AMERICAN MUSIC

George Clinton’s Funky American Banjo

In 1978, his funk anthem ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ screamed loud

'bumpyjonas…
3 min readApr 7, 2024

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The Old Plantation, c. 1785–1795, the earliest known American painting to picture a banjo-like instrument, which shows a four-string instrument with its 4th (thumb) string shorter than the others; thought to depict a plantation in Beaufort County, South Carolina

As Beyonce shakes up the world of country music and popular music with her latest album, “Cowboy Carter,” few remember or and many were not even alive when George Clinton creatively used a banjo in his most famous record, “One Nation Under…

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