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Jay Double You! Discusses Funk and His Time As Original Band Leader of Parlet

Jay-Double-You!, a.k.a., James Wright, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.  He worked for several years in recording studios with the likes of producer Don Davis and artists’ Bernie Worrell; Johnnie Taylor; and George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic road show favorites, Parlet and Brides of Funkenstein. Most notably, Jay-Double-You! was the original band leader and drummer of Parlet, and in fact, was responsible for bringing the musicians together to form the group.

After his experience with Parlet, Jay-Double-You! decided to pursue a solo career, concentrating both on writing and performing. He established his own record label/publishing company, “Talking Music” (BMI) – under which all of his recordings to date have been produced, released, published and distributed.

Originally recorded January 21st 2002

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