All The Woo In The World
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Bernie Worrell (1944-2016) needs little introduction. He was an American keyboardist, arranger & composer best known as a founding member of Parliament/Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. The list of his musical collaborations is extensive and includes renowned artists and acts from the likes of Manu Dibango, Bill Laswell, Fela Kuti, Jack Bruce, Mike Watt and Les Claypool. Bernie Worrell’s list of achievements is equally impressive: highlights include his induction in as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and receiving an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2016.
All The Woo In The World’ was Bernie Worrell’s solo debut album, originally released in 1978 on Arista, the album features various P-funk alumni including George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Eddie Hazel.
When you listen to ’All The Woo In The World’ it’s no wonder David Byrne wanted Worrell to record and perform with Talking Heads. The album, co-produced with George Clinton, is so funky you can smell it through the dust jacket. In seven tracks, Worrell shows how important he was to the P-Funk sound—in fact, the whole thing could easily be passed off as a lost Parliament/Funkadelic record, if not for Worrell’s name up top. it has everything: layered sounds, a toe-tapping midtempo beat, and some incredible horns. It proved to be a classic platter of cosmic slop: funky, loose R&B (with just a bit of disco flavor).