Funkadelic – Uncle Jam Wants You LP

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Label: Charly
Format: gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP + booklet with obi-strip
Cat: CHLP3371
Released: 09 Feb 23
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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Funkadelic’s eleventh studio LP, released in 1979, was more combative in tone than its predecessor “OneNation Under A Groove”, which described a Funk utopia. The stated mission of “Uncle Jam Wants You” was: “to save dance music from the blah-blah”.

The album features a 15-minute version of Funkadelic’s last hit single, ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep’ as sampled by De La Soul on ‘Me, Myself & I’. An edited version of (Not Just) Knee Deep reached #1 on the US R&B chart.

This was Funkadelic’s first album since 1972 not to feature cover art by artist Pedro Bell (although he did contribute the innersleeve design). A nod to “Uncle Sam Wants You!” on the US Army recruiting poster, the cover features George Clinton aka Dr. Funkenstein in a Huey Newton Black Panthers pose.

“Uncle Jam Wants You” and Funkadelic-Parliament were major influences on Prince, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bill Laswell, Tupac Shakar, De La Soul, MoodyMann and many more across all genres of music. George Clinton’s Funk & Style genius will be influential for many years to come…

A1 – Freak Of The Week (5:32)
A2 – (Not Just) Knee Deep (15:22)
B1 – Uncle Jam (10:23)
B2 – Field Maneuvers (2:24)
B3 – Holly Wants To Go To California (4:24)
B4 – Foot Soldiers (Star-Spangled Funky) (3:32)

– 180-gram Black vinyl LP + booklet with obi-strip
– Newly mastered by Pete Reynolds
– Lacquers cut by Barry Grint at AIR STUDIOS
– Lavish facsimile gatefold sleeve faithfully restores original LP artwork
– Card inner sleeve includes original album lyrics
– Collectors Funkadelic/Air Studios obi-strip
– All sealed in a protective PVC sleeve wallet

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg

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