Urban Dancefloor Guerillas [Bonus Tracks]

Urban Dancefloor Guerillas [Bonus Tracks]

by P-Funk All Stars

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Urban Dancefloor Guerillas [Bonus Tracks]

This truly is an all-star affair. Parliament and Funkadelic alumni like Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel, Walter "Junie" Morrison, and Garry Shider, among others, resurface from various stages in the Mothership's time upon earth to contribute to this stylistically sprawling and urbanely funky session; adding to the impressive roll call are high-profile soul and funk guest stars such as Sly "Sylvester Stewart" Stone, Bobby Womack, Fred Wesley, and Maceo Parker. And leading the charge is the master himself, George Clinton. Amazingly, considering all the egos involved, Urban Dancefloor Guerillas comes off sounding of a piece. And while the expansive funk found on Uncle Jams Wants You and One Nation Under a Groove is, for the most part, bypassed here -- this album adheres more to the compact and streamlined sound heard on The Mothership Connection -- Urban Dancefloor Guerillas still impresses with sophisticated charts, top playing, and a wealth of rich harmonies. The funk gets nicely mixed up with relatively straightforward cuts like "Pumpin' It Up" and the prescient "Copy Cat" (P-Funk's output, of course, would become a veritable sampling library for the hip-hop community), as well as more experimental numbers like "Catch a Keeper" (co-produced and arranged by Stone) and the Dadaist funk jam "Hydraulic Pump." And expanding the repertoire nicely, Clinton indulges in the updated doo wop of "One of Those Summers" and some breezy jazz and funk on "Acupuncture." The newer touches may not suit fans loyal to the group's groundbreaking '70s albums, but Urban Dancefloor Guerillas is certainly worth checking out for its own brand of inspired funk. [The 2011 reissue adds a club mix of "Pumpin' It Up" and the 12" version of "Generator Pop."]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2011
Label: Get On Down
UPC: 0664425128826
catalogNumber: 51288

Album Credits

Performance Credits

P-Funk All Stars   Primary Artist
Bobby Womack   Vocals
Eddie Hazel   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Maceo Parker   Horn
Walter "Junie" Morrison   Vocals
Tony Thomas   Guitar
Roger Dollarhide   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards
Norma Jenkins   Vocals
Norma Jean Bell   Saxophone
Bootsy Collins   Guitar,Vocals
Greg Boyer   Horn
George Clinton   Vocals
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Drums,Vocals
Ron Ford   Vocals
Mallia Franklin   Vocals
Michael Hampton   Guitar
Larry Hatcher   Horn
Jerry Jones   Drums
Lynn Mabry   Vocals
Garry Shider   Guitar,Vocals
Dawn Silva   Vocals
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals
Greg Thomas   Horn
Fred Wesley   Horn
Debbie Wright   Vocals
Shirley Hayden   Vocals
Michael "Clip" Payne   Vocals
David Lee Chong   Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Jeannette McGruder   Vocals
Janice Evans   Vocals
Kenny Colton   Drums
Donnie Sterling   Bass
Darryl Clinton   Vocals
Linda Shider   Vocals
Muruga Booker   Electric Drums
Phillipe Wynn   Vocals
Michael Payne   Vocals
Bennie Cowan   Horn
Robert Johnson   Vocals
Sheila Home   Vocals
Richard Griffith   Horn
Rev. Uriah Boyington   Vocals
James Giles   Bass,Vocals
Dean Ragland   Drums

Technical Credits

Maceo Parker   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Walter "Junie" Morrison   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Roger Dollarhide   Engineer
Bootsy Collins   Producer
George Clinton   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Concept
Larry Hatcher   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Horny Horns   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Dewayne Blackbyrd McKnight   Composer,Instrumentation
Greg Reilly   Engineer
Garry Shider   Composer,Producer
David Spradley   Arranger,Composer
Jim Vitti   Engineer
Greg Ward   Engineer
Fred Wesley   Horn Arrangements
Dave Baker   Engineer
Diem Jones   Art Direction
Donnie Sterling   Composer
Jeff Turkin   Engineer
Barbarella Bishop   Composer
J. Wilkins   Calligraphy
Ronald Edwards   Illustrations
Uncle Jam   Liner Notes
Garrett Shider   Composer
Sly Stewart   Producer
Ronald (Pockets) Ford   Composer
Luca Iannino   Reissue Design,Layout
Sylvester Stewart   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Richard Griffith   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Walter Walters   Composer
Robert "Sleezy Trees" Reilly   Marketing
Mike Lacapelli   Engineer
Lushawn Clinton   Composer
James Giles   Composer
Bob Dennis   Engineer
Baltimore Connection   Arranger,Horn Arrangements

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