Uncle Jam Wants You

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Uncle Jam Wants You<b> is an album by Funkadelic.

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Significance

In some ways, "Uncle Jam Wants You" (a reference to the "Uncle Sam wants you!" US Army recruitment posters) is a more militant sequel to the previous album, One Nation Under a Groove. Whereas that album described an ideal country ruled by Funk, "Uncle Jam" actually attempts to provoke the conversion into Funkadelia. Its purpose is also (as the cover claims) to "rescue dance music from the blahs." The cover art depicts George Clinton in a Huey Newton-Black Panthers pose, reflecting the more martial lyrical themes of the album.

Track Listing

  1. Freak of the Week (George Clinton Sr., P. Bishop, Dewayne McKnight)
  2. (Not Just) Knee Deep (George Clinton Junior)
  3. Uncle Jam (Clinton Sr, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell)
  4. Field Maneuvers (D. Clinton???, D Clinton???)
  5. Holly Wants to Go to California (Clinton Sr., Bernie Worrell)
  6. Foot Soldiers (Star Spangled Funky) (Clinton Sr., Jim Vitti)


Personnel

Credited as the Funkadelic Rescue Dance Band:

Critical Response

  • "Uncle Jam Wants You takes not merely a more daring musical approach but a more forthright political stance" The All Music Guide (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=SEARCH&sql=A3srj283c056a)

External links

  • the Motherpage (http://www.duke.edu/~tmc/motherpage/albums_funkadelic/alb-unclejam.html)
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