Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. What you do is much appreciated and deserves a lifetime of care and devotion from your youngun’s. This particular post is a follow up to my post on the George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic concert I attended at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland, California, back at the end of March. Calvin Lincoln of Soul School television and myself got to interview Jeff “Cherokee” Bunn, P Funk bassist, at their hotel in Oakland the day after the show. I was not familiar with Cherokee prior to meeting him, but I was familiar with the Brides of Funkenstien, and Calvin’s assertion that the band the Brides took on their tours in 1978/79, were SERIOUS competition for the main P-Funk outfit, featuring people such as Junie Morrison, Blackbyrd McKnight, and as I was to find out recently, “Cherokee”. Cherokee turned out to be a very warm, welcoming individual, whom it was a pleasure to meet, and I feel greatful I had the oppurtunity to meet him briefly and learn about P-Funk and some other life lessons from him. So for those living out of the Bay Area, here are clips from the SoulSchool interview with Cherokee. Enjoy!
May 12, 2013 · 6:05 pm