Parliament Up for the Down Stroke [Bonus Tracks]

Up for the Down Stroke [Bonus Tracks]
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Island / Mercury

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Up for the Down Stroke
  • Buy for $1.292.Testify
  • Buy for $0.993.Goose
  • Buy for $0.994.I Can Move You (If You Let Me)
  • Buy for $0.995.I Just Got Back (From the Fantasy, Ahead of Our Time in the Four Lands)
  • Buy for $0.996.All Your Goodies Are Gone
  • Buy for $0.997.Whatever Makes Baby Feel Good
  • Buy for $0.998.Presence of a Brain
  • Buy for $0.999.Up For The Down Strokes (Alternate Mix) (Bonus Track)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Testify (Alternate Mix) (Bonus Track)
  • Buy for $0.9911.Singing Another Song (Previously Unreleased) (Bonus Track)

Product Description:

Parliament: William Nelson (guitar); Peter Chase (whistle); Cordell Mosson, Bootsy Collins (bass instrument); Eddie Hazel , Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, Garry Shider, George Clinton , Grady Thomas, Ramon Tiki Fulwood, Raymond Davis, Bernie Worrell, Ron Bykowski, Gary Bronson, Calvin Simon.
Personnel: Eddie Hazel , Garry Shider (vocals, guitar); Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, George Clinton , Grady Thomas, Raymond Davis, Calvin Simon (vocals); Peter Chase (whistling); Bootsy Collins (guitar, drums); Willie Nelson, Billy "Bass" Nelson, Ron Bykowski (guitar); Bernie Worrell (keyboards); Man In The Box, Ramon Tiki Fulwood, Gary Bronson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Jason Chervokas.
Recording information: Crystal Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles, CA; United Sound, Detroit, MI.
Photographers: Leandro Correa; Tom Terrell.
Arrangers: George Clinton ; Eddie Hazel ; Bernie Worrell.
Though the heavier, harder, and more psychedelic Funkadelic was George Clinton's main outfit in the early '70, the creation of Parliament (named for Clinton's '60s soul group, The Parliaments, which included many core members of Parliament/Funkadelic) is at least as important in the history of P-Funk. In contrast to Funkadelic's acid-rock freak-outs, Parliament emphasizes vocals and horn riffs while highlighting tunes and melodies. Early efforts of the brilliantly creative songwriting team of George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and Bernie Worrell (who would achieve apotheosis on MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION) are on display here.
Many of these tracks are textured, psychedelicized rewrites of such Parliament songs as "(I Just Wanna) Testify," the group's first #1 hit. The deeply soulful, multi-part vocal version of this track is pure genius and is arguably the album's highlight. The title cut--another hit for the band--is one of Parliament's most infectious booty-movers, and it would be a staple of their live acts for years to follow. While not essential, UP FOR THE DOWN STROKE is an interesting peek at the beginnings of funk's finest ensemble.

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  • Sales Rank: 32,034
  • UPC: 044007702628
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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