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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 30: Funk Vocalist Dawn Silva (Brides of Funkenstein)

Dawn Silva is an American funk vocalist. Silva started her career as a background vocalist for Sly and The Family Stone. She joined P-Funk in 1977. She was the only original Brides of Funkenstein member to continue through the Brides’ entire career. In 1978, with Lynn Mabry, she released the successfu lFunk Or Walk. The…

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