Uncle Jam Wants You


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Soul/R&B, Funkadelic
September 1, 2014

Format: Compact Disc



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Masterminded by the larger-than-life figure of George Clinton, Funkadelic was a key component of his influential P-Funk empire. Funkadelic's unique combination of Rock, Psychedelia and Soul led to the band to crossing over into the pop mainstream and gaining an international following, to become one of the most important groups in the evolution of funk.

Continuing our reissue programme of classic Funkadelic albums packaged in deluxe CD mediabooks, Uncle Jam Wants You was the band's eleventh studio LP first released in 1979. More militant in tone than its predecessor One Nation Under A Groove, which described a Funk utopia, Uncle Jam's stated mandate was to "rescue dance music from the blahs".

The album features a 15-minute version of what was to become the band's last hit single '(Not Just) Knee Deep', an edited version of which made US R&B No.1. Uncle Jam... had a huge influence on the hip-hop scene, notably the legendary Uncle Jamm's Army.

Reproduced here in a deluxe mediabook with a 16-page booklet, this was Funkadelic's first album since 1972 not to feature a cover design by artist Pedro Bell (although he did contribute to the interior design). A reference to the "Uncle Sam Wants You!" US Army recruitment poster, the sleeve depicts George Clinton aka Dr Funkenstein in a Huey Newton Black Panthers pose. Comprehensive liner notes by John Masouri complete the package.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CHARLYX683
Barcode 0803415768325
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 70g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Freak Of The Week ( 05:32 ) -
2. ( Not Just ) Knee Deep ( 15:22 ) -
3. Uncle Jam ( 10:23 ) -
4. Field Maneuvers ( 02:24 ) -
5. Holly Wants To Go To California ( 04:24 ) -
6. Foot Soldiers ( Star Spangled Banner ) ( 03:32 ) -