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The Complete New Funk Times P.Funk History Double Issue 4/5 from 1990

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Rolling Stone Magazine has just published the story “Doctor Atomic” about my favorite funk musician George Clinton (issue #1234, cover date: May 7, 2015). They printed a photo I took during my 1986 home story on George’s Funky Farm and the cover of the P.Funk History Double Issue of the P.Funk newsletter New Funk Times which I used to publish from the late ’80s to early ’90s, with permission of George Clinton.

The NFT website has been hacked quite a while ago and I haven’t had the time yet to bring it back. Therefore I am using my personal blog to post scans of the issue you see in Rolling Stone – with cartoons by Pedro Bell, Overton Loyd and Howard Priestley. Enjoy!
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Question to Bootsy Collins: Did The J.B.’s Understand James Brown?

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A short excerpt of a phone interview I did with Bootsy Collins today:

I may post more clips during the weekend.
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Written by Peter Jebsen

29. April 2011 at 23:40

R.I.P., Garry Shider! (Interview from the New Funk Times Archive)

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More Garry photos at flickr

Garry Shider in Munich
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P.Funk won’t ever be the same again: Yesterday, Garry Shider (56) lost his battle against lung and brain cancer (see reports by The Star Ledger and Rolling Stone). I have known Garry and Linda, his wife of 32 years, for about 25 years – one of our first meetings took place at George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic’s legendary live Rockpalast broadcast from St. Goarshausen/Germany (watch the video clip below, featuring Dennis Chambers, Eddie Hazel, Michael “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton, and Rodney “Skeet” Curtis).

I once even acted as his ‘fashion consultant’ ;-) : On P.Funk’s 1986 “Saturday Night Live” performance, Garry wore a jacket I selected while clothes-shopping with George Clinton. You can see a picture in this blog entry.

When I published the official P.Funk newsletter New Funk Times from the late ’80s to the early ’90s, I did several interviews with Garry. One of them took place at his house in Atlanta/Georgia in 1989. I’m reposting it as tribute to this great vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer and overall funky human being.

“We’re not gonna ever quit, man, I wanna be old and in my grave, still funking!” (Garry Shider in 1989)


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With my Palm Prē, I seem to be in good company (as in “GC”) … ;-)

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Written by Peter Jebsen

9. Februar 2010 at 9:30

Funky Luftbrücke from New Orleans nach Hamburg

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Wenn Moderatoren im Radio ihre Hörer grüßen, assoziiere ich das eher mit NDR-2-Sendungen, in denen Oma Martha den Enkeln, die nie anrufen, trotzdem alles Liebe wünscht. Kürzlich jedoch durfte ich mich selbst über einen solchen Gruß freuen – wobei die Freude besonders groß war, da sich hier eine meiner ältesten Passionen, nämlich Old-School-Funk, mit diesem neuen weltweiten Datennetz verband, von dem man heute so viel hört.

Sooo neu ist das natürlich nicht, denn per elektronischer Post habe ich seit Mitte der 90er Jahre Kontakt mit Melissa A. Weber (aka DJ Soul Sister), einer afroamerikanischen DJane in New Orleans. Sie und ich betrieben damals Websites, die sich um unsere Lieblingsmusik drehten: P-Funk (George Clinton / Parliament / Funkadelic / Bootsy Collins & Co.).
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George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic on Saturday Night Live (1986)

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IMHO, this is one of the best P.Funk performances ever shown on TV:

This video brings back very nice memories:

The Saturday Night Live show took place a few weeks after I did my George Clinton home story (here’s the German version).
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Keith Richards is to the Rolling Stones What Flavor Flav is to Public Enemy

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Another post in English:

I recently looked into Sly & Robbie’s back catalog which included a collaboration with the Rolling Stones (“Too Much Blood” on 1983’s “Undercover” album). This made me revisit several of my favorite Stones albums as well.

While doing this, I reencountered “Too Rude” from 1986’s “Dirty Work” album – a song which features lead vocalist Keith Richards and which is closer to ‘roots reggae’ than “Too Much Blood” (despite Sly & Robbie’s involvement in the latter). Here’s a very nice 1988 version by Keith Richards & his Expensive Winos:

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Written by Peter Jebsen

15. Juli 2009 at 8:30

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