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Encyclopedia > George Clinton (funk musician)
George Clinton

George Clinton is well-known for his unique sense of fashion
Background information
Birth name George Clinton
Born July 22, 1941 (1941-07-22) (age 66)
Flag of the United States Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Origin Flag of the United States Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Genre(s) Funk, soul, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer
Instrument(s) Vocals, synthesizers, keyboard
Years active 1955–Present
Label(s) Capitol
Paisley Park
The C Kunspyruhzy
Warner Bros.
Associated
acts
Parliament
Funkadelic
Website georgeclinton.com

George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician and the principal architect of P-Funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and was a solo funk artist as of 1981. He has been hailed as "The Prime Minister of Funk" as the leader of Parliament, as well as "The King of Interplanetary Funksmanship". George Clinton may refer to: George Clinton (royal governor) (c. ... This work is copyrighted. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Map of Plainfield in Union County Plainfield is a City in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... An electronic keyboard. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... The C Kunspyruhzy is the new record label owned by Funk Superstar George Clinton. ... Warner Bros. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Parliament-Funkadelic. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of a musical arrangement. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Parliament-Funkadelic. ...

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Biography

Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida. In Plainfield, he ran a barber salon, where he straightened hair, and soon formed a doo wop group, inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, called The Parliaments. For a period in the 1960s Clinton was a staff songwriter for Motown. Despite initial commercial failures, The Parliaments eventually found success under the names Parliament and Funkadelic in the seventies (see also P-Funk). These two bands combined elements of bands/musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Cream and James Brown while exploring different sounds, technology, and lyricism. This article focuses on Clinton's solo efforts after 1981. The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... Map of Plainfield in Union County Plainfield is a City in Union County, New Jersey, United States. ... Location in Leon County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Leon Government  - Mayor John Marks Area  - City 254. ... For the Lauryn Hill single, see Doo Wop (That Thing). ... Frankie Lymon (September 30, 1942 - February 27, 1968) was the leader of a doo wop group called The Teenagers. ... The Parliaments were an early doo-wop singing group from Plainfield, New Jersey. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Parliament-Funkadelic. ... P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Sly & the Family Stone were an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ... Cream were a classic 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ...


Beginning in the early 1980s, Clinton recorded several nominal "solo" albums, although all of these records featured contributions from P-Funk's core musicians. The primary reason for recording under his own name was legal difficulties, due to the complex copyright and trademark issues surrounding the name "Parliament" (primarily) and Polygram's purchase of his former label (as part of Parliament), Casablanca Records. In 1982, Clinton signed to Capitol Records as a solo artist and as the P.Funk All-Stars, releasing Computer Games that same year. "Loopzilla" hit the Top 20 R&B charts, followed by "Atomic Dog," which reached #1 R&B, but peaked at #101 on the pop chart. In the next four years, Clinton released three more studio albums (You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish, Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends and R&B Skeletons in the Closet) as well as a live album, Mothership Connection (Live from the Summit, Houston, Texas) and charting three singles in the R&B Top 30, "Nubian Nut," "Last Dance," and "Do Fries Go with that Shake." This period of Clinton's career was marred by multiple legal problems (resulting in financial difficulties) due to complex royalty and copyright issues. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945. ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Computer Games is a 1982 album by legendary funk musician George Clinton, released on Capitol Records. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... Atomic Dog is a song performed by George Clinton on his album Computer Games The songs concept is about a party fever which makes you wild like a dog. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... You Shouldnt-Nuf Bit Fish is an album by George Clinton George starts experimenting with rap after having acknowledged Afrika Bambaataa on his previous album. ... To meet Wikipedia quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Last Dance is a 1996 movie staring Sharon Stone. ... The song Do Fries Go With That Shake? is a song by George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic. ...


In 1985 he was recruited by the Red Hot Chili Peppers to produce their album Freaky Styley, because the band members were huge fans of George Clinton and Funk in general. Clinton, in fact, wrote the vocals and lyrics to the title track which was originally intended by the band to be left an instrumental piece. The album was not a commercial success at the time, but has since sold 500,000 copies after the Chili Peppers became popular years later. Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Freaky Styley is the second album by Red Hot Chili Peppers, released in 1985 through EMI America. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ...


Though Clinton's popularity had waned by the mid 1980s, he experienced something of a resurgence in the early 1990s, as many rappers cited him as an influence and began sampling his songs. Alongside James Brown, George Clinton is considered to be one of the most sampled musicians ever. This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... James Brown, known variously as: Soul Brother Number One, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. ...


In 1989, Clinton released The Cinderella Theory on Paisley Park, Prince's record label. This was followed by Hey Man, Smell My Finger. Clinton then signed with Sony 550 and released T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power Of A Fully Operational Mothership) in 1996, having reunited with several old members of Parliament and Funkadelic. To meet Wikipedia quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Hey Man, Smell My Finger is an album by George Clinton. ... 550 Music is a defunct imprint of Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG. 550 is named after the address of the Sony building located at 550 Madison Avenue in New York. ... T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. is a 1996 album by funk musician George Clinton. ...


In the 1990s, Clinton appeared in films such as Graffiti Bridge (1990), House Party (1990), PCU (1994), and Good Burger (1997). Most recently he appeared as the voice of The Funktipus, the DJ of the Funk radio station Bounce FM in the 2004 video game, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in which his song Loopzilla also appeared. Rapper Dr. Dre sampled most of his beats to create his G-Funk music era. He's also worked with Tupac Shakur on the song "Can't c me" from the album All Eyez on Me, Outkast on the song "Synthesizer" from the album Aquemini, Redman on the song "J.U.M.P." from the album Malpractice, Souls Of Mischief on "Mama Knows Best" from the album Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution, Killah Priest on "Come With me" from the album Priesthood. Graffiti Bridge is a film written, directed and starring Prince. ... This article is about the event. ... PCU is a 1994 comedy film. ... Good Burger is a 1997 comedy film from Paramount Pictures thats directed by Adrienne Bailon and starring Arnold & Gerald from Hey Arnold!, Sinbad, Shar Jackson, Abe Vigoda, and Jan Schweiterman. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... The soundtrack of the computer and video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which is set in 1992 at the West Coast state of San Andreas, required that the games radio stations reflect the music tastes of the time and area, in addition to covering current events in the... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... G-funk, an abbreviation of Gangsta-funk, is a type of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast gangsta rap in the early 1990s. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... All Eyez on Me is a double album by rapper Tupac Shakur. ... OutKast is a Grammy award winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Aquemini is a 1998 album by hip hop duo OutKast (Big Boi, André Benjamin). ... Reginald Reggie Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper. ... Malpractice is the fifth of Redmans solo albums. ... Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group, part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. ... Killah Priest on the cover of his album Black August Walter Reed (born August 16, 1970), better known as Killah Priest, is an American rapper and affiliate of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ... A priesthood is a body of priests, shamans, or oracles who are thought to have special religious authority or function. ...


On December 6, 2003, Clinton was charged with one felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia in Tallahassee, Florida.[1] Just two weeks later, he made his first public appearance since the arrest, jamming onstage with the jam band Phish in Miami. On August 11, 2004, he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor drug-paraphernalia charges, while the felony charge was dropped.


He had a cameo appearance in the season 2 premiere of How I Met Your Mother on September 18th, 2006. How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is a CBS sitcom that premiered on September 19, 2005. ...


"You're Thinking Right" - the theme song for The Tracey Ullman Show, was written by Clinton. The Tracey Ullman Show was a weekly American television variety show, hosted by British comedian and onetime pop singer Tracey Ullman. ...


He appeared on the intro to Snoop Dogg's Tha Blue Carpet Treatment album, released in late 2006. Previous album cover Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is the eighth solo album released by rapper Snoop Dogg. ...


Clinton founded a record label called The C Kunspyruhzy in 2005.


Clinton allows audience members to tape his live performances for private, non-commercial use only.[1]


Discography

Year Title Label
1982 Computer Games Capitol Records
1983 You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish Warner Bros.
1985 Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends Capitol Records
1986 R&B Skeletons in the Closet Capitol Records
1989 The Cinderella Theory Paisley Park Records
1993 Hey Man, Smell My Finger Paisley Park Records
1993 Dope Dog XYZ
1993 Sample Some of Disc - Sample Some of D.A.T. AEM
1996 Testing Positive AEM
1996 T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. Sony
2005 How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? The C Kunspyruhzy

Computer Games is a 1982 album by legendary funk musician George Clinton, released on Capitol Records. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... You Shouldnt-Nuf Bit Fish is an album by George Clinton George starts experimenting with rap after having acknowledged Afrika Bambaataa on his previous album. ... “WB” redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedia quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... Hey Man, Smell My Finger is an album by George Clinton. ... T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. is a 1996 album by funk musician George Clinton. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? is the first album with new studio material by funk producer George Clinton since 1996s (The Awesome Power Of A Fully Operational Mothership). ... The C Kunspyruhzy is the new record label owned by Funk Superstar George Clinton. ...

Famous songs

with The Parliaments: Atomic Dog is a song performed by George Clinton on his album Computer Games The songs concept is about a party fever which makes you wild like a dog. ... The song Do Fries Go With That Shake? is a song by George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic. ... The Parliaments were an early doo-wop singing group from Plainfield, New Jersey. ...

  • (I Wanna) Testify (1967) US #20, US R&B #3

with Funkadelic: It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Parliament-Funkadelic. ...

with Parliament: Maggot Brain is a 1971 (see 1971 in music) album by the American funk band Funkadelic. ... Cosmic Slop is a 1973 album by Funkadelic, released on Westbound Records (also a later compilation--see Funkadelic compilations). ... One Nation Under a Groove is a 1978 (see 1978 in music) album by the American funk band Funkadelic. ... (Not Just) Knee Deep is a funk song running about 16 minutes on side 1 of Funkadelics 1979 album Uncle Jam Wants You. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ...

Up for the Down Stroke is a 1974 album by Parliament. ... Give Up the Funk is a song by Parliament. ... George Clinton George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician, he is widely considered one of the forefathers of funk. ... Flashlight is a song by funk band Parliament, released in 1977 on the album Funkentelechy vs. ...

References

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George Clinton (funk musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (523 words)
George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician, he is widely considered one of the forefathers of funk.
Alongside James Brown, George Clinton is considered to be one of the most sampled musicians ever.
On December 6, 2003, Clinton was charged with one felony count of cocaine possession and a misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia in Tallahassee, Florida.
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