45 Years Ago Today – Parliament Lands The Funk With ‘Mothership Connection’ LP (Watch Live ’76)

45 years ago today (12/15/75), Parliament released its bonafide funk de force Mothership Connection LP. The was the first P-Funk album to feature Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley, who had left The J.B.’s, James Brown’s backing band. The album became noteworthy for its samples as Dr, Dre was a noteworthy fan and sampled the songs “Mothership Connection (Star Child)” and “P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)” on his album The Chronic. Most anyone with a hint of music taste knows how good this album is- check out the title track live in Houston ’76…

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