Mothership Connection

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Mothership Connection
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Album by Parliament
Released 1975
Recorded ???
Genre Funk
Length 38 min 06 sec
Record label Casablanca/Mercury Records
Producer George Clinton
Professional reviews
All Music Guide review 5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:rwaxqj3bojfa)
Parliament Chronology
Chocolate City
(1975)
Mothership Connection
(1975)
Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
(1976)

Mothership Connection is a funk album by Parliament, released in 1975. This concept album (see P Funk mythology) is usually rated as one of Parliament's best. Mothership Connection was the first P-funk album with Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, who had left The JB's, James Brown's backing band.

In 2003 the TV network VH1 named Mothership Connection the 55th greatest album of all time. Joe S. Harrington (http://www.blastitude.com/14/pg4.htm) listed it as #6 in his All-time Top 100 Albums, describing it as "the greatest r'n'b album of all time".

Track listing

  1. "P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" (Clinton/Collins/Worrell) - 7:41
  2. "Mothership Connection (Star Child)" (Clinton/Collins/Worrell) - 6:13
  3. "Unfunky UFO" (Clinton/Collins/Snider) - 4:23
  4. "Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication" (Clinton/Collins/Shider/Worrell) - 5:03
  5. "Handcuffs" (Clinton/Goins/McLaughlin) - 3:51
  6. "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Mothersucker)" (Clinton/Collins/Worrell) - 5:46
  7. "Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples" (Clinton/Collins/Snider) - 5:10

Personnel

  • Bernie Worrell - Synthesizer, Keyboards
  • Michael Brecker - Horn
  • Maceo Parker - Horn
  • Sidney Barnes - Handclapping
  • Bootsy Collins - Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
  • Jerome Brailey - Percussion, Drums
  • Randy Brecker - Horn
  • George Clinton - Vocals, Producer
  • Gary "Muddbone" Cooper - Percussion, Drums, Handclapping
  • Raymond Davis - Vocals
  • Joe Farrell - Horn
  • Ramon Tiki Fulwood - Percussion, Drums
  • Glen Goins - Guitar, Vocals
  • Michael Hampton - Guitar
  • Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins - Vocals
  • Taka Khan - Handclapping
  • Cordell Mosson - Bass
  • Gary Shider - Guitar, Vocals
  • Calvin Simon - Vocals
  • Grady Thomas - Vocals
  • Pamela Vincent - Handclapping
  • Fred Wesley - Horn
  • Debbie Wright - Handclapping
  • Reginald Rasputin Boutte - Handclapping
  • Bryan Chimenti - Handclapping
  • Archie Ivy - Handclapping
  • Boom - Horn

Chart positions

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

1976	Pop Albums	                No. 13
1976	Black Albums	                No. 4

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - singles

1976	Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)	   Pop Singles    No. 15
1976	Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)	   Black Singles  No. 5
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