Wax Poetics is a quarterly American music magazine dedicated to vintage and contemporary jazz, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and R&B in the crate-digger tradition; the name of the magazine is itself an allusion to vinyl records.
Parliament-Funkadelic can hardly be summed up in a few sentences. Wax Poetics digs deep to trace the sprawling history of this supergroup, from its doo-wop roots to its freaked-out, drug-laden rock sessions, and finally onto the best-known (and best-selling) period of space boogie.
re: Discovery The Tips w/ Gary Jackson and the Soul Messengers, Belle Farms Estate, Junie Freeze, X-Clan, Mokie, J.J. and R.O.B. Straight from the North Yo Gotti and the New Memphis Soul Memphis Undergound Tape Hustlers on the Come Up In Memoriam: Ronald Clyne (1925-2006) The Connoisseur Brazillian Musician Ed Motta Has a Taste for the Finer Sounds in Life Funk Used to be a Bad Word A Parliament-Funkadelic Primer From Doo-Wop to Funkadelia Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, and Fuzzy Haskins of the Parliaments Mommy, What’s a Funkadelic? Original Player Billy “Bass” Nelson Gets to the Bottom of It The Synthesizer Bernie Worrell was the Key to the Parliament-Funkadelic Sound Comic Genius Artist Pedro Bell Explored Funkadelic’s Darker Dimensions The Cincinnati Connection The Local Roots of Bootsy Collins and Kash Waddy Trap Music Drummer Frankie “Kash” Waddy Stays on the One From the Crib to the Coliseum Stretchin’ Out with Bass Legend Williams “Bootsy” Collins Hit Man The Funk Mob’s Garry Skider and His Mighty Bop Gun Bop Art Artist Overton Lloyd turned P-Funk Mythology into Fine Art Brother from Another Planet The Cosmic Jaunt of P-Funk Leader George Clinton Audio Heritage: An Archival Perspective on Recorded Media Lacquer Discs (Part 2 of 2)