Books about P-Funk

I was thinking that it would be good to have a place with every p-funk book listed, so I put together the list below. I got the idea after I did the post about posters. I didn’t include books about funk in general, only P-Funk specific ones.

My favorites are Aron & Marcel’s book, #1 Bimini Road, the oral history, the Wax poetics issue and Clinton’s own biography. Yeah that’s almost all of them :grin: . Amazing books :star_struck: .

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Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?

Year: 2017
Author/Editor: George Clinton, Ben Greenman
https://www.amazon.com/Brothas-Like-George-Funkin-Kinda/dp/1476751080


George Clinton and P-Funk

Year: 2013
Author/Editor: Arno Konings, Marcel Visser
https://www.amazon.co.uk/George-Clinton-P-Funk/dp/9045315483


#1 Bimini Road

Year: 1996
Author/Editor: Diem Jones
https://www.amazon.com/1-Bimini-Road-Diem-Jones/dp/0965376400


George Clinton and P-Funk: An Oral History (For the Record)

Year: 1998
Author/Editor: David Mills, Larry Alexander, Thomas Stanley, Aris Wilson, Dave Marsh
https://www.amazon.com/George-Clinton-P-Funk-History-Record/dp/0380793784


George Clinton & The Cosmic Odyssey Of The P-Funk Empire

Year: 2014
Author/Editor: Kris Needs
https://www.amazon.com/George-Clinton-Cosmic-Odyssey-P-Funk/dp/178305154X


Wax Poetics - Issue 18

Ok this is a magazine and not a book :grin: . But definitely a must-have.

Year: 2006
https://store.waxpoetics.com/products/wax-poetics-issue-18-p-funk-paperback-reprint


Multifarious Funk: The Evolution and Biography of George Clinton and The Parliament-Funkadelic Empire

Year: 2017
Author/Editor: Sabrina Marie, Tony Rose
https://www.amazon.com/Multifarious-Funk-Evolution-Parliament-Funkadelic-Funkentelechy/dp/1937269655


The Best of George Clinton (Masters of Funk Series)

This is a songbook for piano/vocal/guitar.

Year: 1998
Author/Editor: Dave Edwards
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/726515.The_Best_of_George_Clinton

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George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic) Changed Our Lives

Year: 2021
Author/Editor: Miguel A. Sutil, Marcelo Chaparro
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Bootsy Collins Legendary Licks

This is a book with bass instructions.

Year: 2011
Author/Editor: Karl Kaminski
https://www.amazon.com/Bootsy-Collins-Legendary-Licks-Inside/dp/1603781501

These books never got released (not yet anyways).

Where’d You Get That Funk From?

Year: 2006-2008
Author/Editor: Lloyd Bradley
https://www.bookdepository.com/Whered-You-Get-That-Funk-From-Lloyd-Bradley/9781841955919


Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain (33 1/3)

Year: 2009-2016
Author/Editor: Matt Rogers
https://www.amazon.com/Funkadelics-Maggot-Brain-Matt-Rogers/dp/0826429041

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Here’s a book in Japanese :slight_smile:

P-Funk

Year: 2011
Author/Editor: Yoriko Kawachi
https://www.amazon.co.uk/P-FUNK-Yoriko-Kawachi/dp/4309272460

There was a series of mini paperbacks that came out about 15 years ago that were sold in HMV (uk) records, I read the ones about Sly & The Family Stone, Steely Dan And P-Funk they were really good lots of new interviews and quite a bit of juicy gossip. Sorry I don’t remember the titles as I read my friends copies.

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Can anyone confirm if the Lloyd Bradley book ever actually appeared before the public? This book is a total mystery to me. It was one of the first books to be advertised yet I’ve never actually seen a copy of it materialized.

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The late, great David Mills put together these Oral Histories collection yes I enjoyed them too.

I asked Lloyd last year and he said he was looking to complete it in 2019. Hopefully we’ll see it published soon.

Welcome to the forum @OooBooBeeDoop!

Great. I ran outta gas waiting for the “She-Funk” book, that was promised 20 some years ago lol.

Findagroov™ Reviews The Songs Of… George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Year: 2019
Author/Editor: Tony Madison II
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R8HY8BF/

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Wow, thanks for this! So far I only glanced through the unofficial discography category. Looking good!

Would love to have a physical copy as well :wink:

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Thanks for checking it out, silentboatman - glad you like it :smiley:. At this time, I only have it on Kindle - just getting my feet wet as an author. Hopefully, I will get to do the paperback route the next time.

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There’s a book about the creations of Larry Legaspi out. He outfitted The Mob. He made those dog shoes The Dr had in the early 80s. I’m not sure how many P pics are in there but there’s bound to be something. There is some Labelle & KISS pics in it.

That’s interesting! Is it this book perhaps?

There are several books with chapters (or part of) dedicated to the p, maybe we should make another topic about those books (since this topic was meant more for books purely about pfunk).

Yes that’s it. I put it on hold at the local library.

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