You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish

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You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish
You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish album cover by George Clinton.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 20, 1983
Recorded1983
GenreFunk, dance, rock, R&B
Length37:57
LabelCapitol
ProducerGeorge Clinton
George Clinton chronology
Computer Games
(1982)
You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish
(1983)
Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Philadelphia Inquirer(favorable)[2]
Rolling Stone[3]
Stereo Review(favorable)[4]
Virgin Encyclopedia[5]
Yahoo! Music(mixed)[6]
Record Mirror[7]
The Village VoiceA[8]

You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish is the second studio album by American funk musician George Clinton released in 1983 by Capitol Records.[9] The album reached No. 18 on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.[10]

Overview[edit]

You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish was produced by George Clinton. You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish expands on the R&B and dance style of Clinton's debut album, Computer Games (1982), and it incorporates elements of rock with a more mainstream sound. The P-Funk live concert tour of 1984 concentrated on the tracks featured on the album.[4]

Singles[edit]

Nubian Nut reached No. 15 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart.[11] Last Dance also peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Nubian Nut"George Clinton, David Spradley, Lane Strickland, Fela Kuti)5:59
2."Quickie"Andre Williams, Ron Ford, Janice Evans, Stephanie Linn6:30
3."Last Dance"William Collins, Robert Johnson, Stephanie Linn5:11
4."Silly Millameter"Bob Bishop, Lushawn Clinton, Doug Duffy5:00
5."Stingy"Michael Hampton, Lige Curry, Gary Cooper, Stephanie Linn6:30
6."You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish"Michael Payne, Robert Johnson, Stephanie Linn8:47

[9]

Personnel[edit]

Produced by George Clinton
"Quickie" co-produced by Junie Morrison
"Last Dance" and "You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish" co-produced by Garry Shider

  • Junie Morrison, Bootsy Collins, Andre Williams, DeWayne McKnight, Eddie Hazel - guitar
  • Michael Hampton - guitar, avatar
  • Bootsy Collins, Lige Curry, Michael Payne - bass
  • Larry Fratangelo, Muruga Booker - percussion
  • Maceo Parker - saxophone
  • Richard Griffith, Larry Hatcher - trumpet
  • Bootsy Collins - drums
  • Junie Morrison, Doug Duffy, David Spradley, DeWayne McKnight, Michael Payne, Ron Cron - synthesizer
  • Junie Morrison, Doug Duffy - piano
  • Junie Morrison, Doug Duffy, David Spradley, Bernie Worrell, Ron Cron - keyboards
  • Fred Wesley - trombone
  • George Clinton, Garry Shider, Gary Cooper, Ron Ford, Eddie Hazel, Darryl Clinton, Shirley Hayden, Kim Seay, Lane Strickland, Tracey Lewis, Robert Johnson, Blackbird McKnight, Michael Payne, Andre Williams, Jimmy Giles, Mallia Franklin, James Gilmore, Rev. Uriah - backing vocals[9]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish - George Clinton". Allmusic. Retrieved on August 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (January 15, 1984). "George Clinton: He's Exhilarating, Unself-Conscious". newsbank.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 103.
  3. ^ Miller, Debby (March 15, 1984). "You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish". rollingstone.com. Rolling Stone.
  4. ^ a b Columnist. "George Clinton: You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish". Stereo Review: v.49. 1984.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin. "George Clinton: You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish". Virgin Encyclopedia of R&B and Soul: 70. March 1, 2002.
  6. ^ Meyer, Frank (1984). "George Clinton: You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish (mislabeled as 'You Shouldn't-Nuf Finished')". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  7. ^ Reid, Jim (January 14, 1984). "George Clinton: You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish". Vol. 31, no. 2. Record Mirror. p. 18. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (January 24, 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c George Clinton: You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish. Capitol Records. 1983.
  10. ^ "George Clinton: You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish (Top Soul Albums)". billboard.com. Billboard.
  11. ^ "George Clinton: Nubian Nut (Hot Soul Songs)". billboard.com. Billboard.
  12. ^ "George Clinton: Last Dance (Hot Soul Songs)". billboard.com. Billboard.
  13. ^ "George Clinton Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  14. ^ "George Clinton Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  15. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1984". Billboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.

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