BMI, which represents songwriters and music publishers, will salute George Clinton next month as a “BMI Icon.”
Recent recipients of this honor include Gamble & Huff, the Bee Gees, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
“Icon” status reflects one’s “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” George will get a nice trophy.
Me and some friends went to Cleveland in 1997 to witness Parliament-Funkadelic’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s always nice when Dr. Funkenstein’s special gifts are acknowledged by the earthlings.
Talk about “influence”... check out my poppin’ playlist of P-Funk covers! It includes jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove (The RH Factor), gospel’s Blind Boys of Alabama, and classical-trained violinist Lili Haydn.
Oh, also... Happy Belated Birthday to G. Clinton, who two weeks ago turned 69.
1. “Color Me Funky” – Weapon of Choice
2. “The Goose” – Fishbone
3. “I’ll Stay” (feat. D’Angelo) – The RH Factor
4. “You and Your Folks/23rd Psalm” – The Blind Boys of Alabama
5. “Maggot Brain” – Lili Haydn