Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep (Warner Bros.)

Born in Newark, NJ, Thomas Grady got himself into the circuit back in the late 50’s as a member of George Clinton led Doo-Wop group The Parliaments which would give birth later on to both Parliament and Funkadelic whose respective line-ups varied upon circumstances along with time (and eventually disagreements or disputes). With Parliament getting to the forefront in the second half of the 70’s, a growing tension could be felt between members of the combos, resulting in Grady‘s departure from the venture back in 1977, after financial and management disputes with Clinton. Funkadelic releasing their biggest album ever – ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ the year after, followed by the 1979 released ‘Uncle Jam Wants You’ which featured the electronic flavored ‘(Not Just) Kneep Deep’, which stands as one of the group’s signature jams…

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