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Drummer/Educator Kenwood Dennard (Maceo Parker, George Clinton)

Kenwood Dennard is a world-class drummer and educator. He has released standout albums and toured the world with some of the finest in the music business. His accomplishments are many: -Extensive performing experience with artists including George Clinton, Chick Corea, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, and others Leader…

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Bassist Dodge From Funk Band Seven Eleven

Bassist extraordinaire Dodge from the Amsterdam funk band Seven Eleven joined Joe Kelley Radio for an in-depth interview. Dodge has also released stellar solo records. Seven Eleven has been together for 35 years. They have played and recorded with funk-related artists such as Fred Wesley (James Brown, Parliament), Mudbone Cooper (Parliament, Bootsy’s Rubber Band), Dawn…

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Guitarist Kevin “K-Star” Shider (Parliament-Funkadelic) Brings The Funk

Guitarist Kevin “K-Star” Shider is the brother of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Garry Shider. Kevin has toured and recorded as a member of George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. He has also released solo CDs which have incredible funk and roll on them. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince featured the “Upper…

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Episode 86: 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…

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Episode 21: Garry Shider, Parliament-Funkadelic Guitarist

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Garry Shider, Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist sat down with Joe Kelley Radio for an in-depth interview. Shider was known for wearing an oversize loincloth onstage with George Clinton. Thus, the handle “Diaperman.” He was also called “Starchild.” But Shider was a serious guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He co-wrote other classics, including…

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