Funkadelic at 50: “Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic?”
It was 50 years ago that Funkadelic gave us a first listen to their mashup of soul, funk, and psychedelia. A look back at their cosmically-drenched debut.
Bootsy Collins and “My Mind Set Me Free”
Bootsy Collins never let a break between gigs go to waste. “My Mind Set Me Free” showcases some ingeniously funky tracks.
George Clinton’s “The Cinderella Theory”: One Funk Fits All!
At a low point in his career, George Clinton connected with Prince. The resulting album, “The Cinderella Theory,” helped revive The Funk.
Pedro Bell: “Free Your Mind and Watch Yo’ Ass Before All This Comes to Pass”
Illustrator Pedro Bell was as much a part of the Parliament-Funkadelic groove as were the musicians. A look back at his contribution to the funk.
“She’s So Heavy” at 50: From Billy Preston to Blac Rabbit
“She’s So Heavy” is given lots of kudos for helping craft prog-rock. But Billy Preston — and multiple black artists — found (and further built) the gospel groove beneath.