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Morning Song – Hit It And Quit It

June 29, 2016

As this piece by Carvel Wallace indicates, Bernie Worrell’s musical legacy is so vast—from Pfunk to Talking Heads, from Biggie to Dr. Dre, from Erykah Badu to LCD Soundsystem—as to be incalculable. That’s partly because the man himself contained multitudes: a Julliard student and New England Conservatory graduate, as well as the musical director and arranger for Funkadelic’s unique psychedelic funk-rock Afro-futuristic mind-and-body-and-soul-expanding musical cosmos.

“Hit It And Quit It” isn’t all about Bernie Worrell (because that’s not how Worrell rolled) but it’s impossible to imagine without the funky groove he lays down with his trusty Hammond B-3 organ, or the spare-yet-spacey solo he lays down (starting at about 1:30) that defines the universe in which the rest of Funkadelic plays.

#RIP

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