is the third studio album by Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends George Clinton. It was released in 1985 by Capitol Records. Though it wasn't as successful as , Clinton's first solo album, Computer Games Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends received favorable reviews among critics. While many former P-Funk musicians are featured on the album, it also features collaborations with more contemporary performers such as Doug Wimbish, Steve Washington, and keyboardist Thomas Dolby.
Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends employs various producers from the P-Funk musical collective, including Clinton, Garry Shider, Washington, Bootsy Collins, Junie Morrison, Clinton's son Tracy Lewis, Wimbish, and Dolby.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Double Oh-Oh" (George Clinton,
Garry Shider, St. Song) (released as a single-Capitol B-5473 and as a 12" single-Capitol V-8642) "Bullet Proof" (George Clinton, St. Song) (released as a single-Capitol 5504 and as a 12" single-Capitol V-8653)
"Pleasures Of Exhaustion (Do It Till I Drop)" (George Clinton, Steve Washington)
"Bodyguard" (George Clinton,
Bootsy Collins, Walter Morrison) "Bangladesh" (Tracey Lewis)
"Thrashin'" (Rodney Curtis, Shawn Clinton, Garry Shider)
"Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends" (George Clinton, Doug Wimbish, Bernard Alexander)
Personnel [ edit ]
Lead vocals: George Clinton and
Thomas Dolby Almost lead vocals:
Garry Shider, Sandra Feva, Joe Harris Background vocals: Pat Lewis, Sandra Feva, Jimmy G, Tracey Lewis, Andre Foxxe, Garry Shider, Linda Shider, Robert Johnson,
Michael Payne, Jerome Rogers, Lige Curry, Patti Curry, DeWayne McKnight, Steve Washington, Sheila Washington, Debbie Wright, Faye Cavendar, Shirley Hayden, Mallia Franklin, Gary Cooper, Bootsy Collins, Louie Kababbie, Rod Simpson, Ron Ford, Jeanette McGruder, Jim Wright, Shawn Clinton, Daryl Clinton, James Wilkerson, Beverly Wilson, Guitars:
DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, Michael Hampton, Andre Foxxe, Tony Hooks, Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel, Garry Shider, Bernard Alexander, Steve Washington, Stew Simon Real bass: Rodney Curtis,
Doug Wimbish, Steve Washington Electric bass chips: Bootsy Collins, Doug Wimbish, David Spradley, Steve Washington
Keyboards: Thomas Dolby, Junie Morrison, Bootsy Collins, Tracey Lewis, Doug Wimbush, Eric White, Steve Washington, David Spradley
Fairlight and assorted keyboard chips: Thomas Dolby
Real drums as in traps: Dennis Chambers, Bootsy Collins
Electric drum chips: Bootsy Collins, Tracey Lewis, Bernard Alexander, David Spradley
Sequential circuits and linn drums: Steve Washington
Muruga Booker, Bootsy Collins, Larry Fratangelo Strings: Bob Basso, David Everheart, Manny Capote, Lorraine Basso, Bogden Chrusey, Gary Wedder, Stu McDonald
Maceo Parker, Greg Boyer, Greg Thomas, Benny Cowan, Eric White, Ken Faulk, Ed Calle Flute solo on "Pleasures Of Exhaustion (Do It Till I Drop)": Mike Fleming
Saxophone solo on "Bangladesh":
Ed Calle Air Raid Siren guitar synth on "Bulletproof":Stew Simon
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