Uncle Jam Wants You

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Almost as if Clinton and company wanted to atone for parts of One Nation Under a Groove, Uncle Jam Wants You takes not merely a more daring musical approach but a more forthright political stance. The cover art alone is brilliant, front and back showing Clinton in Huey P. Newton's famous Black Panther pose. The main goal is the cover subtitle's stated claim to "rescue dance music 'from the blahs,'" and "Uncle Jam" itself does a pretty funny job at doing that, starting out like a parody of patriotic recruitment ads before hitting its full, funky stride. It's still very much a disco effort, but one overtly spiking the brew even more than before with P-Funk's own particular ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Almost as if Clinton and company wanted to atone for parts of One Nation Under a Groove, Uncle Jam Wants You takes not merely a more daring musical approach but a more forthright political stance. The cover art alone is brilliant, front and back showing Clinton in Huey P. Newton's famous Black Panther pose. The main goal is the cover subtitle's stated claim to "rescue dance music 'from the blahs,'" and "Uncle Jam" itself does a pretty funny job at doing that, starting out like a parody of patriotic recruitment ads before hitting its full, funky stride. It's still very much a disco effort, but one overtly spiking the brew even more than before with P-Funk's own particular recipe, mock drill instructors calling out dance commands and so forth. The absolute winner and most famous track, without question, is the 15-minute deep groove of "Not Just Knee Deep." It'd be legend alone for being the musical basis for De La Soul's astonishing breakthrough a decade later with "Me, Myself and I," but on its own it predates the mutation of disco into electro thanks to the stiff beat and Worrell's crazy keyboards. Elsewhere there are pleasant enough jams like "Field Maneuvers," kicking around some good guitar work amidst the hop-and-skip beat, and the weepy ballad "Holly Wants to Go to California," intentionally undercut by all the cheering and noise deep in the mix. It's not to say that Funkadelic hasn't left the entire world of coke spoons and pointing to the sky behind them, as "Freak of the Week" shows, which isn't entirely far off from the early Sugar Hill party/zodiac aesthetic. Then again, lines like "disco-sadistic, that one beat up and down, it just won't do" amidst the whistles and screams have their own impact.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2013
  • Label: Charly Records Uk
  • UPC: 803415127320
  • Catalog Number: 1512732

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Funkadelic Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell Keyboards
Eddie Hazel Guitar, Band
Walter "Junie" Morrison Keyboards
Philippe Wynne Background Vocals
Dennis Chambers Drums
Bootsy Collins Bass, Guitar, Drums
Greg Boyer Background Vocals
Linda Brown Background Vocals
Jessica Cleaves Background Vocals
George Clinton Vocals
Lige Curry Background Vocals
Rodney Curtis Bass
Raymond Davis Vocals
Ron Ford Vocals
Mallia Franklin Background Vocals
Lawrence Fratangelo Drums
Ramon Tiki Fulwood Drums
Glen Goins Guitar
Michael Hampton Guitar
Sheila Horne Vocals
Gary Hudgins Keyboards
Tyrone Lampkin Drums
Dewayne Blackbyrd McKnight Guitar
Cordell Mosson Bass
Garry Shider Guitar, Vocals
Dawn Silva Vocals
Greg Thomas Vocals
J. Wesley Background Vocals
Michael "Clip" Payne Vocals
Jeannette McGruder Vocals
Billy "Bass" Nelson Bass
Larry Heckstall Vocals
J.S. Theracon Keyboards
Jerome Rogers Keyboards, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bernie Worrell Composer
Philippe Wynne Composer
Bootsy Collins Composer
George Clinton Composer, Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Michael Iacopelli Engineer
Garry Shider Composer
Greg Ward Engineer
Allen Zentz Mastering
Pedro Bell Illustrations
Clive Anderson Liner Notes
Arpil Wildflower Illustrations
Greg Ward Engineer
Thrill Sergeant Dr.Funkenstein Producer
P. Bishop Composer
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