Uncle Jam Wants You is the eleventh studio album by American funk band Funkadelic. It was originally released by Warner Bros. Records on September 21, 1979, and was later reissued on CD by Charly Groove Records and Priority Records. It was produced by George Clinton under the alias Dr. Funkenstein. It is the first Funkadelic album since America Eats Its Young in 1972 not to sport a cover illustrated by Funkadelic artist Pedro Bell, though Bell did contribute some interior artwork
Uncle Jam Wants You (8-Trk, Album). Uncle Jam Wants You (LP, Album, RE, Gat). GRLP 103. UK & Europe.
The main goal is the cover subtitle's stated claim to "rescue dance music 'from the blahs,'" and "Uncle Jam" itself does a pretty funny job at doing that, starting out like a parody of patriotic recruitment ads before hitting its full, funky stride. It's still very much a disco effort, but one overtly spiking the brew even more than before with P-Funk's own particular recipe, mock drill instructors calling out dance commands and so forth.
Uncle Jam Wants You was the band's 11th studio LP first released in 1979. More militant in tone than its predecessor One Nation Under A Groove, which described a Funk utopia, Uncle Jam's stated mandate was to "rescue dance music from the blahs" had a huge influence on the hip hop scene, notably the legendary Uncle Jamm's Army
Uncle Jam. Field Maneuvers. Holly Wants to Go to California. Foot Soldiers (Star-Spangled Funky).
Uncle Jam (2015 Remaster - Album Version). 04. Field Maneuvers (2015 Remaster - Instrumental). 05. Holly Wants to Go to California (2015 Remaster). Composers: Clinton - Worrell. 06. Foot Soldiers (Star Spangled Funky) (2015 Remaster). Composers: Clinton - Vitti.
Cause Uncle Jam wants you to join his army! Come on, y'all. Alright you mugs- this is Uncle Jam's army, see? And we're on groove maneuvers, see I don't want nobody sweatin' til I tell ya You gotta you gotta you got to Marching in the foxhole All right you mugs, so you want to dance? This is Uncle Jam's army, and we're on groove maneuvers, see You've got to join Uncle Jam's army.
Funkadelic - Uncle Jam. Terms of Service.
first Funkadelic album since America Eats Its Young in 1972 not to sport a cover illustrated by Funkadelic artist Pedro Bell, though Bell did contribute some interior artwork Uncle Jam Wants You was the second Funkadelic album to be certified gold The album peaked at number two on the Billboard Soul album chart. 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 group's 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".
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|A1||Freak Of The Week
Written-By – D. McKnight*, G. Clinton*, P. Bishop*
|A2||(Not Just) Knee Deep
Written-By – G. Clinton Jr.*
Written-By – B. Worrell*, G. Shider*, G. Clinton*, W. Collins*
Written-By – D. Clinton*
|B3||Holly Wants To Go To California
Written-By – B. Worrell*, G. Clinton*
|B4||Foot Soldiers (Star-Spangled Funky)
Written-By – G. Clinton*, J. Vitti*
- Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records
- Distributed By – WEA Records Ltd.
- Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse
- Recorded At – United Sound Systems
- Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering
- Mastered At – Strawberry Mastering
- Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
- Published By – Rubber Band Music
- Artwork – April ("Baby" Freakalene) Wildflower*, Pedro "Capt'n Draw" Bell*
- Backing Vocals [Additional] – Greg Boyer, James Wesley*, Gerome Rogers*, Jessica Cleaves, Lige Curry, Linda Brown, Mallia Franklin, Philippe Wynne
- Bass – Cordell "Boogie" Mosson*, Rodney "Skeet" Curtis*
- Bass [Additional] – Billy Nelson, Jeff Bunn*, William Collins*
- Design [Album Design] – April*, George Clinton, Pedro Bell
- Drums – Larry Fratangelo, Tyrone "Speedfeet" Lampkin*
- Drums [Additional] – Dennis Chambers, Tiki Fulwood, William Collins*
- Engineer – Jim Vitti, Steve Bishop
- Guitar – Eddie "Maggot Brain" Hazel*, Gary "DoWop" Shider*, Michael "Kidd Funkadelic" Hampton*
- Guitar [Additional] – Dewayne McKnight, Glen Goins, William Collins*
- Keyboards – Bernie (U.S.S. Woo!) Worrell*, J.S. Theracon
- Keyboards [Additional] – Gary Hudgins, Gerome Rogers*, Juni Morrison*
- Mastered By – Brian Gardner
- Photography By [Courtesy Of] – Diem M. Jones*
- Producer – Dr. Funkenstein
- Vocals – Dawn Silva, Gary "DoWop" Shider*, Uncle Jam Clinton*, Greg Thomas , Jeanette McGruder, Larry "Sir Nose" Heckstall*, Michael "Clip" Payne*, Ray "Stingray" Davis*, Ron "Prophet" Ford*, Sheila Horn*
Notes© 1979 A Warner Bros. Recording.
Outer sleeve printed by Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.
Mastered at (original mastering) Allen Zentz Recording, Hollywood.
Mastered at (UK mastering) Strawberry Mastering.
All tracks published by Warner Bros. Music Ltd. except B1 Rubber Band Music.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): K 56712 A-1 S2 STRAWBERRY
- Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): K 56712 B-1 EG S- 8 STRAWBERRY
|BSK 3371||Funkadelic||Uncle Jam Wants You (LP, Album, Mon)||Warner Bros. Records||BSK 3371||US||1979|
|BSK 3371||Funkadelic||Uncle Jam Wants You (LP, Album, Win)||Warner Bros. Records||BSK 3371||US||1979|
|CDGR 103||Funkadelic||Uncle Jam Wants You (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Charly Records||CDGR 103||UK||1996|
|SNAP 273 CD||Funkadelic||Uncle Jam Wants You (CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial)||Charly Records||SNAP 273 CD||Russia||2003|
|4260||Funkadelic||Uncle Jam Wants You (Cass, Album, Unofficial)||747||4260||Saudi Arabia||Unknown|