The Best of Parlet

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A collection spanning the short recording lifespan (three albums) of Parlet, one of the offshoot groups from George Clinton's P-Funk mob. Both major lineups of singers in the group are present on this album (the group used one lineup for the first album, then an altered one for the next two), with the earlier group handling four songs, and the later form handling the rest. Really, the group is more notable as background vocalists for the Parliament/Funkadelic endeavors. These tunes, penned mainly by Clinton, work well on the strengths of the vocalists, despite being largely forgettable. For anyone curious about the funk, there are countless other albums available that would be better introductions (notably the Give up the Funk compilation of Parliament). This album serves its purpose well, but that purpose is really just the enjoyment of hardcore fans and collectors.

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