All The Woo In The World
As important as his own musical contributions were, a large part of George Clinton's legacy lies within his ability to nurture and develop talent; along with Bootsy Collins and Garry Shider, keyboardist Bernie Worrell is amongst the most accomplished of Clinton's various proteges. Having joined Funkadelic in 1970, Worrell would become a stable of any and all P-funk projects for the next decade, and in 1978 he struck out on his own with All the Woo in the World. Anchored by the epic 12-minute jam "Insurance Man For the Funk," the album shows an artist eager to put his personal stamp on the sound he helped develop alongside Clinton, who co-wrote several of the tracks. Worrell takes the lead on vocals and keys, crafting bouncy cuts in the vein of Funkadelic ("Woo Together") and also slower, more vocal-driven songs like "I'll Be Here." Worrell would go on to play extensively with the Talking Heads in the 1980s and was eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, yet his debut record remains an enduring chapter in his storied legacy. After being out of print for 20 years, Get On Down is proud to present this rare, classic record as it was intended to be heard, with a new audio transfer direct from the original master tapes and packaged in a four-panel digipak.