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George Clinton on the Evolution of Funk

The master of funk, George Clinton He began his musical career as a teenager when he formed The Parliaments. But in the early 70s, Clinton put together a second group, "Funkadelic," that became enormously influential on the pop music scene. Their 1970 album, "Osmium," set the tone for Clinton's wickedly eclectic style; songs ranged from metaphysical gospel to country and acid rock. Clinton blended rap with a heavy rhythm line that defined the funk sound and culture.

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Other segments from the episode on July 19, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 19, 1996: Review of George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars' album "T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M."; Interview with George Clinton; Commentary on George Clinton; Interview with…

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