So how to commemorate the occasion? With some righteous YouTube funk, that's how. Many thanks for the inspiration to Coop, who has been kind enough to include me in his Funky Friday tune-o-gram circle.
Click and enjoy, and remember -- free your mind and your ass will follow!
Parliament - Funkentelechny vs. The Placebo Syndrome
Sly and The Family Stone - First Prize performance at the 1968 Ohio State Fair Talent Contest!
Bootsy Collins - Party on Plastic
Stanley Clarke / George Duke - School Days
Ohio Players - Fire
George Clinton - Atomic Dog
Larry Graham - Pow!
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster
Morris Day & the Time - The Bird
Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
Parliament - Maggot Brain (Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow)
Brothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To You
TM Stevens - Heavy and Funky Bass Technique Speed Bass Battle
Brothers Johnson - Land of Ladies