A Fifth of Funk

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A Fifth of Funk
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Japanese pressing of the CD "A Fifth Of Funk"
Studio album by George Clinton Family Series
Released July 1993
Recorded 1972–1981
Genre Funk, soul, dance
Length 77:26
Label P-Vine; Sequel Records(UK); AEM Records(US)
Producer George Clinton
George Clinton Family Series chronology
Testing Positive 4 The Funk
(1993)
A Fifth of Funk
(1993)
The Best
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[2]

A Fifth of Funk is the fifth and final installment of the George Clinton Family Series collection by Parliament-Funkadelic collective members. The album was released in Japan in 1993 by P-Vine Records, and later in the same year by AEM Records in the United States and Sequel Records in the United Kingdom. The compilation's producer and P-Funk leader George Clinton gives his final thoughts about the tracks on the album, as well as his feelings on the entire Family Series project, for A Fifth of Funk's final track. The title is a play on words of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, as well as Walter Murphy's 1976 disco hit "A Fifth of Beethoven".

Track listing[edit]

Song credits for A Fifth of Funk adapted from album liner notes.[3]

  1. "Flatman and Bobin"
    • Artist: Parliament (1978) Producer: George Clinton
    • Drums: Tyrone Lampkin
    • Bass: Bootsy Collins
    • Keyboards: Bernie Worrell
    • Guitars: Garry Shider
    • Horns: Horny Horns
  2. "I Didn't Know That Funk Was Loaded (Count Funkula)"
    • Artist: Lonnie Greene (1980) Producers: Ron Dunbar, Lonnie Greene
    • Drums: Lonnie Greene
    • Bass: Donnie Sterling
    • Guitars: Tony Thomas
  3. "Thumparella (Oh Kay)"
    • Artist: Ron Ford (1981) Producer: Ron Ford
  4. "Eyes of a Dreamer"
    • Artist: Jessica Cleaves (1981) Producer: Ron Dunbar
  5. "I Found You"
    • Artist: Phillippe Wynne (1981) Producer: Phillippe Wynne, Ron Dunbar
    • Background Vocals: Brandie (Telma Hopkins, Joyce Vincent)
  6. "Ice Melting in Your Heart"
    • Artist: Brides of Funkenstein (1977) Producer: Ron Dunbar
    • Drums: Tyrone Lampkin
    • Bass: Junie Morrison
    • Guitars: Junie Morrison, Garry Shider
    • Keyboards: Bernie Worrell
  7. "Clone Ranger"
    • Artist: Treylewd With Flastic Brain Flam (1978)
    • Producers: Gary Shider, George Clinton
    • Drums: Tony Davis
    • Bass: Stevie Pannall
    • Guitars: Garry Shider, DeWayne McKnight
    • Background Vocals: Brides, Parlet
  8. "Who Do You Love"
    • Artist: Bernie Worrell (1978) Producers: Bernie Worrell, George Clinton
    • Drums: Tyrone Lampkin
    • Bass: Rodney 'Skeets' Curtis
    • Percussion: Larry Fratangelo
    • Keyboards: Bernie Worrell
    • Guitars: Gary Shider
  9. "Up Up Up and Away"
    • Artist: Brides of Funkenstein (1979) Producer: Ron Dunbar
    • Drums: Jerry Jones
    • Bass: Rodnick Chandler
    • Guitars: Eddie Willis
    • Keyboards: Rudi Robinson, Bernie Worrell
  10. "Can't Get Over Losing You"
    • Artist: Junie Morrison (1978) Producer: Junie Morrison
    • All instruments by Junie Morrison
  11. "Rat Kissed the Cat"
    • Artist: Dr. Funkenstein & Brides Of Funkenstein (1977) Producer: George Clinton
    • Drums: Tiki Fullwood
    • Bass: Billy Bass
    • Guitars: Gary Cooper, Garry Shider
    • Keyboards: Bernie Worrell
    • Horns: Horny Horns
  12. "Too Tight for Light"
    • Artist: Funkadelic (1979) Producer: George Clinton, Junie Morrison
  13. "Every Little Bit Hurts"
    • Artist: George Clinton, Diane Brooks & Funkadelic (1972)
    • Producer: George Clinton
  14. "Interview"
    • The Final Thought

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Staff. "Overview: A Fifth of Funk". Allmusic. Retrieved on 25 August 2009.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin. "Review: A Fifth of Funk". Virgin Encyclopedia of R&B and Soul: 70. 1 March 2002.
  3. ^ Track listing and credits as per liner notes for A Fifth of Funk album

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