How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent?

How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent?

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by George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars
     
 

It may have been nearly ten years since George Clinton's last studio album, but that doesn't mean he wasn't busy. The multi-ring circus that is the P-Funk All Stars never stops evolving, bringing new acts into the fold while welcoming back old friends and touring, touring, touring. How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? is…  See more details below

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It may have been nearly ten years since George Clinton's last studio album, but that doesn't mean he wasn't busy. The multi-ring circus that is the P-Funk All Stars never stops evolving, bringing new acts into the fold while welcoming back old friends and touring, touring, touring. How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? is a bit of all things P-Funk: past, present, and future. Newcomers like Kendra Foster and George's granddaughter Sativa ride alongside tracks credited to George Clinton, the P-Funk All Stars, Funkadelic, and Parliament with old friends like Bernie Worrell and Cordell "Boogie" Mosson returning on some tracks. Prince and Bobby Womack both get guest spots, and there's even an appearance by the original Parliaments! (It's actually billed to Parliament [and minus Grady Thomas], but the doo wop stylings are all Parliaments.) There's a bit of hip-hop, hard rock, doo wop, and straight-up rock & roll, and of course, lots of hard funk. "Bounce 2 This" could be an outtake off Computer Games, with Bernie's synth leading the way. Funkadelic's "Because/Last Time Zone" combines the Beatles tune with a new track that looks back to "Eulogy and Light" (which is actually quoted verbatim in "Paradigm," the Prince collaboration). "Never Ending Love" has some nice electric sitar from Blackbyrd McKnight, while "Viagra" (both credited to Funkadelic) is a hard rock guitar fest built on a wicked Lige Curry bassline. "I'll Be Missing You" has nice acoustic guitar and horns, and although George's voice has weathered a bit, the man can still sing. "Our Secret" has a nice slow groove with tons of guitars in the background: Mike Hampton, Blackbyrd, and even Eddie Hazel (courtesy of some sampling). They do an old-style soul ballad with "More Than Words Can Say" (the Otis Redding tune) and their cover of "Whole Lotta Shakin'" with Bobby Womack is straight-up vintage rock & roll with some more great guitar. Curtis Mayfield's "Gypsy Woman" is remade and stripped down, led by Eric McFadden's mandolin and Byrd's guitar. "I Can Dance" is typical Clinton lunacy, featuring some funny conversation snippets over a super-funky groove. There are a couple odes to smoking: "Inhale Slow" and Sativa's "Something Stank," which rides on an old-school '70s Parliament-style groove. Perhaps the most surprising of all is the cover of "Goodnight Sweetheart." The Parliaments do it up doo-wop style, with skittering electronic beats added on top, and it works way better than it ought to. All in all, How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? is somewhere between a sampler of the Clinton universe and a phone call from an old friend telling you what he's been up to. It isn't the place to start your Clinton/Parliafunkadelicment Thang collection, but it's a welcome addition after too long away.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
Label:
The C Kunspyruhzy
UPC:
0882137001026
catalogNumber:
20010
Rank:
16763

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bounce 2 This  - Kendra Foster
  2. Su, Su, Su  - Trey Lewd
  3. Paradigm  - George Clinton
  4. U Can Depend on Me  - Kendra Foster
  5. U Ain't Runnin Shit  - George Clinton
  6. Inhale Slow  - Paul Hill
  7. Because/Last Time Zone  -  Funkadelic
  8. Never Ending Love  -  Funkadelic
  9. Sexy Side of You  - George Clinton
  10. Saddest Day  - Belita Woods
  11. I Can Dance  -  Susy's Posse
  12. I'll Be Sittin' Here  -  Joi

Disc 2

  1. Don't Dance Too Close  - Belita Woods
  2. More Than Words Can Say  - Belita Woods
  3. Butt-A-Butt  -  Parliament
  4. Something Stank  -  Sativa
  5. Our Secret  - Trey Lewd
  6. Viagra  - George Clinton
  7. Gypsy Woman  - George Clinton
  8. Whole Lotta Shakin'  - Bobby Womack
  9. Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight  -  Parliament
  10. Whatchamacallit  - George Clinton
  11. Trust in Youself  - Kendra Foster
  12. Booty  - Louis "Babbling" Kabbabie

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars   Primary Artist
George Clinton   Indexed Contributor
Prince   Vocals
Trey Lewd   Vocals
Sandra Feva   Vocals
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Vocals
Raymond Davis   Vocals
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins   Vocals
Joi   Vocals,Track Performer
Pat Lewis   Vocals
Rob Manzoli   Vocals
Garry Shider   Vocals
Calvin Simon   Vocals
Belita Woods   Vocals
Louis Kabbabie   Vocals
Tracey Lewis   Vocals
Jazze Pha   Vocals
Sheila Brody   Vocals
Kevin Shider   Vocals
James "Big Jim" Wright   Vocals
Dwayne Cornelius   Drums
Robert Johnson   Vocals
J.T. Money   Vocals
Clip Payne   Vocals
Kendra Foster   Vocals
RonKat Spearman   Vocals
Sativa   Track Performer
Sue Dog   Vocals

Technical Credits

JT the Bigga Figga   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Billy Preston   Instrumentation
Prince   Instrumentation
Bernie Worrell   Instrumentation
Bob Smith   Engineer
Del the Funky Homosapien   Composer
Dallas Austin   Producer,Instrumentation
George Clinton   Composer,Audio Production
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Instrumentation
Lige Curry   Composer,Instrumentation
Michael Hampton   Instrumentation
Lili Haydn   Instrumentation
Rob Manzoli   Producer,Instrumentation
Cordell Mosson   Composer,Instrumentation
Knoel Scott   Instrumentation
Garry Shider   Composer,Producer
Ronald Spearman   Instrumentation
David Spradley   Instrumentation
Gloria Stewart   Composer
Colin Wolfe   Instrumentation
Belita Woods   Composer
Pedro Bell   Artwork
Steve Boyd   Producer
Jim Morgan   Engineer
Michael "Clip" Payne   Composer,Producer
Tracey Lewis   Composer,Instrumentation
Tim Shider   Instrumentation
Kool Ace   Composer
Jazze Pha   Composer
Ricky Rouse   Instrumentation
Joe Spencer   Engineer
Amp Fiddler   Composer,Instrumentation
Archie Ivy   Management
Overton Lloyd   Artwork
Jerome Rogers   Instrumentation
Vaughn Wilson   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Barbarella Bishop   Management
Felicia Collins   Instrumentation
Ron Wright   Instrumentation
J.T. Money   Composer
Chris Bittner   Instrumentation
Blackbyrd McKnight   Instrumentation
Clip Payne   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
J. Hudson   Composer
Eric McFadden   Instrumentation
George Ware   Management
Kendra Foster   Composer
Nate Oberman   Engineer
Sue Dog   Composer

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How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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P-funk/parliament/funkadelic/george clinton, a rose by any other name still smells as funky. "How Late" finds the royal family of funk back in true form, bringing aboard guests from the world of hip hop, the R&B relm, and funkstas alike to join the party. This album is too funky fo it's own dam self, so make sure you open a window while listening, because "How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent delivers two discs of stank.