Still pitting James Brown against George Clinton, are we? That's just bizarre to me. Both are geniuses who brought funk to the masses, and if progression means anything at all, be reminded that Bootsy Collins
made history with both.
Your crash-course in P-Funk
starts here:Amazon.com: Parliament - Greatest Hits (The Bomb): Parliament: Music
…of course, it shouldn't end there, cuz to understand George's reach, you have to understand that Parliament
was the horn-centered band, while Funkadelic
was the guitar-based one.
For Funkadelic, I like:Amazon.com: One Nation Under a Groove: Funkadelic: Music
…and as uncle b said a little bit ago, there are tons of worthy spinoffs to listen to if these hook you, to say nothing of the great work George recorded under his own name after the P-Funk Empire imploded.
As a funk connoisseur from waaayyyy
back, though, I must say that I don't think enough has been said about Sly Stone
If you're interested:Amazon.com: There's a Riot Goin' On: Sly & the Family Stone: MusicAmazon.com: Fresh: Sly & the Family Stone: Music
…and since this is Head-fi, I should add that the latest Sly remasterings sound unbelievable. That's all I got…until someone around here is cool enough to mention Nile Rodgers
or Fela Anikulapo Kuti
…whoops! did it already…