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Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell
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George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell, Jr. (April 19, 1944 – June 24, 2016) was an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. He was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic. He was widely admired as one of the musicians who helped define funk as a musical style, but his interests and abilities spanned many genres.
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Bill Laswell / Bernie Worrell / Karsh Kale — Funkcronomic Bill Laswell / Bernie Worrell / Karsh Kale — Funkcronomic
(M.O.D. Technologies MODDS00028, 2016, DL)
Midday Veil — This Current Midday Veil — This Current
(Beyond Is Beyond BBIBR022, 2015, CD)
Praxis —  Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness) Praxis — Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness)
(M.O.D. Technologies MOD0005, 2008, CD)
Shine — Lightyears Shine — Lightyears
(ION 2021, 2007, CD)
Bernie Worrell — Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth Bernie Worrell — Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth
(MVDV4618, 2007, DVD)
Hans Fjellestad — Moog Hans Fjellestad — Moog
(Hollywood Records 018, 2005, DVD)
Shine (Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Shin Terai) — Heaven and Hell Shine (Buckethead, Bill Laswell, Shin Terai) — Heaven and Hell
(Innerhythmic INR016, 2004, CD)
Praxis — Tennessee 2004 Praxis — Tennessee 2004
(ROIR (Reachout International Records) RUSCD 8301, 2004/2007, CD)
James Blood Ulmer — Blue Blood James Blood Ulmer — Blue Blood
(Innerhythmic INR005, 2001, CD)
Arto Lindsay — Mundo Civilizado Arto Lindsay — Mundo Civilizado
(Bar/None AHAON-082, 1996, CD)
Cibo Matto — Viva! La Woman Cibo Matto — Viva! La Woman
(Warner Bros 9 45989-2, 1996, CD)
Jack Bruce — Cities of the Heart Jack Bruce — Cities of the Heart
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22428, 1994/2014, 2CD)
Material — Hallucination Engine Material — Hallucination Engine
(Axiom 315-518 351-2, 1994, CD)
Praxis — Sacrifist Praxis — Sacrifist
(Subharmonic SD 7002-2, 1993, CD)
Praxis — Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) Praxis — Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
(Axiom 314-512 338-2, 1992, CD)
Jack Bruce — A Question of Time Jack Bruce — A Question of Time
(Acadia ACAM 8155, 1989/2007, CD)
Talking Heads — Stop Making Sense Talking Heads — Stop Making Sense
(Sire 9 47489-2, 1984/1999, CD)
Talking Heads — Speaking in Tongues Talking Heads — Speaking in Tongues
(Rhino Records R2 76453, 1983/2006, CD)
Talking Heads — The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads Talking Heads — The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads
(Rhino Records R2 76489, 1982/2004, 2CD)
David Byrne — The Complete Score from the Broadway Production of David Byrne — The Complete Score from the Broadway Production of "The Catherine Wheel"
(Sire 3645-2, 1981/1990, CD)
Funkadelic — Uncle Jam Wants You Funkadelic — Uncle Jam Wants You
(Priority 72435-39379-2-8, 1979/2002, CD)
Funkadelic — One Nation under a Groove Funkadelic — One Nation under a Groove
(Priority 72435-39378-2-9, 1978/2002, CD)
Funkadelic — Hardcore Jollies Funkadelic — Hardcore Jollies
(Priority 72435-39377-2-0, 1976/2002, CD)
Funkadelic — Tales of Kidd Funkadelic Funkadelic — Tales of Kidd Funkadelic
(Westbound WBCD-77227, 1976/2005, CD)
Funkadelic — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On Funkadelic — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On
(Westbound WBCD 771001, 1974/2005, CD)
Funkadelic — Cosmic Slop Funkadelic — Cosmic Slop
(Westbound WBCD-772022, 1973/2005, CD)
Funkadelic — America Eats Its Young Funkadelic — America Eats Its Young
(Westbound WBCD 772020, 1972/2005, CD)
Funkadelic — Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow Funkadelic — Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow
(Westbound WBCD-772001, 1970/2005, CD)

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