocals of Clinton and superstar bassist Bootsy Collins as the character Sir Nose D'Void of Funk, who gets his comeuppance in the manic and hilarious "Aqua Boogie." No, it's the monster funk grooves that Clinton, Collins, and the other 31 (!) credited musicians and vocals lay down that are the real point of MOTOR-BOOTY AFFAIR, from the jazz-tinged title track to the spacey and psychedelic love song "Water Sign." Fred Wesley's Horny Horns are the real stars of the show, their tight syncopations as much of a lead voice in the complex arrangements as Bernie Worrell's wriggly synths. MOTOR-BOOTY AFFAIR is an all-time '70s funk classic, and second only to 1975's peerless MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION as a Parliament album. Recorded at United Sound Systems and Super Disc, Inc., Detroit, Michigan. Personnel includes: George Clinton, Ron Ford, Ray Davis (vocals); Garry Shider (vocals, guitar); J.S. Theracon (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, keyboards, bass, drums); Bernie Worrell (vocals, synthesizer, keyboards); Garry "Bone" Cooper (vocals, drums); Mike Hampton, Phelps "Catfish" Collins (guitar); Bootsy Collins (guitar, bass, drums); Fred Wesley, Richard "Kush" Griffith, Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Greg Black, Greg Thomas, Benny Cowan (horns); Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (bass); Tyrone Lampkin (drums); Larry Fratangelo (percussion); Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington, Maliia Franklin, Shirley Hayden, Cheryl James, Lynn Mabry, Dawn Silva, Linda Brown, Raymond Spruell, Mike "Chip" Payne (background vocals). Engineers: Jim Vitti, Pete Bishop, Mike Iacopelli, Greg Riley.