GEORGE CLINTON & Parliament Funkadelic

The Funk is back at Yoshis!

When
Event has passed (Fri Dec 14, 2012 - Sat Dec 15, 2012)
Cost
$45
Tags
Music, Live Music Clubs, Funk

Description

The Funk is back at Yoshis!



Friday-Saturday, Dec 14-15

8pm $45
10:30pm $45

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

Schedule

Yoshi's San Francisco - Live Music & Japanese Restaurant
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
Event has passed

More Info

Link
http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco
Call
415-655-5600 (Box Office)

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Location

  1. Yoshi's San Francisco - Live Music & Japanese Restaurant
    1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA