Chocolate City

Chocolate City

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Parliament's second album for Casablanca, following Up for the Down Stroke (1974), Chocolate City isn't one of the group's better-known albums. Unlike its predecessor and successive albums such as Mothership Connection (1976), it lacks a signature hit; even though the title track and "Ride On" charted asSee more details below

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Parliament's second album for Casablanca, following Up for the Down Stroke (1974), Chocolate City isn't one of the group's better-known albums. Unlike its predecessor and successive albums such as Mothership Connection (1976), it lacks a signature hit; even though the title track and "Ride On" charted as singles, they're minor in comparison to definitive classics such as "Up for the Down Stroke" and "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)." Though it's not one of the better-known Parliament albums, Chocolate City is nonetheless one of their best and perhaps most underrated. There's a wealth of musical talent to be heard here -- most notably Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, and Eddie Hazel -- and an emphasis on horns and harmony vocals. Plus, there's no overarching narrative as there would be on successive albums, occasionally to a fault. Instead, this is a collection of stand-alone songs, none topping the six-minute mark. Regardless of its lack of signature hits, Chocolate City is a Parliament album that shouldn't be overlooked.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042283670020
catalogNumber:
836700

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Parliament   Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Eddie Hazel   Guitar,Vocals
Bootsy Collins   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Bass Guitar
George Clinton   Vocals
Raymond Davis   Vocals
Ramon Tiki Fulwood   Drums
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins   Vocals
Tyrone Lampkin   Drums
Cordell Mosson   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Lucius Tawl Ross   Rhythm Guitar
Garry Shider   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Calvin Simon   Vocals
Grady Thomas   Vocals
Man In The Box   Drums
Billy "Bass" Nelson   Bass Guitar
Prakash John   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Bernie Worrell   Arranger,Composer
Bootsy Collins   Arranger,Composer
Jim Callon   Engineer
George Clinton   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins   Composer
Jim Vitti   Engineer

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