Funkadelic - Uncle Jam Wants You

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Capitol/Priority Records
Catalog Number: 39379
Format: CD
Total Time: 41:03:00

Keith reviewed four titles (Hardcore Jollies, One Nation Under A Groove, Uncle Jam Wants You, and Electric Spanking Of War Babies) in one review; they are listed separately in the database -ed.

Uncle Jam Wants You (1979, Warner Bros., WB 56712/BSK 3371) -This release was a major disappointment for me after the excitement and promise of the previous release. There seemed to be far too much silliness and lack of concentration on this recording. They tucked their rock feathers in and served straight up funk gibberish on this disc. The only track I really enjoyed was the hilariously clever "Freak Of The Week." Uncle Jam may have been looking for recruits for his legions of funk; I for one would have never joined Dr. Funkenstien's ranks, not this time.

Latest reissue - 2006 by Charly (#103)

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Freak Of The Week (5:33) / (Not Just) Knee Deep (15:21) / Uncle Jam (10:25) / Field Maneuvers (4:25) / Holly Wants To Go To California (2:26) / Foot Soldiers (Star Spangled Funky) (3:33)

Bernie Worrell - keyboards
Eddie Hazel - guitar
Walter "Junie" Morrison - keyboards
Philippe Wynne - background vocals
Dennis Chambers - drums
Bootsy Collins - bass, guitar, drums
Greg Boyer - background vocals
Linda Brown - background vocals
Jessica Cleaves - background vocals
George Clinton - vocals
Lige Curry - background vocals
Rodney Curtis - bass
Mallia Franklin - background vocals
Lawrence Fratangelo - drums
Ramon Tiki Fulwood - drums
Glen Goins - guitar
Michael Hampton - guitar
Sheila Horne - vocals
Gary Hudgins - keyboards
Tyrone Lampkin - drums
Dewayne Blackbird McKnight - guitar
Cordell Mosson - bass
Gary Shider - guitar, vocals
Dawn Silva - vocals
Greg Thomas - vocals
J. Wesley - background vocals
Michael "Clip" Payne - vocals
Jeannette McGruder - vocals
Billy "Bass" Nelson - bass
Larry Heckstall - vocals
J.S. Theracon - keyboards
Jerome Rogers - keyboards, background vocals

Funkadelic (1970)
Free Your Mind ... And Your Ass Will Follow (1970)
Maggot Brain (1971)
America Eats Its Young (1972)
Cosmic Slop (1973/2000)
Standing On the Verge Of Getting It On (1974)
Let's Take it To The Stage (1975)
Funkadelic's Greatest Hits (1975)
Hardcore Jollies (1976/2002)
Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic (1976)
The Best Of The Early Years, Vo1. 1 (1977)
One Nation Under A Groove (1978/2002)
Uncle Jam Wants You (1979/2002)
Connections & Disconnections (1981)
The Electric Spanking Of War Babies (1981/2002)
Who's A Funkadelic? (1981)
Music For Your Mother (1993)
Best Of Funkadelic (1976-1981) (1994)
Hardcore Funk Jam (1994)
Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan 12th September 1971 (1996)
Ultimate (1997)
Finest (1997)
The Very Best Of Funkadelic (1998)
Best (1999)
Suitably Funky (2000)
The Original Cosmic Funk Crew (2000)
Funk Gets Stronger (2000)
The Funkadelic Collection, Vol. 1 (2000)
The Funkadelic Collection, Vol. 2 (2000)
The Legends Collection (2001)
Toys (2002)
Motor City Madness: The Ultimate Funkadelic (2003/2006)
Under A Groove (2004)
Cosmic Funkers (2004)
The Whole Funk & Nothing But the Funk: Definitive Funkadelic 1976-1981 (2005)
Finest (2005)
BD Funk Series (2006)
Funkadelic (2006)
Mastercuts Legends (2006)
BD Soul - Funkadelic (+Buch) (2006)
The Essential Funkadelic (2006)
By Way Of The Drum (2007)

Genre: Other

Origin US

Added: August 25th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website:
Hits: 1959
Language: english


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