While I work on his official biography, I thought it would be a good idea to find different ways to celebrate the life and music of the legendary Bernie Worrell. He was best known as the keyboardist for Parliament/Funkadelic in the 70’s, but Bernie was MUCH more than that.
He was a classically trained pianist with perfect pitch, yes. But he was also a composer (a LOT of the credit given to George Clinton for P-Funk’s sound and songs really belongs to Bernie, as you will read), producer, arranger, band leader, mentor, and friend to pretty much everyone who knew him. His career included his involvement in some 500 albums, covering just about any genre you care to mention. Bernie was a true MUSICIAN.
I have plans for a feature on my forthcoming YouTube channel. But for now, I have started a Spotify playlist featuring Bernie’s musical highlights. I’ve started with 20 songs, but keep checking the link, because I’ll be adding and updating it frequently.
Welcome to the beginning of Wednesdays in WOO, so named because Bernie was known as “The Wizard of WOO.” I hope you enjoy what comes forth. For now, enjoy what’s happening on Spotify.
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