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Gilles Peterson // Significant Album // #128

January 3, 2017

We’re continuing the countdown of the albums that have shaped Gilles Peterson so far. The album this week is Osmium by Parliament.

Released in 1970 on Invictus. The album that would aggregate the members and the name that would later be very much heard, Parliament Funkadelic / P-Funk. A psychedelic soulful free funk album, with a lyrical journey which travels through the south, visits Moonshine Heather, preaches at the church. Ruth Copeland’s influence, having written in three tracks is heard. George Clinton fervently and rather theatrically narrates, experimenting on this album in a way he hadn’t before.

Tracklist
A1 I Call My Baby Pussycat
A2 Put Love In Your Life
A3 Little Ole Country Boy
A4 Moonshine Heather
A5 Oh Lord, Why Lord / Prayer
B1 My Automobile
B2 Nothing Before Me But Thang
B3 Funky Woman
B4 Livin’ The Life
B5 The Silent Boatman

100 200 albums that have shaped me so far:
129
130131 / 132 / 133 / 134 / 135 / 136 / 137 / 138 / 139
140 / 141 / 142 / 143 / 144 / 145 / 146 / 147 / 148 / 149
150 / 151 / 152 / 153 / 154 / 155 / 156 / 157 / 158 / 159
160 / 161 / 162 / 163 / 164 / 165 / 166 / 167 / 168 / 169
170 / 171 / 172 / 173 / 174 / 175 / 176 / 177 / 178 / 179
180 / 181 / 182 / 183 / 184 / 185 / 186 / 187 / 188 / 189
190 / 191 / 193 / 194 / 195 / 196 / 197 / 198 / 199 / 200.