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George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic @ Yoshi's in Oakland

Mar 27, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Mar 29, 2013

GEORGE CLINTON

PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC

YOSHI'S OAKLAND

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th, THURSDAY, MARCH 28th & FRIDAY, MARCH 29th

 EACH NIGHT @ 8PM

 

 

George Clinton is the legendary and internationally renowned grandfather of funk and the founder of the Parliament-Funkadelic MOB, taking the sonic innovations of James Brown and Sly Stone to both outer space AND Neptune while selling millions of records and concert tickets in the process. Quiet as its kept, however, George Clinton's initial approach to the ladies was crooning (when he wasn't cutting hair) as the leader of a standup vocal group he formed in `55 called The Parliaments, emulating the doo wop and love songs that were popular when he was in diapers.

What is there left for the North Cackalackee-born grandfather of funk to do after five decades of rockin' steady on the one? He can dip back to an era of sweet street corner soul that was his initial inspiration, take some folks back into time while blowing their minds.

Almost 70 years-young, George Clinton has several other projects in the hopper, including a salute to Motown and a solo album by longtime P-Funk All-Star siren Belita Woods. The master is also mindful that most of the folks whose songs he's singing on Radio Friendly are no longer here, but he has no intention of joining them in Soul Heaven anytime soon. "I ain't going nowhere," he declares. "I feel like I'm starting over right now...for real!"

Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 238-9200

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