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James Brown is the godfather of soul, then George Clinton is
undoubtedly the godfather of funk. Always colorful and offbeat, Clinton
fused rock and R&B in the '60s, set the dance floor on fire with disco
classics in the '70s, ushered in computer-based new wave in the '80s and
literally built a hip-hop empire in the '90s. By the late '70s, Clinton
was leading and producing a slew of dynamic funk groups including
Bootsy's Rubber Band, the Brides Of Dr. Funkenstein, the Pariets and
the Horney Horns, as well as solo albums by
Bernie Worrell, Fuzzy Haskins and Eddie Hazel. Throughout his career
Clinton has remained a true original, combining humorous, eccentric
lyrics and space-age concepts with top-level musicianship and
untouchable grooves. No one knows how to funk like George Clinton.
Questions & Answers:
Did he have the mothership with him?
This was a festival type tour that he could not have his own stage.