Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard On You?: A Memoir

George Clinton

during this seminal song memoir, Father of Funk George Clinton talks 4 many years of hit songs, drug abuse, the evolution of father, rock, and soul song, his criminal pitfalls, and lots more and plenty a lot more.

George Clinton begun his musical occupation in New Jersey, the place his obsession with doo-wop and R&B resulted in a barbershop quartet—literally, as Clinton and his buddies additionally styled hair within the neighborhood shop—the approach teenagers frequently obtained their musical begin within the ’50s. yet what number youngsters like that ended up taking part in to tens of millions of rabid fanatics along a diaper-clad guitarist? what number of them commissioned a spaceship and landed it onstage in the course of concert events? what number positioned their stamp on 4 many years of dad tune, from the mind-expanding sixties to the hip-hop-dominated nineties and beyond?

considered one of them. That’s how many.

How George Clinton acquired from barbershop quartet to funk tune famous person is a narrative for the a while. As a highschool scholar he traveled to ny urban, the place he absorbed the entire developments in pop song, from conventional rhythm and blues to Motown, the Beatles, the Stones, and psychedelic rock, let alone the formative funk of James Brown and Sly Stone. by means of the sunrise of the seventies, he had emerged because the chief of a wildly artistic musical move composed regularly of 2 bands—Parliament and Funkadelic. And by way of the bicentennial, Clinton and his P-Funk empire have been dominating the soul charts in addition to the pop charts. He was once an inventive visionary, visible icon, merry prankster, absurdist thinker, and savvy businessmen, all rolled into one. He was once like not anyone else in pop track, ahead of or since.

“Candid, hilarious, outrageous, [and] poignant” (Booklist), this memoir offers super perception into America’s track as perpetually replaced by means of Clinton’s titanic expertise. this can be a tale of a loved worldwide icon who devoted himself to spreading the gospel of funk track.

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