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  Parliament (band)
Soon, Parliament was created in addition to Funkadelic and the two bands consisted of essentially the same people (see List of P Funk members), though both released albums under their respective names.
The legal problems with the name "The Parliaments" were resolved in 1970, and Clinton signed all of Funkadelic to Invictus Records under the name Parliament, releasing Osmium ("The Breakdown" reached #30 on the RandB charts in 1971) but the name Parliament was then abandoned for some time, as Funkadelic was much more successful.
With the ensuing albums, Parliament became one of the most respected bands on the 1970s, and are now recognized as one of the forefathers of funk music.
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  Parliament - Gurupedia
A parliament is a legislative body, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system derived from that of the United Kingdom.
The British Parliament is traditionally referred to as the "Mother of Parliaments", as it has been the model for most other parliamentary systems and its Acts have created so many other parliaments.
In the United Kingdom, Parliament consists of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, and the Monarch.
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 Parliament - Music Downloads - Online
While Funkadelic pursued band-format psychedelic rock, Parliament engaged in a funk free-for-all, blending influences from the godfathers (James Brown and Sly Stone) with freaky costumes and themes inspired by '60s acid culture and science fiction.
One previously recorded Parliaments single, "A New Day Begins," was licensed to Atco in 1969 and became a number 44 hit that May. By 1970, George Clinton had regained the rights to the Parliaments name: he then signed the entire Funkadelic lineup to Invictus Records as Parliament.
Parliament's ninth album, Gloryhallastoopid (Or Pin the Tale on the Funky), was released later in 1979 and showed a bit of a slip in the previously unstoppable Clinton machine.
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 MP3.com [ Parliament ]
The Parliaments were a doo wop group formed by George Clinton in 1955, put together in the back room of a barbershop Clinton was working at with friends Raymond Davis, Clarence Haskins, Calvin Simon, and Grady Thomas.
Sporting one of the worst band names in the history of rock & roll, Techno-Squid Eats Parliament was a punk-tinged power-pop band that was briefly signed to the revived Ardent Records in the mid-'90s.
Though a handful of critics praised the band, they were primarily known for their eponymous 1995 debut album, which was one of the first CDs to...
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 Parliament (band) Information
The bands Parliament and Funkadelic are intrinsically linked and can not be easily separated.
This article focuses on Parliament; see Parliament-Funkadelic for a more comprehensive history of the groups.
Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop.
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 Parliament-Funkadelic
Parliament was essentially a horn-based soul group and Funkadelic a guitar-based rock group, but both were built on a foundation of funk.
Parliament and Funkadelic frequently resorted to allegorical concept albums to make larger points about societal injustices and ways in which a community of like-minded souls could liberate themselves from its constrictions.
During the 1970s, Parliament, Funkadelic and a host of related offshoots placed roughly 60 singles on the RandB charts and were among the hottest attractions on the concert circuit.
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 Parliament - Soul / R&B - Music - www.real.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eventually, the lure of Motown was too tempting, and Clinton moved to Detroit to fulfill his ambition to produce and write songs on a fulltime basis.
The band continued to work, both with Clinton and as the P-Funk All Stars, and toured throughout the '80s and early '90s.
At the same time, many aspiring rap and hip-hop acts were sampling Parliament's heavy grooves and distinctive beats, introducing the band to a new generation of young fl fans.
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 Parliament Band T-Shirts at the Rock N Roll one stop shirt shop.
Parliament Band T-Shirts at the Rock N Roll one stop shirt shop.
Parliament started as The Parliaments, and is a Plainfield New Jersey barber shop band which is intrinsically linked to Funkadelic.
Parliament take funk to heaven in 77 navy adult short sleeve t-shirt.
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 The Nowchild Band Document
Parliament Funkadelic came to his rescue around the same time Curtis was getting blasted for breaking up Hot Flesh, who ended up shifting into another band.
He couldn't devote as much time to Parliament Funkadelic because he had decided to settle down with life and to marry a decent church-going woman who loved and accepted him for who he was.
Some bands that Jones have played in are, "The Other Side, Organized Confusion, Legend Lost, Exit, Reggae bands, Jazz bands and Funk bands." He has been the main drummer for all of the mentioned bands and is proud of his talent and skills, which he would like to pass on to his son someday.
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 Parliament - Onesti Entertainment
From its 1970 inception until Clinton's dissolving of Parliament in 1980, the band hit the RandB Top Ten several times but truly excelled in two other areas: large-selling, effective album statements and the most dazzling, extravagant live show in the business.
Basing his group on Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Clinton formed the Parliaments in 1955 with a lineup that gradually shifted to include Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, Grady Thomas, Raymond Davis, and Calvin Simon.
Signing with the Casablanca label, Parliament's "Up for the Down Stroke" (number ten RandB, number 63 pop) appeared in mid-1974 and reflected a more mainstream approach than Funkadelic, with funky horn arrangements reminiscent of James Brown and a live feel that recalls contemporary work by Kool and the Gang.
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 Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke - Mercury/Casablanca/Universal Chronicles Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Parliament was simply laying down a view of the land, drawing up a plan of mainstream funk’s past and present, before they would send the rumbling quakes of future albums to permanently move the mountains on the map.
The band plays horns, bass, and drums as if they were a slinky living snake, while the funky, elastic dance floor chanting sets a fire blazing on the boards.
Parliament is not simply walking in footsteps here; they are celebrating the past while laying the groundwork they would later use as a launching pad.
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 Sri Lankan Politics in Focus
The Secretary-General of Parliament, who is the head of the permanent staff of Parliament, is appointed by the President and he (SGP) recruits his staff with the approval of the Speaker.
The security of Parliament is detemined by the Security Council consisting of the Speaker as Chairman and top officials of Parliament, the Armed Forces and the Police.
The most colourful is the inauguration of a new session of Parliament when the President drives into the Parliament Complex in an atmosphere of ceremonial grandeur and pageantry complete with Magul Bera (Symbolic Drums) and Jayamangala Gatha (Blessings) t be received by the Speaker and his staff in ceremonial dress.
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 hip online: artists: parliament
The pioneering work of Parliament and Funkadelic in the Seventies—driven by Clinton's conceptually inventive mind and the band members' tight ensemble playing and stretched-out jamming—prefigured everything from rap and hip-hop to techno and alternative.
Parliament and Funkadelic were flip sides of the same coin, and these overlapping entities' respective outputs were referred to in stylistic shorthand as "P-Funk." In Parliament's self-referential theme song, "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)," Clinton and entourage referred to themselves as "dealers of funky music, P-Funk, uncut funk, The Bomb."
Parliament and Funkadelic frequently resorted to allegorical concept albums to make larger points about societal injustices and ways in which a community of like-minded souls could liberate themselves from its constrictions.
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 45s.com - Parliament / Funkadelic - Recording artist information: Parliament / Funkadelic - 45 RPM Records -- Search ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Between them, Parliament and Funkadelic virtually defined the melting pot known as funk: a free-form melding of rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel and psychedelic rock.
Parliament was essentially a horn-based soul group and Funkadelic a guitar-based rock group, but both were built on a foundation of funk.
During the 1970s, Parliament, Funkadelic and a host of related offshoots placed roughly 60 singles on the RandB charts and were among the hottest attractions on the concert circuit.
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 Ray Davis, founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic - The Boston Globe
Ray Davis, a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, a flamboyant 1970s funk band whose music is considered a precursor to rap and hip-hop, died Tuesday from respiratory complications at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
TRENTON, N.J. -- Ray Davis, a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, a flamboyant 1970s funk band whose music is considered a precursor to rap and hip-hop, died Tuesday from respiratory complications at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Davis was a member of the original Parliaments, a vocal group formed in the 1950s by Clinton while a junior high school student in Plainfield, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum website.
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 Band Biographies
The standard four-piece instrumentation of rock bands (drum set and lead, rhythm, and bass guitars) was developed by Texas musician Buddy Holly, who produced his own studio recordings.
The folk-rock style was further pioneered the same year by the American band the Byrds, who had a number-one hit on the Billboard magazine music charts with a version of Dylan's song “Mr.
In general, alternative rock bands recorded for independent labels, played in small clubs, and maintained a defiant stance toward the conformity and commercialism of the music industry.
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 NPR : George Clinton, Still Radiating the Funk
Clinton, in his mid-60s, still tours with a band of almost 30 people, most in outlandish costumes.
He says it's a waste of time trying to analyze what the band is up to.
Stage props over the years have included a huge denim hat, and a gigantic puppet that wore a baseball glove and tapped its foot.
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 Make Poverty History - White Band
On the three White Band Days in 2005, people wore white and formed massive human bands, wrapped trees and lamp posts in white bands, and even wrapped whole buildings, from St Paul's Cathedral to the European Parliament.
The great thing about the white band is that it is simple and flexible, and can be used easily by anyone in the world, whatever their circumstances.
It is not necessary to wear a professionally produced white band - the vast majority of people around the world wearing one will make their own.
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 Independent Lens . PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC: One Nation Under a Groove . The Band | PBS
Parliament Funkadelic was notorious for its sheer quantity of musicians: countless members have joined, left and re-joined the collective over its decades of performing and recording, and live shows often boasted up to 30 musicians on stage at once.
Hazel’s trademark riffs contributed musically to a number of P-Funk albums, but by the mid-1970s, his problems with drug abuse had began to affect his work, and he was forced to leave the band for a few years, returning in the late 1970s.
He sang lead on many of the band’s most well-known songs, including “Cosmic Slop,” “One Nation,” and “Getting to Know You,” and also co-authored hits such as “Atomic Dog.” As a solo artist in the post-Funkadelic years, Shider has received accolades for his songwriting and producing work, including several Grammy nominations and Dove Gospel awards.
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 HotBot Web Search for parliament
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 Parliament (band) - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The legal problems with the name "The Parliaments" were resolved in 1970, and Clinton signed all of Funkadelic to Invictus Records under the name Parliament, releasing Osmium ("The Breakdown" reached #30 on the R&B charts in 1971) but the name Parliament was then abandoned for some time, as Funkadelic was much more successful.
With only moderate success, the Funkadelic signed with Casablanca Records as Parliament, releasing "Up for the Down Stroke" (off the album of the same name) which reached #10 on the R&B charts but peaked at #63 Pop.
Our website offers advanced search for bands and artists bio and albums and browse options for artist band biographies resources and information.
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 MTSU University Bands
The marching band at MTSU, the Band of Blue, is directed by Associate Director of Bands, Craig Cornish, and presents original half-time shows at
With an emphasis on the distinctive characteristics of the large wind and percussion ensemble, the symphonic band's repertoire is culled from the rich resources of the wind band tradition.
Reed Thomas, Director of Bands, is a highly select group of musicians within the McLeanSchool of Music dedicated to the study and performance of wind literature from the Renaissance to the latest compositions.
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 Parliament Rock Band T-Shirts at the Rock N Roll one stop shirt shop.
Parliament Rock Band T-Shirts at the Rock N Roll one stop shirt shop.
Parliament T-Shirts - Mothership Connection Adult SS Tee
Parliament mothership connection fl adult short sleeve t-shirt.
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 IGN: George Clinton: The Mothership Connection Review
Brown's band hit change after change after change on the smallest of cues from the Godfather; Clinton's would play the same riff for 15 minutes and hit the change exactly with no cue from anybody.
It's the first big tour the band did, which led to bigger and better tours, and established P/Funk as one of the premier live bands of the 70s.
This show starts with the band wailing away in their silly-looking outfits, for one or two songs, and then Clinton emerges in an orange leather jumpsuit with a bizarre hood on it.
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 The Daily Northwestern - Mayfest gets funk legend for Dillo Day
Acceptance is a punk/emo band, The Black Keys are a blues-rock duo and Matt Nathanson is a singer-songwriter, Singer said.
Clinton founded The Parliaments when he was still in junior high school.
Parliament and Funkadelic revolutionized music throughout the 1970s, earning four No. 1 hits.
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 Parliament: Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome ---Ink Blot Magazine
Live, Parliament blew away every other funk band of the 1970s; concerts featured dozens of razor-sharp musicians roaming the stage in diapers and spacesuits pumping out a monolithic dance sound that spawned everything from gangsta rap to the synth-doodles of the '80s.
Parliament never had the most stable of lineups, and it soon became impossible for Clinton to keep control over so many other talented egotists.
He dissolved Parliament in 1980 to record solo and as leader of the P. Funk All-Stars.
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 AE160D Unit 16: Parliament
The history of Parliament is complicated, but begins in 1955 when George Clinton, who was born in 1940, formed the Parliaments who performed in the back room of the New Jersey barbershop where he straightened hair.
The band remained together until 1980, although in recent years George Clinton has resurfaced to perform classic Parliament and Funkadelic songs.
Dre and Warren G., while bands like Primus and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have adhered more closely to the original funk-rock sound created by Parliament and Funkadelic.
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 Parliament - Chocolate City - Mercury/Casablanca/Universal Chronicles Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The album kicks off with the title track, and that song’s mellow groove, spacey ambience, slow build, and classic DJ style announces a dramatic rebirth of the band that just a year ago was content to copy its idols.
When traveling over familiar ground, however, the band itself often seems bored and mired in the very styles in which they formerly reveled.
The records has a vague concept, Parliament’s first, built around a love for Washington D.C., and at times, the band finds new form by chiseling out a creative, cosmic identity.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/ParliamentChocolateCity.html   (621 words)

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