Fuzzy Haskins - A Whole Nother Thang
This is a Record Store Day 2019 title and will available to buy IN-STORE on Saturday April 13th 2019 from 8am. Any remaining copies will be available to buy online from the following Friday.
Originally released on Westbound Records in 1976, available for the first time since 1976. Pressed on 180 Gram vinyl - housed in a gatefold jacket and obi strip. Limited to 1,500 copies.
A co-founder of the P-Funk movement, Clarence Eugene "Fuzzy" Haskins was born in West Virginia in 1941 and started as a singer in the doo-wop vocal group The Parliaments, led by George Clinton in the late 1950s. He was a founding member of the groundbreaking and influential 1970s funk bands Parliament-Funkadelic. Fuzzy Haskins toured and appeared on P-Funk albums as a singer, and occasionally as a guitarist, throughout the 1970s. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997. Despite the success of Mothership Connection, Fuzzy Haskins was growing frustrated that his songs were no longer being featured on albums by Funkadelic and Parliament. He also watched as Bootsy Collins, a relative newcomer to the family, embarked upon a solo career. This added to Haskins’ frustration and at the height of P-Funk's popularity, Fuzzy left the ensemble to pursue a solo career.
Fuzzy Haskins released his first solo album, A Whole Nother Thang, in 1976. The album features funk ‘all-stars’ from the likes of Bernie Worrell, Donald Austin and Bootsy Collins. Haskins wrote eight of the nine songs and served as producer, singer, songwriter, guitarist and even drummer. The result was album that oozed quality.