This day (June 24, 2016) in Everson, Washington, died George Bernard ‘Bernie’ Worrell, Jr., an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads.
Wikipedia : This day (June 24, 2016) in Everson, Washington, died George Bernard ‘Bernie’ Worrell, Jr., an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads.
BernieWorrell.com – The Center of the WOOniverse : When the synthesizers came about, my having been brought up classically and knowing a full range of orchestra, tympanis and everything, I knew how it sounded and what it felt like. So, if I’m playing a horn arrangement on keyboard, or strings, it sounds like strings or horns, ’cause I know how to phrase it, how a string phrases, different attacks from the aperture for horns, trumpets, sax or trombones. – Bernie Worrell
The Bernie Worrell Orchestra : True funkateers know the history. From the fat Minimoog bass lines of Flash Light and One Nation Under A Groove to the percussive piano runs of Chocolate City and Give Up the Funk, Bernie Worrell is synonymous with the legacy of Parliament-Funkadelic; in fact, he’s one of the originators of the psychedelic funk sound,…
@last.fm : P Funk (referring to both bands) stopped touring in the early 1980s, and Worrell released several solo albums. Though he never officially joined Talking Heads, he was a de facto member of the group for most of the 80s, appearing on most of their albums and tours until they broke up in 1992.
Video : George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Keyboard Solo (2004) . On Earth Trailer . The Bernie Worrell Orchestra – Star Child (2012) . w/ Pee Wee Ellis & Fred Wesley – Live @ Bear Creek (2010) . w/ Doug Wimbish – At Howlin’ Wolf (2008) . Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop (1973) . Parliament Funkadelic – Funky Woman (1971 ) .