The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk

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All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
To some, boiling Parliament's legacy down to a single-disc collection is the equivalent of heresy, since most fans treat each album as an individual work of art. Still, there is no denying that Parliament was an untouchable singles act, recording some of the greatest soul/funk singles of the '70s. For those listeners that just want an introduction, or only need the hits, The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk is the ideal choice. A more complete and logical collection than the previous Greatest Hits The Bomb, The Best of Parliament supplies all of the great group's greatest hits, from "Up for the Down Stroke" and "Tear the Roof off the Sucker" to "Flash Light" and "Aqua ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
To some, boiling Parliament's legacy down to a single-disc collection is the equivalent of heresy, since most fans treat each album as an individual work of art. Still, there is no denying that Parliament was an untouchable singles act, recording some of the greatest soul/funk singles of the '70s. For those listeners that just want an introduction, or only need the hits, The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk is the ideal choice. A more complete and logical collection than the previous Greatest Hits The Bomb, The Best of Parliament supplies all of the great group's greatest hits, from "Up for the Down Stroke" and "Tear the Roof off the Sucker" to "Flash Light" and "Aqua Boogie." For those that can only handle the funk in moderation, there is no better collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/1995
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731452699527
  • Catalog Number: 526995
  • Sales rank: 42,754

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Parliament Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell Synthesizer, Keyboards
Michael Brecker Horn
Eddie Hazel Guitar, Vocals
Maceo Parker Horn
Walter "Junie" Morrison Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards
Philippe Wynne Background Vocals
Tony Thomas Guitar
Dennis Chambers Drums
Greg Black Horn
Bootsy Collins Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Greg Boyer Horn
Jerome Brailey Percussion, Drums
Randy Brecker Horn
Gary Bronson Percussion, Drums
Linda Brown Background Vocals
Ron Bykowski Guitar
Jessica Cleaves Background Vocals
George Clinton Vocals
Phelps "Catfish" Collins Guitar
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper Vocals
Benny Cowan Horn
Rodney Curtis Bass
Raymond Davis Vocals
Ronnie Dunbar Background Vocals
Joe Farrell Horn
Ron Ford Background Vocals
Mallia Franklin Background Vocals
Lawrence Fratangelo Percussion, Drums
Ramon Tiki Fulwood Percussion, Drums
Rick Gardner Horn
Glen Goins Guitar, Vocals
Richard "Kush" Griffith Horn
Michael Hampton Guitar
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins Vocals
Larry Hatcher Horn
Sheila Horne Background Vocals
Joel Johnson Background Vocals
Taka Khan Background Vocals
Tyrone Lampkin Percussion, Drums
Clay Lawrey Horn
Lynn Mabry Background Vocals
Cordell Mosson Bass
Sam Peake Horn
Garry Shider Guitar, Vocals
Dawn Silva Background Vocals
Calvin Simon Vocals
Carl "Butch" Small Percussion, Drums
Grady Thomas Vocals
Greg Thomas Horn
Pamela Vincent Background Vocals
Jeanette "Baby" Washington Background Vocals
Fred Wesley Horn
Debbie Wright Background Vocals
Shirley Hayden Background Vocals
Michael "Clip" Payne Background Vocals
Cheryl James Background Vocals
Tracey Lewis Background Vocals
David Lee Chong Synthesizer, Keyboards
Jeannette McGruder Background Vocals
Darryl Dixon Horn
Janice Evans Background Vocals
Larry Heckstall Background Vocals
Lonnie Greene Percussion, Drums
Gordon Carlton Guitar
Kenny Colton Percussion, Drums
Donnie Sterling Bass
Bryan Chimenti Background Vocals
Linda Shider Background Vocals
Blackbyrd McKnight Bass
Prakash John Bass
Technical Credits
Bernie Worrell Composer
Walter "Junie" Morrison Producer
Dennis Chambers Executive Producer
Pete Bishop Engineer
Bootsy Collins Composer, Producer
Jerome Brailey Composer
George Clinton Composer, Producer
Bobby Dennis Engineer
Ronald Dunbar Composer
Ronnie Dunbar Producer
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins Composer
John Jaszcz Engineer
Willi Morrison Composer
Greg Reilly Engineer
Garry Shider Composer
Jim Vitti Composer, Engineer
Greg Ward Engineer
Dave Baker Engineer
Fred Munch Engineer
J.S. Theracon Composer
Donnie Sterling Composer
Jim Gallon Engineer
Mike Lacopelli Engineer
John Witham Engineer
David Riley Engineer
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