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Mothership Connection

Mothership Connection is a funk album by Parliament, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). This concept album (see P Funk mythology) is usually rated as one of Parliament's best. Mothership Connection was the first P-funk album with Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley[?], who had left The JB's, James Brown's backing band.

Track listing

  1. P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) (Clinton/Collins/Worrell) - 7:41
  2. Mothership Connection (Star Child) (Clinton/Collins/Worrell) - 6:13
  3. Unfunky UFO (Clinton/Collins/Snider) - 4:23
  4. Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication (Clinton/Collins/Shider/Worrell) - 5:03
  5. Handcuffs (Clinton/Goins/McLaughlin) - 3:51
  6. Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Mothersucker) (Clinton/Collins/Worrell) - 5:46
  7. Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples (Clinton/Collins/Snider) - 5:10

Personnel

  • Bernie Worrell - Synthesizer, Keyboards
  • Michael Brecker - Horn
  • Maceo Parker - Horn
  • Sidney Barnes - Handclapping
  • Bootsy Collins - Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
  • Jerome Brailey - Percussion, Drums
  • Randy Brecker - Horn
  • George Clinton - Vocals, Producer
  • Gary "Muddbone" Cooper - Percussion, Drums, Handclapping
  • Raymond Davis - Vocals
  • Joe Farrell - Horn
  • Ramon Tiki Fulwood - Percussion, Drums
  • Glen Goins - Guitar, Vocals
  • Michael Hampton - Guitar
  • Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins - Vocals
  • Taka Khan - Handclapping
  • Cordell Mosson - Bass
  • Gary Shider - Guitar, Vocals
  • Calvin Simon - Vocals
  • Grady Thomas - Vocals
  • Pamela Vincent - Handclapping
  • Fred Wesley - Horn
  • Debbie Wright - Handclapping
  • Reginald Rasputin Boutte - Handclapping
  • Bryan Chimenti - Handclapping
  • Archie Ivy - Handclapping
  • Boom - Horn

Chart positions Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

 1976	Pop Albums	                No. 13
 1976	Black Albums	                No. 4
Billboard Music Charts (North America) - singles
 1976	Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)	   Pop Singles    No. 15
 1976	Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)	   Black Singles  No. 5



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