George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician, widely considered one of the forefathers of funk. He was the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s and early 1980s, and was a solo funk artist as of 1981. He was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida. In Plainfield, he ran a barber salon, where he straightened hair, and soon formed a doo wop group, inspired by Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, called The Parliaments.
There are two Australian bands with this name. The first is Australia’s premier Deep Funk outfit. Masters of super-heavy, raw and upfront drum-break driven grooves. Led by Guitarist Lance Ferguson (Equatorial Records/Lanu/No Comply), other members include Ben Grayson (Hammond Organ), Danny Farrugia (Drums), Yuri Pavlinov (Bass), Anton Delecca (Sax/Flute) and Ross Irwin (Trumpet). The Bamboos formed in 2001 and released the 7” single ‘Eel Oil/Blackfoot’, earning them international acclaim from the likes of Snowboy, Mr Scruff, Jazzanova, Patrick Forge and Russ Dewbury.
George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963 in East Finchley, London, England) is an English pop musician of English/Greek Cypriot ancestry. Michael began his career by forming a band called The Executive together with his best friend Andrew Ridgeley, a fellow pupil at Bushey Meads School, though it did not survive for long. It wasn't until he formed the duo Wham! together again with Ridgeley in 1981 that the success came for the band.
Booker T. Jones (born November 12, 1944) is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known for fronting the band, Booker T. and the MGs. Born in South Memphis, Tennessee, Jones was a child prodigy, playing the oboe, saxophone, trombone, and piano at school and serving as organist at his church. He attended Booker T. Washington High School, the alma mater of Rufus Thomas and shared the hallowed halls with future stars like Isaac Hayes's writing partner David Porter; saxophonist Andrew Love of The Memphis Horns; soul singer/songwriter William Bell and Earth...
1) A german indie rock band. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/stayEARL" rel="nofollow">http://www.facebook.com/stayEARL</a> 2) <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Earl+Sweatshirt" class="bbcode_artist">Earl Sweatshirt</a> is the youngest member of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, the foul-mouthed, skating, rap crew from LA. Earl was only sixteen years old when he recorded his 2010 album, 'Earl'.
'Earl' was released by OFWGKTA for free on their blog, just as they did with all their other albums.
Earl was at the Coral Reef Academy in Samoa with no way out until February 2012. Golf Wang
Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a Grammy nominated R&B singer, dancer, model and actor signed to J Records. He released his self-titled debut album in 2002 to critical and commercial success, with it selling over 96,000 copies in its first week. In 2004, he released his second album Turning Point, and had huge success with the song "Let Me Love You". It was one of the biggest songs of the year, holding a nine week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
GRAND WAZOO is a legendary 13 piece band, which provides the most authentic and entertaining Soul Music experience in Australia—featuring the great hits & dance tunes, rare gems not performed by other outfits, along with Grand WaZoo originals in that same big brassy style. .It is also a quality reading, backing outfit of 10 musicians + 3 singers, who can perform any style or genre, in the vein of the extraordinary Funk Brothers. And not only does Grand WaZoo sound musically wonderful, but it also looks like ‘Soul’, with a multi-generational, multicultural line up — with wide appeal to all ages.
Vintage Trouble, based in Los Angeles, is the brainchild of Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar). Combining their love for original soul and rhythm & blues, the two set up a basic home studio in Venice Beach and started crafting the beginnings of Vintage Trouble. Already a friend of both, Rick Barrio Dill (bass) came along and added his shared bass influences and energy into the newly formed project.
Sister Sledge is an American musical group formed in 1972 and consisting of four sisters: Kim Sledge (born August 21, 1958), Debbie Sledge (born July 9, 1954), Joni Sledge (born September 13, 1957) and Kathy Sledge (born January 6, 1961). Their biggest successes Stateside came in 1979 with the popular disco anthems We Are Family (#1 R&B, #2 Pop in the USA) and He's the Greatest Dancer (#1 R&B, #9 Pop in the USA), produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic.
Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. The name was soon abandoned due to legal issues with Revilot and Atlantic Records, and most of the same people recorded under the name Funkadelic, which consisted of The Parliaments' backing musicians. Billy "Bass" Nelson is credited with creating the name Funkadelic. He also switched from 6-string guitar to bass, creating room for his childhood friend Eddie Hazel to join the group.