At B.B. King's Blues Club - NYC (3/13/03)



At 9:45pm, George Clinton & the P-Funk Allstars started with the band doing the Bootsy classic "Aah...The Name is Bootsy", featuring bad-ass Lige Curry on some funkafied bass!! THE FUNK WAS IN DA HOUSE!!! One change in the show format was seeing George onstage for the first song (this is the first tour where George actually did that!) Also, this was a smaller P-Funk Cordell Mosson, Eric McFadden, Ron Wright (drums), Greg Thomas, Billy Bass, Razorsharp, Treylewd or Bennie Cowan! The energy level of the show was superb and every ass in the joint was FONKIN'!! The show was over at 12:50am, and the highlights are:


1.   The worst part of the show was the performance of the song "Bounce 2 This"....the funk level dropped a good bit. There was a white girl singing the lead vocals of this song......vocally, I prefer Belita Woods or Sheila Horne!

2.   The audience joyfully chanted along to "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" and "Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?"

3.   "If Anybody Gets Funked Up (It's Gonna Be You)" featured funky vocals by George Clinton & Belita Woods. Belita got zeep (deeper than deep) on "Slingshot" (a Jimmy G & The Tackheads song).....the groove was just so funky!

4.   Shonda Clinton represented well on "Somethin' Stinks and I Want Some" ("trees" were lit up during the song) and "Hard as Steel" (George took over during the second half on lead rap).......that segued into "Booty"!!

5.   "U.S. Customs Coast Guard Dope Dog" was good, but it was missing the hilarious interjections of Clip Payne.......especially during the part involving "the booty or the twat"!!

6.   Of course, Michael "Kidd Funkdaelic" Hampton lit the place up on "Maggot Brain".......the ending was some high-powered, thrashin', metallic riffing between Kidd Funkadelic and Blackbyrd McKnight, with Lige Curry on the pulvering bass tip!!

7.   OOPS, ALMOST FORGOT!! On "Booty", Lige did some hardcore, nasty bass riffing!!Somewhere later in the show (can't remember when), this guy was spanking the shit out of his bass!!! LIGE IS JUST TOO DAMN FUNKY FOR HIS OWN GOOD!!!!

8.   "Standing on the Verge of Gettin' It On" featured some electrifying guitarisms by Blackbyrd!

9.   "Flashlight" featured some good saxophone riffs by Scott Taylor.

10.                     "Rubber Duckie" sounded more like the album version on Bootsy's Rubber Band "Aah...The Name is Bootsy" album!!

11.                     "One Nation Under a Groove" started as a slow ballad (interesting) led up Garry Shider's funky rhythm guitar and vocals, and segued into the actual uptempo song!

12.                     "Jimmy's Got a Little Bit of Bitch in Him" was an interesting addition, although George seem to have forgotten the words. Also, the groove was nowhere as tight as the album version.

13.                     "No Head, No Backstage Pass" was a great addition to the set! Hardcore bass was definitely there and the vocals were very good!

14.                     "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" had some great piano riffs and powerful guitarisms!

The song set listing:

·         Aah....The Name is Bootsy, Baby

·         Standing on the Verge of Gettin' It On

·         Atomic Dog

·         Bustin' Loose

·         Up For the Down Stroke

·         You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks

·         Mommy, What's a Funkadelic?

·         If Anybody Gets Funked
 Up (It's Gonna Be You)

·         Slingshot

·         Bounce 2 This

·         Chorus of "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" (originally by Mystikal)

·         "It Would Be Ludacrious...."

·         Somethin' Stinks and I Want Some

·         Hard as Steel

·         Booty

·         U.S. Customs Coast Guard Dope Dog

·         Maggot Brain

·         Flashlight/Electric Spanking of War Babies

·         Pass The Peas horn riff (originally by The J.B.'s)

·         Knee Deep/Sentimental Journey/Rubber Duckie/Disco-To-Go horn riff

·         One Nation Under a Groove

·         No Head, No Backstage Pass

·         Jimmy's Got a Little Bit of Bitch in Him

·         Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow/Hall of Fame riff

·         Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

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