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The Resource Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?" : a memoir, George Clinton with Ben Greenman

Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?" : a memoir, George Clinton with Ben Greenman

Label
Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?" : a memoir
Title
Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?"
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
George Clinton with Ben Greenman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The long-awaited memoir from one of the greatest bandleaders, hit makers, and most influential pop artists of our time{u2014}known for over forty R&B hit singles{u2014}George Clinton of Parliament-Funkadelic. George Clinton began his musical career in New Jersey, where his obsession with doo-wop and R&B led to a barbershop quartet{u2014}literally, as Clinton and his friends also styled hair in the local shop{u2014}the way kids often got their musical start in the {u2019}50s. But how many kids like that ended up playing to tens of thousands of rabid fans alongside a diaper-clad guitarist? How many of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage during concerts? How many put their stamp on four decades of pop music, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond? One of them. That{u2019}s how many. How George Clinton got from barbershop quartet to funk music megastar is a story for the ages. As a high school student he traveled to New York City, where he absorbed all the trends in pop music, from traditional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, not to mention the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. By the dawn of the seventies, he had emerged as the leader of a wildly creative musical movement composed mainly of two bands{u2014}Parliament and Funkadelic. And by the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire were dominating the soul charts as well as the pop charts. He was an artistic visionary, visual icon, merry prankster, absurdist philosopher, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He was like no one else in pop music, before or since. Written with wit, humor, and candor, this memoir provides tremendous insight into America{u2019}s music industry as forever changed by Clinton{u2019}s massive talent. This is a story of a beloved global icon who dedicated himself to spreading the gospel of funk music
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clinton, George
Dewey number
  • 782.421644092
  • N
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ML420.C575
  • ML420.C575
LC item number
  • A3 2014
  • A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Greenman, Ben
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clinton, George
  • Funkadelic (Musical group)
  • Parliament (Musical group)
  • Funk musicians
Label
Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?" : a memoir, George Clinton with Ben Greenman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: let's take it to the stage (1978) -- The bomb -- If you hear any noise, it's just me and the boys -- I'm into something and I can't shake it loose -- Friends, inquisitive friends, are asking what's come over me -- Sound a little something like raw funk to me -- Open up your funky mind and you can fly -- Would you like to dance with me? We're doing the cosmic slop -- Everybody get up for the down stroke -- There's a whole lot of rhythm goin' round -- Put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip and come on up to the mothership -- When the syndrome is around, don't let your guard down -- So high you can't get over it -- Never missin' a beat -- You can walk a mile in my shoes, but you can't dance a step in my feet -- The dog that chases its tail will be dizzy -- Rhythm and rhyme, rhythm and rhyme, rhythm and motherfucking rhyme -- If anybody gets funked up, it's gonna be you -- You gonna get ate
Control code
sky260103865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 404 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781476751078
Lccn
2014021629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?" : a memoir, George Clinton with Ben Greenman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: let's take it to the stage (1978) -- The bomb -- If you hear any noise, it's just me and the boys -- I'm into something and I can't shake it loose -- Friends, inquisitive friends, are asking what's come over me -- Sound a little something like raw funk to me -- Open up your funky mind and you can fly -- Would you like to dance with me? We're doing the cosmic slop -- Everybody get up for the down stroke -- There's a whole lot of rhythm goin' round -- Put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip and come on up to the mothership -- When the syndrome is around, don't let your guard down -- So high you can't get over it -- Never missin' a beat -- You can walk a mile in my shoes, but you can't dance a step in my feet -- The dog that chases its tail will be dizzy -- Rhythm and rhyme, rhythm and rhyme, rhythm and motherfucking rhyme -- If anybody gets funked up, it's gonna be you -- You gonna get ate
Control code
sky260103865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 404 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781476751078
Lccn
2014021629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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