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“Shady” Grady Thomas

Watch the Grady “Shady” Thomas documentary above.

Thomas started out in the late 1950s as one of The Parliaments, a doo wop barbershop quintet led by George Clinton. In 1977, Thomas (along with other original Parliaments Fuzzy Haskins and Calvin Simon), left Parliament-Funkadelic. The trio formed a new funk band and released an album called Connections and Disconnections in 1981, using the name Funkadelic. Other names used in the years to follow would include “Original P”.

Soul Train performance with Grady “Shady” Thomas, Calvin Simon, and Fuzzy Haskins.


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  1. Hello, Grady. I have been a fan of P.Funk since 1977. I was 12 . I’m now 49. My younger brother and I meet you in Inglewood, Cal at record store along with Debbie Wight and Jannette Washinton. This was during the P.Funk EartH Tour 1977. It may have been your last show at the LA Collesium. I just wanted to say you were the first member of P.Funk I ever meet and I’m glad to see you and Fuzzy still funkin it up. Tell Calvin Simon we miss him. Also rest in peace (Raymond StingRay Davis). May good bless The Original Ps.


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