The Cinderella Theory

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The Cinderella Theory
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Studio album by George Clinton
Released August 2, 1989
Genre Funk, dance, R&B
Length 54:05
Label Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
Producer George Clinton
George Clinton chronology
R&B Skeletons in the Closet
The Cinderella Theory
Hey Man, Smell My Finger
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A-[3]
Orlando Sentinel 3/4 stars[4]
Philadelphia Inquirer (favorable)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide (8/10)[7]
Virgin Encyclopedia 3/5 stars[8]
Yahoo! Music (unfavorable)[9]

The Cinderella Theory is the fifth studio album by American funk musician George Clinton, released August 2, 1989 on Paisley Park Records. It was released three years after his previous studio effort, R&B Skeletons in the Closet, which was his last album for Capitol Records. The Cinderella Theory represented a comeback of sorts for Clinton, who had been largely absent from the pop music scene since his last album for Capitol. The album was produced by Clinton for Baby Clinton Inc.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Airbound
  2. Tweakin' (Featuring Public Enemy) (released as a single-Paisley Park 7-22790 and as a 12" single-Paisley Park 0-21337)
  3. Cinderella Theory
  4. Why Should I Dog U Out? (released as a single-Paisley Park 7-27557 and as a 12" single-Paisley Park 021157)
  5. Serious Slammin'
  6. There I Go Again
  7. (She Got It) Goin' On
  8. Banana Boat Song
  9. French Kiss
  10. Rita Bewitched
  11. Kredit Kard
  12. Airbound (Reprise)


  • Keyboards: Joseph Fiddler, David Spradley, Bill Brown, Greg Crockett
  • Bass: Bootsy Collins, DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, Andre Foxxe, Steve Washington
  • Guitars: DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, Bootsy Collins, Tracey Lewis, Andre Foxxe
  • Drums and drum programming: William Payne, Dean Ragland, Lelan Zales, Richie Stevens
  • Scratchin': Anthony Jones and Darrin
  • Tenor sax: Eric Leeds
  • Trumpet: Atlanta Bliss
  • Flute: Mike Fleming
  • Percussion: Larry Fratangelo
  • Spoons: AJ
  • Vocals: Pat Lewis, Sheila Washington, Jimmy Giles, Sandra Feva Dance, Lige Curry, Belita Woods, Tambra Makowsky, Navarro Berman, Pennye Ford, Patty Curry, Jennie Peters, Dean Ragland, Robert Johnson, Joe Harris, Andre Foxxe Williams, Tracey Lewis, Jessica Cleaves, Karen Foster, Anita Johnson, Louis Kabbabie, Mike Harris, Garry Shider, Daryl Johnson, Daryl Clinton, Shirley Hayden, Steve Boyd, Angela Workman, "Doe" Holiday


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Cinderella Theory - George Clinton". Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  2. ^ Heim, Chris (August 17, 1989). "George Clinton The Cinderella Theory (Paisley Park)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: George Clinton". The Village Voice: October 31, 1989. Archived from the original on 2009-08-05.
  4. ^ Fields, Curt. "George Clinton (The Cinderella Theory)". Orlando Sentinel: 6. September 24, 1989.
  5. ^ Columnist. "Forcified Funk George Clinton, a Driving Force, Has Returned to the World of Music, Refreshed and Rededicated to His Concept". The Philadelphia Inquirer: C1. July 15, 1989.
  6. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony. "George Clinton". The Rolling Stone Album Guide: October 27, 1992.
  7. ^ Marks, Craig. "George Clinton". Spin: October 10, 1995.
  8. ^ Larkin, Colin. "George Clinton". Virgin Encyclopedia of R&B and Soul: 70. March 1, 2002.
  9. ^ Meyer, Frank (August 1989). "George Clinton: The Cinderella Theory". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.


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