Musicfest XXXI Day 1

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Morris Day & the Time and Sheila E.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:00PM

<h3>Musicfest XXXI Day 1</h3>
<h5>George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Morris Day & the Time and Sheila E.</h5>







George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Musician George Clinton was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina on July 22, 1941. His music career began in a barbershop where he created a doo-wop group called The Parliaments. Clinton eventually reorganized the musicians who would become known as Funkadelic and Parliament to create new sounds and dazzling, out-of-this-world live shows with R&B chart toppers like "Flash Light," "Aqua Boogie" and "One Nation Under a Groove." He later embarked on a solo career, releasing the album Computer Games in 1982 as well as additional studio projects.

Morris Day & the Time

Day went to school with Prince Rogers Nelson and sang in Prince's first band Grand Central. The Time was originally created as Prince's alterego to be seen as the cool, street wise funk band contrasting Prince's more soulful R&B sound. After looking at several lead vocalists, Prince wanted someone with mad talent so he cast his high school friend the funky, the fabulous Morris Day. Soon after, Morris Day and the Time were cast in Purple Rain which captured the exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak. Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group’s self titled album, The Time, which included “Get It Up,” “Cool,” and “Girl.” Soon after the world was introduced the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went on to record three more albums, including What Time Is It? (featuring the hits “777-9311,” “Wild and Loose,” “Walk,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”) and Ice Cream Castle, (which included the hit “Jungle Love”). After three albums Morris Day launched his solo career, releasing three albums: The Color of Success, Daydreaming, and Guaranteed. Combined sales of Morris Day’s solo work and The Time is in excess of 10 million units.

Sheila E.

Sheila E. is a world renowned, multi-talented musician whose career has spanned over thirty years. Throughout her time in the music industry, Sheila E. has carved a name for herself as one of the world’s most gifted and iconic percussionists, having collaborated with numerous talents such as George Duke, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Estefan and Prince. Sheila’s current album ICON was followed by both US and European tours, as well as the release of her biography, The Beat of My Own Drum (Simon and Schuster).