After posting Garnet Mimms as tribute to Jerry Ragovoy and posting Beverley Knight on Backstage Weekend last week, it occurred to me that I've been woefully light in my ration of Soul music on the Roundtable of late. Not exactly a fly-by-night genre with one or two hits, Soul is a massive avalanche of truly elegant and well crafted music that has spanned several decades and is still going very strong.
Tonight I thought I would tip my hat to The Parliaments and post their hit from 1967 (I Wanna) Testify on the Roundtable. The inimitable George Clinton as founder of the more commercially accessible venture (Funkadelic being the other-worldly one) in his just-about-to-get-freaky period with a Soul Classic.
Just that kind of a night. But the question is - can you dig it?
Funkadelic always knew how to bring the funk, heck, they even wrote a song about it. Fronted by George Clinton, Parliament-Funkadelic has seen many members come and go, but the group has managed to keep it together for 45 years. Read more...