The Authorized P-Funk Song Reference

Yeah, and the same thing with the Tobe Donohue interview instead of Bootsy.

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“Placebo Syndrome” is definitely Billy Bass.

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I swear this could be the case on If You Got Funk, You Got Style. I swear I hear this lazy Plainfield stroke, yet the mutron Space Bass is there too. Could be both The Boogster and Casper at the same time.

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Boogie on bass on Placebo Syndrome? Now that one leaves me scratching my head. I was not there. I would say definitely Billy. He says it in many interviews, and I believe it. My ears are hearing him all night long. But…if the book says Boog, well so be it. I guess. It can be whoever you want it to be.
At this point, history changes from time to time. What used to be true is no longer.
However, Danny is alot closer to this stuff than we are. He’s been on the road with both Boogie and Billy Bass. Surely, they squared up with him on this.

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I would think Billy Nelson has a writing credit with George for Placebo Syndrome because he made very sure he was credited for it. (Although on my Tidal they’ve give the credit to pot smoking Country superstar Willie Nelson)

The thing I am interested to know is what Billy is doing on the album in the first place? Would love to hear that story. I bet it ends ‘cash up front and no funny business with a few fcuk’s thrown in there for good measure.

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I can’t recall exactly what went down. Something about him being at the studio and knowing “they had to come to him” to get the sound they wanted on that song. That real solid, fat, rotund kind of bass smooth with a little bit of dirt on it groove.
That’s Billy alright. Or, so I thought all these years.
Same vibe with Munchies. I hear Jerome all day long from the first few seconds. But I am not the authoritative source.

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I received a hard copy of the book yesterday. I’m probably going to get an ebook version of it also to search for names & song titles more efficiently.

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Brother you did a mighty work.

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That’s what I did. It actually downloaded weeks before the official release date.

If anybody found this topic from an external link, there’s also this topic:

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ok got the book, its great, but why no song writing credits ?

Danny talks about that in the beginning of the book. What I remember it’s because writing credits were often better documented than personnel credits. And also that a lot of people said “I wrote that” :slightly_smiling_face: . But check the book for exactly what he writes.

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Read my introduction. I go into it in depth. Mostly bc of three reasons: 1) they are easy to find. 2)they were subject to critique and controversy from primary sources and i felt my job wasnt to “change” writer credits which had been etched in stone so to speak with library of congress and various publishers. Basically “can of poisonous worms” 3) to save space for less known info to be showcased. Hence the book
You can read more about this in my introduction

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I’m still waiting on my copy of the book, but out of interest who does it credit with the solo on ‘Get off your ass and jam’?

In George’s book he tells a great story about it being a white kid who wandered into the studio and did the solo in return for drug money then just wandered away before they could get his name!

Wikipedia says Paul Warren has claimed he did the solo.

Does the book shed any light on this?

Paul Warren. Thats what it says in my book.

But the next book will speak more on this

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Thanks! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

I saw Paul Warren (or someone claiming to be him) posted on a YouTube video of the song that he did the solo. He at least confirmed that he was paid $50 for the session.

And really appreciate you getting back on these. Cant wait for the 2nd edition

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Don’t want to pre-empt the book but it’s always seemed a very apocryphal story. There’s Rare Earth people all over that album but seemingly one of their guitarists was seen as some kind of musical hobo…

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Agreed on this. My next book will be shedding light on this mystery.
More to come…

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Sure, who doesn’t love a mystery… :grin:

One item I missed that I was hoping was in was Chairmen of the Board - Skin I’m in. Is there a reason this was omitted?

I figured the Invictus stuff would be the hardest to find out about, other than Osmium and Ruth Copeland albums.

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New to the forum and thanks for including me. Was holding out for the hard copy and finally some arrived in the UK a few weeks ago. What a great piece of work from Danny! Took a little while to negotiate the order of things but rollin’ now. Big surprise so far is how many songs Bootsy, Mudbone and Boogie play drums on!

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