The Funk is back at Yoshis!
Friday-Saturday, Dec 14-15
The Godfather of Funk
Think of George Clinton and you'll likely conjure an image of a crazy black man with rainbow dreads and garb befitting a galactic shaman literally barking at phat bottomed girls with a sub-atomic "WOOF!" This lovable nutcase 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 (well...he STILL wears those on occasion).
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!"
For more information, visit the event page here: http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/3054