George Clinton & P-Funk All Stars Tear the Roof Off NPR's 'Tiny Desk' Concert Series: Watch

George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars perform on NPR's Tiny Desk
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George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars perform on NPR's Tiny Desk

Funk music legend George Clinton stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series with The P-Funk All Stars recdently to perform a three-song setlist of classic funk hits. 

Starting off with 1974's classic "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On" Clinton and his 8-member entourage played their way through a powerful and funky performance that included backup vocals from the funketeer's grandchildren: Tonysha, Patavian and Tairee.

Dressed to the nines in a unique style that appeared to be a mix of leather and acid washed jean material, the group then performed their 1978 hit “One Nation Under A Groove," which inspired the typically sedate audience of NPR staff members to happily sing and clap along.

NPR’s Abby O’Neill described the group as “a constant thread throughout P-Funk's long lineage and the myriad iterations the band has undergone in its 50-plus years” and that comment proved true when they performed their final song, their iconic 1976 hit "Give up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker).”

To see the full funktastic performance, look below.


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