By George Clinton
George Clinton begun his musical profession in New Jersey, the place his obsession with doo-wop and R&B ended in a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his neighbors additionally styled hair within the neighborhood shop—the method children usually received their musical commence within the ’50s. yet what percentage young ones like that ended up enjoying to tens of millions of rabid lovers along a diaper-clad guitarist? what percentage of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage in the course of concert events? what number placed their stamp on 4 many years of father tune, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?
one in all them. That’s how many.
How George Clinton obtained from barbershop quartet to funk track celebrity is a narrative for the a long time. As a highschool pupil he traveled to manhattan urban, the place he absorbed all of the tendencies in pop tune, from conventional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, let alone the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. via the sunrise of the seventies, he had emerged because the chief of a wildly inventive musical stream composed regularly of 2 bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And via the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire have been dominating the soul charts in addition to the pop charts. He was once an inventive visionary, visible icon, merry prankster, absurdist thinker, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He was once like nobody else in pop song, earlier than or since.
“Candid, hilarious, outrageous, [and] poignant” (Booklist), this memoir presents large perception into America’s tune as without end replaced through Clinton’s gigantic expertise. this can be a tale of a cherished worldwide icon who devoted himself to spreading the gospel of funk music.
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Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir by George Clinton