The Parliaments – I Wanna Testify

Funkadelic – Funkadelic
May 11, 1970

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.


  1. Debon says:

    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…

  2. GONZALES says:

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

  3. Anthony Kilgore says:

    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,

  4. Anthony Kilgore says:

    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,

  5. Anthony Kilgore says:


  6. Jan Mitchell - Cheema says:

    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…”

  7. Jeffrey Scott Rumpza says:

    Gonna see you tonight @ The Lafayette Theatre!

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