Music for Your Mother: Funkadelic 45s

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Music For Your Mother: Funkadelic 45s
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Compilation album by Funkadelic
Released 1993
Recorded 1968-1976
Genre Funk, psychedelic soul, rock
Length 131:33
Label Westbound
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone favorable (1993)[3]
4/5 stars (2004)[4]
Village Voice favorable[5]

Music For Your Mother is a compilation album by Funkadelic featuring songs recorded for Westbound Records during the band's career with that label from 1968 to 1976. The compilation includes the A-sides and B-sides of every Funkadelic single released during Funkadelic's tenure at Westbound. Some of the tracks here originated as alternate versions of album tracks or as non-album B-sides, and some were previously unreleased. Two tracks, "I Miss My Baby" and "Baby I Owe You Something Good" (original version) were originally released by Westbound under the group name U.S. Music With Funkadelic, which was probably meant to denote "U.S. with music by Funkadelic" or simply "U.S. with Funkadelic." U.S. refers to the band United Soul that had been discovered and produced by George Clinton in 1971, and which contained future Parliament-Funkadelic members Garry Shider and Cordell Mosson.

The CD booklet features an extensive 20,000-word article by music writer and Parliament-Funkadelic historian Rob Bowman. In the 2000s, many of the non-LP tracks included in this anthology were added as bonus tracks on Westbound CD reissues of their respective original albums.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Music for My Mother" (W 148, 1969) Clinton, Nelson, Hazel Funkadelic (alt. version) 5:18
2. "Music for My Mother [Instrumental]" (W 148, 1969) Clinton, Nelson, Hazel   6:13
3. "Can't Shake It Loose" (previously unreleased, scheduled as W 149, 1969) Clinton, Barnes, McCoy, Jackson   2:28
4. "As Good As I Can Feel" (previously unreleased, scheduled as W 149, 1969) Clinton, Haskins   2:32
5. "I'll Bet You" (W 150, 1969) Clinton, Barnes, Lindsey Funkadelic (alt. version) 3:58
6. "Qualify and Satisfy" (W 150, 1969) Clinton, Hazel, Nelson Funkadelic (edit) 3:02
7. "Open Our Eyes" (W 150, 1969) Lumkins   4:01
8. "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody Got a Thing" (W 158, 1970) Haskins Funkadelic (edit) 2:59
9. "Fish, Chips and Sweat" (W 158, 1970) Clinton, Nelson, Hazel   2:59
10. "I Wanna Know If It's Good to You" (W 167, 1970) Clinton, Nelson, Hazel, Haskins Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow (edit) 2:51
11. "I Wanna Know If It's Good to You [Instrumental]" (W 167, 1970) Clinton, Nelson, Hazel, Haskins Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow (edit) 3:10
12. "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" (W 175, 1971) Clinton, Worrell, Jones Maggot Brain (extended version) 3:48
13. "Funky Dollar Bill" (W 175, 1971) Clinton, Hazel, Davis Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow (alt. mix) 3:06
14. "Can You Get to That" (W 185, 1971) Clinton, Harris Maggot Brain 2:49
15. "Back in Our Minds" (W 185, 1971) Haskins Maggot Brain 2:39
16. "I Miss My Baby" (W 197, 1972, by U.S. Music with Funkadelic) Haskins   4:18
Total length: 56:11

Disc Two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Baby I Owe You Something Good" (W 197, 1972, by U.S. Music with Funkadelic) Clinton   3:50
2. "Hit It and Quit It" (W 198, 1972) Clinton, Nelson Maggot Brain (edit) 2:46
3. "A Whole Lot of BS" (W 198, 1972) Clinton, Worrell   1:18
4. "Loose Booty" (W 205, 1972) Clinton, Beane America Eats Its Young (edit) 3:13
5. "A Joyful Process" (W 205, 1972) Clinton, Worrell America Eats Its Young (edit) 3:25
6. "Cosmic Slop" (W 218, 1973) Clinton, Worrell Cosmic Slop (edit) 3:22
7. "If You Don't Like the Effects, Don't Produce the Cause" (W 218, 1973) Clinton, Shider America Eats Its Young (edit) 3:33
8. "Standing on the Verge of Getting It On" (W 224, 1974) Clinton, Cook Standing on the Verge of Getting It On (edit) 3:18
9. "Jimmy's Got a Little Bit of Bitch in Him" (W 224, 1974) Clinton, Cook Standing on the Verge of Getting It On 2:29
10. "Red Hot Mamma" (W 5000, 1975) Clinton, Hazel, Worrell Standing on the Verge of Getting It On (edit) 3:24
11. "Vital Juices" (W 5000, 1975) Clinton   3:11
12. "Better By the Pound" (W 5014, 1975) Clinton, Cook Let's Take It to the Stage 2:42
13. "Stuffs and Things" (W 5014, 1975) Clinton, Cook Let's Take It to the Stage 2:12
14. "Let's Take It to the Stage" (W 5026, 1976) Clinton, Collins, Shider Let's Take It to the Stage (edit) 3:20
15. "Biological Speculation" (W 5026, 1976) Clinton, Harris America Eats Its Young 3:08
16. "Undisco Kidd" (W 5029, 1976) Clinton, Collins, Worrell Tales of Kidd Funkadelic (edit) 4:12
17. "How Do Yeaw View You" (W 5029, 1976) Clinton, Collins, Worrell Tales of Kidd Funkadelic 3:42
Total length: 53:05

References[edit]

Liner notes to Music For Your Mother by Rob Bowman, 1992.

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