(How Late Do You Have To Be Before You Are Absent?) is a How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? double album by George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars, released September 6, 2005 on Clinton's label The C Kunspyruhzy. The album also featured release in France on Nocturne Records. It is their first album of new studio material since 1996's  (The Awesome Power Of A Fully Operational Mothership), which was primarily due to a lengthy court battle over ownership of Clinton's recordings. T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.
How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? features appearances by Prince and Jazze Pha, alongside members of Parliament- Funkadelic. The album is compiled from different sessions over the last decade and is presented as a taste of more new Parliament and Funkadelic material to come. Clinton cited it as "one of the best records we've ever done". Despite mixed criticism towards its indulgent style,  How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? received generally positive reviews from music critics.
Track listing [ edit ]
Bounce 2 This
Kendra Foster featuring P-Funk Allstars
Su, Su, Su
P-Funk Allstars featuring Trey Lewd
George Clinton featuring Prince
U Can Depend on Me
U Ain't Runnin' Shit
P-Funk Allstars featuring Paul Hill
Because / Last Time Zone
Sexy Side of You
George Clinton featuring FUNK-KIN aka Tim Shider, Nowell Haskins and Nate Shider
I Can Dance
P-Funk All Stars featuring Susy's Posse
I'll Be Sittin' Here
George Clinton featuring Joi
Don't Dance Too Close
More Than Words Can Say
Belita Woods featuring Parliament/Funkadelic
P-Funk Allstars featuring Trey Lewd
Whole Lotta Shakin'
P-Funk Allstars featuring Bobby Womack
Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight
Trust In Yourself
Kendra Foster featuring George Clinton
Louis "Babbling" Kabbabie featuring P-Funk Allstars
Personnel [ edit ]
How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? adapted from Allmusic.
Dallas Austin – producer, instrumentation
Pedro Bell – artwork
Barbarella Bishop – management
Chris Bittner – instrumentation
Steve Boyd – producer
Sheila Brody – vocals
Felicia Collins – instrumentation
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper – vocals, instrumentation
Lige Curry – instrumentation
Raymond Davis – vocals
Pete Deboer – assistant engineer
Sue Dog – vocals
Larry Ferguson – mastering, mixing
Sandra Feva – vocals
Amp Fiddler – instrumentation
Kendra Foster – vocals
Joi Gilliam – vocals
Michael Hampton – instrumentation
Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins – vocals
Lili Haydn – instrumentation
Archie Ivy – management
Jazze Pha – vocals
Robert "P-Nut" Johnson – vocals
Joi – performer
Louis Kabbabie – vocals
Trey Lewd – vocals
Pat Lewis – vocals
Tracey Lewis – vocals, instrumentation
Rob Manzoli – vocals, producer, instrumentation
Eric McFadden – instrumentation
Blackbyrd McKnight – instrumentation
J.T. Money – vocals
Jim Morgan – engineer
Cordell Mosson – instrumentation
Nate Oberman – engineer
Clip Payne – vocals, producer, instrumentation
Michael "Clip" Payne – producer
Billy Preston – instrumentation
Prince – vocals, instrumentation
Jerome Rogers – instrumentation
Ricky Rouse – instrumentation
Sativa – performer
Nowell Eugene Scott aka Nowell Eugene Haskins – instrumentation
Gary Shider – vocals, producer
Kevin Shider – vocals
Tim Shider – instrumentation
Calvin Simon – vocals
Bob Smith – engineer
Ronald Spearman – instrumentation
RonKat Spearman – vocals
Joe Spencer – engineer
David Spradley – instrumentation
Bob Stovern – layout design
George Ware – management
Vaughn Wilson – producer, engineer, instrumentation
Colin Wolfe – instrumentation
Belita Woods – vocals
Bernie Worrell – instrumentation
Jim "Big Jim" Wright – vocals
Ron Wright – instrumentation
Dwayne "D-Cat" Cornelius - instrumentation
Martin J. Andersen (credited as
Martin Jepsen Anderson) - instrumentation Jesper Bunk (credited as Jasper Bunk) - instrumentation
References [ edit ]
^ Westergaard, Sean.
"How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? - George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
Tucker, Ken (October 2005). "Review: How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?". Blender . Retrieved . August 10, 2009
^ Christgau, Robert. "
CG: George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars". : February 14, 2006. Archived from The Village Voice the original on 2009-08-10.
^ Endelman, Michael (September 9, 2005).
"How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? Review". . Retrieved on 2009-08-10. Entertainment Weekly
^ Simpson, Dave (July 18, 2006).
"George Clinton, Sage, Gateshead". . Retrieved on 2009-08-10. The Guardian
^ Pareles, Jon (September 5, 2005).
"CRITICS' CHOICE: NEW CD'S". . Retrieved on 2009-08-10. New York Times
Hoard, Christian (October 6, 2005). "George Clinton: How Late Do U Have 2 B B4 UR Absent? : Music Reviews". . Archived from Rolling Stone the original on 2008-02-01 . Retrieved . 2013-01-24
^ Amorosi, A.D. (October 20, 2005).
"Music in the spotlight (George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars: 'How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent?')" Archived 2016-01-08 at the Wayback Machine.. . Retrieved on 2009-08-10. The San Diego Union-Tribune
^ Jones, Steve (September 6, 2005).
"Dolls, 'Allstars,' Stuart are superlative (George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars: 'How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent'; mislabeled as 'George Clinton Presents the P-Funk Allstars')". . Retrieved on 2009-08-10. USA Today
^ Robson, Britt (September 21, 2005).
"Quick Spins ('How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?', George Clinton)". . Retrieved on 2009-08-10. The Washington Post
. How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent? (Album) Discogs. Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
^ Parham, Marti. "
George Clinton Still Funk'n It Up After 50 Years". . 57–59. January 16, 2006. Jet
^ Scaggs, Austin.
Clinton Gives New Funk. . Retrieved on 2009-08-10. Rolling Stone
Credits: . Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-10. How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
External links [ edit ]