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Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. The name was soon abandoned due to legal issues with Revilot and Atlantic Records, and most of the same people recorded under the name Funkadelic, which consisted of The Parliaments' backing musicians, most importantly Billy Bass Nelson. Soon, Parliament was created in addition to Funkadelic and the two bands consisted of essentially the same people (see List of P Funk members), though both released albums under their respective names. The Parliaments were an early doo-wop singing group from Plainfield, New Jersey. ... Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ... George Clinton at the VH1 Fashion Awards. ... Plainfield is a city located in Union County, which is in the northeastern part of New Jersey. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson, principally as a R&B label. ... Jump to: navigation, search Funkadelic was originally the backing band for the doo wop group, The Parliaments. ... Billy Bass Nelson (William Nelson) was the original bassist for P Funk. ... Due to the heavy intermingling of P-Funk bands, including a great many uncredited contributions from musicians, the following groups and solo artists (most with at least one album credit under the name) can be considered parts of P-Funk. ...


The legal problems with the name "The Parliaments" were resolved in 1970, and Clinton signed all of Funkadelic to Invictus Records under the name Parliament, releasing Osmium ("The Breakdown" reached #30 on the R&B charts in 1971) but the name Parliament was then abandoned for some time, as Funkadelic was much more successful. Jump to: navigation, search 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Invictus Records was a record label created by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...


In the early 1970s, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins and Catfish Collins joined Funkadelic, which released five albums by 1974. With only moderate success, Funkadelic signed with Casablanca Records as Parliament, releasing "Up for the Down Stroke" (off the album of the same name) which reached #10 on the R&B charts but peaked at #63 Pop. The song was the biggest hit of P Funk's career. 1975 saw the release of Chocolate City, which also enjoyed moderate success; the titular track reached #24. Bernie Worrell Bernie Worrell (born April 19, 1944) is originally from Long Beach, New Jersey but grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey. ... Bootsy Collins on the cover of Bootsys Rubber Bands Live in Louisville 1978 Bootsy Collins (born William Collins on October 26, 1951, Cincinnati, Ohio) is a pioneering funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. ... Catfish Collins (born Phelps Collins) is a rhythm guitarist mostly known for his work in the P-Funk collective. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Casablanca Records is a record label that was started by Neil Bogart in 1973 after leaving Buddah Records. ... P-Funk is an abbreviated, compound name for two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Chocolate City is the name of a 1975 album by Parliament. ...


With the ensuing albums, Parliament became one of the most respected bands on the 1970s, and are now recognized as one of the forefathers of funk music. Of particular interest are the spacy themes of Starchild, Sir Nose and other recurring characters from multiple albums. See P Funk mythology. For the comic book character, see Starchild (comics). ... The bands Parliament, Funkadelic and related offshoots (see List of P Funk members) are collectively referred to as the P Funk. ...

Parliament Discography (bold indicates a greatest hits or compilation album)
Year Title Label
1970 Osmium Invictus
1974 Up For The Down Stroke Casablanca Records
1975 Chocolate City Casablanca Records
1975 Mothership Connection Casablanca Records
1976 The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein Casablanca Records
1977 Get Down & Boogie Casablanca Records
1977 Live: P-Funk Earth Tour Casablanca Records
1977 Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome Casablanca Records
1978 Motor Booty Affair Casablanca Records
1979 Gloryhallastoopid Casablanca Records
1980 Trombipulation Casablanca Records
1984 Greatest Hits (The Bomb) Casablanca Records
1993 Tear the Roof Off 1974-1980 Casablanca Records
1994 Greatest Hits 1972-1993 AEM
1995 The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk Mercury Funk
1995 First Thangs Fantasy Jazz
1996 Rhenium HDH
1996 Live, 1976-1993 Sequel
1997 The Early Years Deep Beats
1999 12" Collection & More Casablanca Records
2000 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Parliament Mercury Nashville
2000 Get Funked Up Spectrum Records

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Parliament (band) (704 words)
Soon, Parliament was created in addition to Funkadelic and the two bands consisted of essentially the same people (see List of P Funk members), though both released albums under their respective names.
The legal problems with the name "The Parliaments" were resolved in 1970, and Clinton signed all of Funkadelic to Invictus Records under the name Parliament, releasing Osmium ("The Breakdown" reached #30 on the RandB charts in 1971) but the name Parliament was then abandoned for some time, as Funkadelic was much more successful.
With the ensuing albums, Parliament became one of the most respected bands on the 1970s, and are now recognized as one of the forefathers of funk music.
Parliament - Gurupedia (520 words)
A parliament is a legislative body, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system derived from that of the United Kingdom.
The British Parliament is traditionally referred to as the "Mother of Parliaments", as it has been the model for most other parliamentary systems and its Acts have created so many other parliaments.
In the United Kingdom, Parliament consists of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Monarch.
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