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Ventura67
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Does anyone have a bead on where the original Funkadelic albums were cut?

Funkadelic (1970), Free Your Mind (and Your Ass Will Follow) (1971), Maggot Brain (1971).

I understand it might have been along Telegraph somewhere. Pictures?

How about places they played regularly through the early '70s?
Anybody see them during this period before they went P-Funk?

The best hard/soul/funk/rock EVER! I'm interested in what neighborhoods it was born out of. What was it about Detroit that fueled that fire?
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Track75
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You might have better luck over at http://soulfuldetroit.com/foru m/
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Super_d
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I Believe they recorded under Westborn Records, Detroit Michigan and engineered at United Sound Studio in Detroit.

Funkadelic members, Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Gary Shider, Eddie Hazel, Tiki Fulwood, Billy Nelson, Ron Bykowski, Boogie Mossom, Glen Goins, Prakash John, T Lampkin, Harold Beane, and Tawl Ross.

and of course, all music produced by George Clinton.

Some of my fav' tunes by Funkadelic
Cosmic Slop/both versions
Nappy Dugout
Can't Stand the Strain
Funky Dollar Bill
I'll Bet You
Philmore

My older sister and brother had the pleasure of watching the Mothership land at Cobo Hall during the P-Funk Earth Tour.

I believe they toured at Olympia Stadium as well.

I have the Parliament Live P.Funk Earth Tour Album!:-) Mint Condition--which included a 22x33 full Color Poster and an Iron-on T-shirt Transfer.
I have many other Parliament Albums.

How bout' the art work on the Album Cover? I believe done by two brothers, Pedro and Bruce Bell\ funkagraphics inc.

And I agree, the Best of the Best in Funk and Soul Ever.

Nice thread:-)May the Funk live on!


super d(motordetroit)
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Steve
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Super_d

I think that was WestBOUND Records. What a band. Gone but not forgotten.
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Fury13
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Westbound Records is right. Label was/is owned by longtime local record exec Armen Boladian. Funkadelic's first singles (45s) came out in 1969. "I'll Bet You" is amazing and it was a good-sized hit on Detroit radio.
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Pam
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This cd collection of the Westbound singles has some very informative liner notes:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg .dll?p=amg&token=ADFEAEE4721BD F46AF7120D4993656C2E725D210DF4 BF58150234558C0B72446830473F24 5E9DDD2B6E577B479A9B32BAE5F09D 9CEE6468DA1&sql=10:48820r8ar48 c
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Erobtheone
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PBS has a show called Independent Lens that profiled Parliment/Funkadelic from start to finish. It was the most interesting piece of documentary work that I have ever seen. There was even vintage footag of Eddie Hazel performing Maggot Brain. Check PBS website for replay. I haven't seen it scheduled as of late. George started off as a barber. One of the original members of Parliment said that he met George because he had real big hands and could get a finger wave to last about two weeks.

Erob
Chicago by way of Detroit

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