This is something I could probably piece together with album liner notes, but it’s part of a larger discussion piece. I’m a relatively new p-funk enthusiast so I’m not always sure who is the lead singer when I’m listening to albums. (similar to how, as a new Beatles fan in 2002 I was more concerned with the melody and rhythm and lyrics of the songs and not which Beatle was actually singing; something I revisited much later).
I mean, I know when it’s George, obviously, and I could pick Bootsy’s voice out easily, even if it only turns up about a half dozen times on a Parliament/Funkadelic/GC album. And I know when it’s Ray Davis. But aside from that, I don’t know when it’s Garry, when it’s Junie, when it’s Fuzzy, Shady, Calvin or Glen. As more experienced fans does this come as second nature to you? Or do you find that when you’re listening to the 1970-1985 canon it’s inconsequential who is doing the singing and you don’t really think about it?
Are there some songs you would classify as signature Junie songs that would merit some closer listening in order to get used to his vocal stylings? What about Garry? And out of curiosity, what would you say is the approximate lead vocals breakdown (percentage wise) for parliament/funkadelic/GC albums through about 1985?