PhillyCheeze’s Rock & Blues Evaluations: #673 : Bernie Worrell



2024 – Org Music

By Phillip
Smith; April
12, 2024

Unique supply :


Funkadelic’s Uncle Jam Desires You was launched whereas I used to be in my senior yr of highschool. I completely
liked that album. It led me to file shops seeking extra music by this
wonderous band. Bernie Worrell (April 19, 1944 – June 14, 2016) was an
integral a part of the P-Funk household, and over time his title appeared
on many albums I bought. Wave From the WOOniverse, a posthumous launch
produced by former Bernie Worrel Orchestra bandleader Evan Taylor
is a double album set to be launched on Report Retailer Day April 20. From
unfinished works extending over twenty years previous, the 13 tracks on this
album are delivered to life by artists Worrell had labored with or had been
mates with. 

After being lulled into the file
with the piano-laced spacy “Intro (Reflections on a Fowl)”,
Jerry Harrison
(Speaking Heads) guides the listener into the past with a motherlode of funk
on “Distant Star”. To listen to the
Bootsy Collins’ voice escape in “What
Have They Executed to My Funk” completely places a smile on my face. And for the win,
the tune additionally consists of
Michael Moon Reuben, Bootsy’s son Ouiwey
, and Buckethead who completely tears it up on guitar. Leo
, Fred Wesley and Stanton Moore create a marvel
funky jam with “Heapin’ Bowl of Gumbo”. It’s completely implausible. With an
intro that feels like a long-missing instrumental of
2001 A House Odyssey,
“Re-Enter Black Gentle” finally takes a high-tech flip right into a pulsating space-age
Sean Ono Lennon seems on bass guitar for this hypnotic groove. I
was overjoyed to listen to
Fred Schneider on “The Huge WOO”. If the B-52’s
ever joined with
Funkadelic, that is what it might sound like. I’d like to
hear a whole album that includes this musical two-fer which additionally included
on keys and Steve Scales on percussion. My coronary heart skipped a
few beats after I first heard “Contusion” carried out by
Funkadelic with
none aside from
Eddie Hazel on guitar. This beforehand recorded and
Funkadelic tune is a mind-bender. Wave From the WOOniverse
involves an funky heart-warming finish with its title monitor. For the nearer,
lends her rapping mastery with Sarah La Puerta on lead vocals
Steve Scales on percussion.

Wave From the WOOniverse is all the pieces I hoped it might be and an entire lot
extra. I’ll treasure this album for a protracted, very long time.  



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