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Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
''Live: P-Funk Earth Tour'' is a live album, live double album by Parliament (band), Parliament that documents the band's 1977 P-Funk Earth Tour. The performances include songs from Parliament's albums through ''The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein'' as well as songs from the Funkadelic repertoire. The album is made up of portions of two performances from January 1977 at the Oracle Arena, Oakland Coliseum Arena and the The Forum (Inglewood, California), Los Angeles Forum. The track "The Landing (Of The Holy Mothership)" is a musical montage that mixes clips of various P-Funk recordings with broadcast news-style commentary from George Clinton. The original vinyl release contained a 22 × 33" inch poster of George Clinton dressed as Dr. Funkenstein (photo by Diem Jones), as well as an iron-on T-shirt transfer that boasted the slogan "Take Funk To Heaven in '77!". "Parliament Live" became the group's third album to be certified gold. This was the first Parliament album to feature Dawn Silva ...
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Parliament (band)
Parliament was an American funk band formed in the late 1960s by George Clinton (funk musician), George Clinton as part of his Parliament-Funkadelic collective. More commercial and less rock-oriented than its sister act Funkadelic, Parliament drew on science-fiction and outlandish performances in their work. The band scored a number of Top 10 hits, including the million-selling 1976 single "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)," and Top 40 albums such as ''Mothership Connection'' (1975). History Parliament was originally the Parliaments, a doo-wop vocal group based at a Plainfield, New Jersey barbershop. The group was formed in the late 1950s and included George Clinton (funk musician), George Clinton, Ray Davis (musician), Ray Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, and Grady Thomas. Clinton was the group leader and manager. The group scored a hit single in 1967 with "(I Wanna) Testify" (co-written by Clinton) on Revilot Records. To capitalize on this chart success, Clinto ...
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Musical Montage
In music, montage (literally "putting together") or sound collage ("gluing together") is a technique where newly branded sound objects or Musical composition, compositions, including songs, are created from collage, also known as Photomontage, montage. This is often done through the use of sampling (music), sampling, while some playable sound collages were produced by gluing together sectors of different vinyl records. In any case, it may be achieved through the use of previous sound recordings or musical Sheet music, scores. Like its visual cousin, the collage work may have a completely different effect than that of the component parts, even if the original parts are completely recognizable or from only one source. History The origin of sound collage can be traced back to the works of Heinrich Ignaz Biber, Biber's programmatic sonata ''Battalia'' (1673) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart's ''Don Giovanni'' (1789), and some critics have described certain passages in Gustav Mahler ...
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Glenn Goins
Glenn Lamonte Goins (January 2, 1954 – July 29, 1978), also known as Glen Goins, was a singer and guitarist for Parliament-Funkadelic in the mid-1970s. Goins is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, posthumously inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. His first (known) recordings were as part of the group "The Bags". They released a single in 1972: "It's Heavy" b/w "Don't Mess With My Baby". Biography Born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey, in a family of talented musicians, Goins was a master vocalist with a strong, haunting and powerful gospel voice. He is perhaps best known for "calling in the P-Funk Mothership, Mothership" in the P-Funk live shows, such as on the renowned P-Funk Earth Tour. Goins was particularly prominent on the Parliament (band), Parliament albums ''Mothership Connection'' (1975), ''The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein'' (1976), and ''Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome'' (1977). He played on the Funkadelic albums of thi ...
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Garry Shider
Garry Marshall Shider (July 24, 1953 – June 16, 2010) was an American musician and guitarist. He was musical director of the P-Funk All-Stars for much of their history. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Early life Shider was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. At the age of ten and under the guidance of his father Jesse, Garry and his brothers played and sang behind many Gospel music, gospel artists of the time including legends such as Shirley Caesar, Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, The Five Blind Boys, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and others. As a youth Shider was also a regular customer at the Plainfield barbershop owned by George Clinton (funk musician), George Clinton, where the future members Parliament (band), Parliament would sing doo-wop for customers and counsel local youngsters. Clinton made note of the young Shider's talents on guitar and his ability with gospel singing. By the time he was six ...
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Grady Thomas
Grady Thomas (born January 5, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey, United States) is a former member of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Thomas started out in the late 1950s as one of The Parliaments, a doo wop barbershop quintet led by George Clinton (funk musician), George Clinton. In 1977, Thomas (along with original Parliaments Fuzzy Haskins and Calvin Simon), left Parliament-Funkadelic after financial and management disputes with Clinton. In 1981, the trio caused confusion when they formed a new band, and released an album called ''Connections and Disconnections'' under the name Funkadelic. After a return stint with George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars in the 1990s, Thomas, along with original Parliaments bass vocalist Ray Davis (musician), Haskins, and Simon founded "Original P" in 1998, with whom Thomas currently performs. References

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Ray Davis (musician)
Raymond Davis (March 29, 1940 – July 5, 2005) was the original bass (voice type), bass singer and one of the founding members of The Parliaments, and subsequently the bands Parliament (band), Parliament, and Funkadelic, collectively known as P-Funk. His regular nickname while he was with those groups was "Sting Ray" Davis. Aside from George Clinton (funk musician), George Clinton, he was the only original member of the Parliaments not to leave the Parliament-Funkadelic conglomerate in 1977. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Biography He was born in Sumter, South Carolina, and worked with Roger Troutman and Zapp (band), Zapp in the early to mid-1980s. His distinctive bass can be heard on "I Can Make You Dance," and "Do Wa Ditty." He was also briefly in a later period line-up of The Temptations, joining after the death of original bass singer Melvin Franklin, and appearing on the 1995 album ''For ...
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Fuzzy Haskins
Clarence Eugene "Fuzzy" Haskins (born June 8, 1941) is a former singer with 1950s and 1960s doo-wop group, The Parliaments. He is a founding member of the groundbreaking and influential 1970s funk bands Parliament (band), Parliament and Funkadelic, also known as Parliament-Funkadelic. He left Parliament-Funkadelic in 1977 to pursue a solo career. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. Biography Haskins was born in Elkins, West Virginia, and starting in the late 1950s he was a founding member of doo wop vocal group The Parliaments, led by George Clinton (funk musician), George Clinton. The group originated as a Barbershop music, barbershop quintet in the back room of a barber shop on West 3rd Street in Plainfield, New Jersey. Haskins often sang lead in the group. They started traveling to Detroit, Detroit, Michigan on weekends in order to audition for Motown Records and to participate in the fertile mu ...
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