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Jeff “Cherokee” Bunn

Jeff “Cherokee” Bunn is an American Bassist, best known for his work with The Brides of Dr. Funkenstein, produced by George Clinton.
A Haliwa-Saponi Native American Tribal Member, and U.S. Air Force Veteran,  Bunn began working with Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic Thang Inc. music conglomerate in the fall of 1978 as the principle bassist for the company’s most recent act, “The Brides of Funkenstein,” in support of their “Funk or Walk” album during the Funkadelic’s “One Nation Under A Groove” tour and continued in this position for the Parliament-Funkadelic “Aqua Boogie” and Gloryhallastoopid tours and Bride’s subsequent album, “Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy”.

After serving two years in Clinton’s “Uncle Jam’s Army”, Bunn served four years in Uncle Sam’s Air Force before returning as a P-Funk All-star in 1992; subsequently supporting Praxis (Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey, Bernie Worrell and Buckethead), and Jerome’s Mutiny CD “Aftershock 2005.”  Bunn continues to serve as “on call” bassist for George Clinton as well as sharing the bass chair at Second Baptist Church in Richmond, VA for the past seven years.

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  1. THIS MAN IS AN EXCELLENT BASSIST AND TOO FINE FOR WORDS; I REMEMBER FLIRTING WITH HIM AT MANY CONCERTS WISHING I COULD GET CLOSER.

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  2. I worked with Jeff while we were stationed together in the Air Force in the Philippines. Had the opportunity to see him in action on the bass guitar at a local club in the Philippine. He brought the house down in the early 80’s

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  3. I remember seeing this brother on bass with the Brides of Funkenstein back n the day and I was like wow ! Who is this kid wrecking this axe ! . Of all of the pfunk bands, I thought the band that consist of Jeff, Dennis ( Chambers ) and Dewayne McKnight was the tightest of them all and let’s not forget that these cats were basically kids during that time………. Amazing.

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