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April 05, 1994

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The Parliaments – I Wanna Testify

01. I Wanna Testify
02. Time
03. Good Ole Music
04. I Can Feel the Ice Melting
05. Don’t Be Sore at Me
06. All Your Goodies Are Gone
07. Little Man
08. The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg
09. What You Been Growing
10. Look at What I Almost Missed
11. A New Day Begins
12. Let’s Make It Last
13. All Your Goodies Are Gone
14. Baby I Owe You Something
15. I’ll Wait

The Parliaments were a doo-wop quintet from Plainfield, New Jersey, formed in the back room of a barbershop in the late 1950s and named after the cigarette brand. After some early personnel changes their lineup solidified with George Clinton, Ray Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, and Grady Thomas. Clinton was group leader and manager, and part owner of the barbershop where the group convened to entertain customers. Modelled after Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, they recorded for a bunch of small labels in the 60’s. Their biggest hit is “I Wanna Testify” (1967). The group later evolved into the funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic, which found success in the 1970s.

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I Wanna Testify GSCD 52
The Parliaments - I Wanna Testify (Goldmine/Soul Supply GSCD 52) contains all of the Parliaments Revilot singles, as well as instrumental versions of "I'll Wait", "Baby I Owe You Something Good", and "All Your Goodies Are Gone", as well as the Clinton-penned track "Let's Make It Last" recorded by The Fellows.
Testifiyin GSCD 119
The Parliaments - Testifyin': The Mid 60's Detroit Sessions (Goldmine/Soul Supply GSCD 119) contains the same tracks as "I Wanna Testify", and also includes the Golden World single "Heart Trouble/That Was My Girl.
Testifiy VSOP CD 2862
The Parliaments - Testify: The Best Of The Early Years (Connoisseur VSOP CD 286) contains all of the tracks featured on "Testify" and also includes "She's Always There", which is the flip side to the Fellows single "Let's Make It Last".

8 Comments

  1. I wish I could see your video from the 1960’s when you were sensational..I saw it once and you were singing laying on the floor feeling everything in the vibe.. it was great…

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  2. I’ve been a Funkateer since the early 70’s!

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  3. I would like to have a copy of all Parliament and Funk a delicious Co’s available even the ones that originally came out on vinyl. Where can I get them all on Co pact discs, please?

    Thank you in advanve,
    Anthony

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  4. I would like to have a copy of all the original Parliament and Funkadelic albums and Cd’s even the ones which originally were released on vinyl. Is it possible to get all of them on remastered compact discs, I hop so?

    Thank you in advance,
    Anthony

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  5. PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN PURCHASE
    THEM ALL? I LIVE IN CINCINNATI, OHIO 45215-1531. PLEASE HOOK A BROTHER UP??

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    • Check on Amazon.com. You can probably find most if not all of them on there.

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  6. Hello there. As a little girl, the story has been told to me how my father Daniel (JuneBug) Mitchell also sang bass with Parliament in the early days. I am a Funkateer and go to many shows/parties with the Parlimment funkadelic. I go to all of Bernie Worell, George Clinton and Bootsy’s sets. I even saw George at my father’s shop some time ago. Tradewinds downtown Newark, NJ. I would love to be officially part of the family and invited back stage or get a positive pass one time. Can that happen? Smile. “Feet don’t fail me now…”

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  7. Gonna see you tonight @ The Lafayette Theatre!

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