The Bernie Worrell Interview"





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slammin 9: AND BILLY NELSON
EVENT Host: UH, WHAT'S HAPPENING CC? THEY STILL CALL IT THE WHITE HOUSE BUT THAT'S A TEMPORARY CONDITION, TOO. CAN YOU DIG IT, CC?

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EVENT Host: With the recent resurgence of FUNK into the mainstream of popular music, Bernie has chosen this point in time to launch his latest musical endeavor: Bernie Worrell & the WOO Warriors
EVENT Host: The WOO'' Warriors.include; Dave Fiuczynski, La Mar Mitchell, Van Romaine, Winston Royce
EVENT Host: Bernie’s group "Bernie Worrell & The WOO Warriors" will funk in the New Year's at The Cooler, 416 West 14th Street, NY, NY. Opening for BW&WW with be Vernon Reid's Encryption Society!!!
Funkoverlord: i want to wish everyone happy Kwanzaa

EVENT Host: TO EACH HIS REACH AND IF I DON'T COP, IT AIN'T MINE TO HAVE BUT I'LL BE REACHIN' FOR YA 'CAUSE I LOVE YA, CC. RIGHT ON.
slammin 9: GET UP FOT HE DOWN STROKE!!!

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Swamp Rabbit: Greetings....Mr. Worrell...
Funky Moon: Hey Bernie!!!
Funkoverlord: welcome Bernie!!!!
A MYSTIC 1: welcome Mr. Worrell.....
Forevr Urs: ~~~ Welcome to Music Urban, Bernie WOO ~~
Swamp Rabbit: It is an honor to have you here....
SmuthJazz: Wassup Bernie....... Happy KWANZA
Hena2000: Hi Bernie :)
slammin 9: BERNIE..WHAT UP?
Swamp Rabbit: You da man !!!
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BernieWOO: Ok, this is Bernie -- sorry for the delay
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BernieWOO: Thank you for inviting me
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BernieWOO: Happy Kwanzaa to you SmuthJazz


EVENT Host: HERE IS THE FIRST QUESTION....

EVENT Host: Hena2000:Bernie, i'm a grande admirer of your work and i know u have worked with many artists in the past..i was wondering if there was anyone that u would like 2 work with that u haven't.
BernieWOO: I'd like to work with Ray Charles (for one), Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana.......

EVENT Host: DARKSTAR NY: wasn't Bernie in Talking Heads for awhile?
BernieWOO: For about four years, then I worked with Jerry Harrison's solo project (Casual Gods)

EVENT Host: Serpens: Bernie, are you or anyone else from the groups going to write a biography?
BernieWOO: One day, yes, I will. The only other person I know of, for now, is Billy Bass.

EVENT Host: groovedude:Bernie...do you remember laying down some tracks earlier this year with a little white dude named scott at the city college near amsterdam ave?
BernieWOO: Yes, I do, very much -- the "whirlwind"!!

Funky Moon: FUNK TRIVIA chats are held regularly on Monday at 11PM EST - here in the Music-Urban Sounds FUNK room!

EVENT Host: TT4U: What is your current relationship with George Clinton?
BernieWOO: There is none, thank you!

EVENT Host: Funky Moon:I've heard rumors that the band was ripped off during the 70's, would you like to comment on that?
BernieWOO: The band has been ripped off through the '70's, 80's and 90's...same as it ever was!


EVENT Host: DJFD1: What do u think of all the rappers sampling P-Funk cuts?
BernieWOO: I think it's a great tribute to those who created the original idea; however, if the original artist got paid, I would feel a lot better about it.

EVENT Host: Funkoverlord:Bernie, how do you feel about the exploitation of Black music??
BernieWOO: I feel people should go to seminars, get in touch with the Black Rock Coalition to learn as much knowledge as they can to help thwart exploitation.

EVENT Host: slammin 9:BERNIE.I'M A FRIEND OF LAMAR MITCHELL'S..MY NAME IS RONEY (DRUMMER)I'M LOOKING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH BOOGIE...IS HE STILL LOCAL?
BernieWOO: I don't know where Boogie's home base is...I hear Europe. He's moving around.

EVENT Host: Hena2000:Bernie, P-Funk was always a dynamic, slammin live band..who do u feel comes closest 2 capturing that "funk spirit" in 2day's music?
BernieWOO: I haven't seen too many of the new generation bands. Bootsy's New Rubber Band Featuring BW, for one!

EVENT Host: Swamp Rabbit:Mr. Worrell...I would like to acknowledge the very powerful and positive impact your music had on thousands of young Black males...especially in the 70's
BernieWOO: Thank you very much.

EVENT Host: A MYSTIC 1: first of all. thank you for taking the time to be here with us.second.. i would like to know how you and George Clinton met..and what was the major factor in your decision to join forces with him ?
BernieWOO: Thank you for the invitation. We met in the barbershop while getting my hair processed in the 60's. The major factor was the freedom to be able to play what I wanted to.

EVENT Host: AXIOM:l: Ayeb Djeng say HI & has MOOG 1130 percussion controller; know where to get sound module for it?
BernieWOO: No, I don't have any information on the MOOG 1130..don't know what it is. Maybe check with Rogue Music or ask Djabel.

EVENT Host: Serpens: Are you going to do a solo albums anytime in the future?
BernieWOO: I just finished my fifth solo CD, called "Free Agent". It will be released on Polystar in Japan, and Rykodisc everywhere else. In addition, I also just finished my first sample CD

Funkoverlord: Increase your knwledege and speak your piece on the Urban Sounds BB. It's all in there, Rap, Funk, Soul, and more. Jump:Urban Sounds BB


EVENT Host: Funkoverlord:Who are some of your musical influences, and who do you like to listen to?
BernieWOO: My musical influences include Ray Charles, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Thelonius Monk, to name a few. I like to listen to reggae mostly.

EVENT Host: Bernie is rightly considered a prodigy, visionary, legend, and musical virtuoso.

EVENT Host: Funky Moon:You and Herbie Hancock are my favorite Keyboardists. Do you feel electronic music has been a bad rap?
BernieWOO: No, I don't feel it's gotten a bad rap. I feel it's part of evolution which has to be.

EVENT Host: A MYSTIC 1 MR. Worrell..are you in contact with any of the former musicians/ vocalists that you played with during the p-funk era ? are there any plans for a "reunion' type concert, tours etc? Thx
BernieWOO: Off and on, yes....Dawn Silva, Lynn Mabry, Ray Davis, Grady Thomas...Fuzzy just sent a card. As for a "reunion" type concert, there aren't any plans that I know of.

Forevr Urs: Answers for the TRIVIA contest are provided by people who hang out in this room. They can be found on the bulletin board - JUMP: URBAN SOUNDS BB


EVENT Host: The Shaf: do you know the Late Show's Paul Shaffer?
BernieWOO: Yes, I've known Paul as a friend and colleague for almost fifteen years.

EVENT Host: DJFD1: but Bernie, don't they need P-Funk's permission to do that? Sampling I mean?
BernieWOO: No, they need the permission of the publisher, as I understand it.

EVENT Host: Swamp Rabbit My first live P-FUNK experience was in 74/75 where I saw the group perform at the Sugar Shack off of Boston Common. Do you remember playing there?
BernieWOO: Yes, I played there many, many times...it was like a home base type-thing.

EVENT Host: Funkoverlord: Bernie, I really admire the work that the folks at Axiom do. How did your relationship begin with Bill Laswell?
BernieWOO: Can't remember who introduced us but the relationship kept growing after I worked with him on a recording date.

EVENT Host: RAEKWONblk22:HOW DOES BERNIE WORRELL FEEL ABOUT HIPHOP ARTISTS OVER SAMPLING FUNKADELIC RECORDS?
BernieWOO: Who said it's "over-sampling"

EVENT Host: Funkoverlord:Can you explain the relationship between James Brown band members and the P-Funk crew?
BernieWOO: A high admiration society on both ends!!
Funky Moon: FUNK CHATS are held regularly in this room on Monday and Thursday at 11 PM EST.

EVENT Host: Serpens: Besides the band you have right now, are you currently writing for or trying to bring any other groups out too?
BernieWOO: At the moment, I'm just writing for the WOO Warriors and intend on doing production on other projects in the near future.

EVENT Host: A MYSTIC 1: Mr. Worrell...what was your favorite Parliament /Funkadelic jam ?
BernieWOO: My favorite was "Flashlight"

EVENT Host: Swamp Rabbit:Mr. Worrell...did you know that in 75 at MIT... in Cambridge, Massachusetts...we named our dorm Chocolate City!...And still carries the name to this day...
BernieWOO: No -- I didn't know that but I hope everything was sweet!

Funkoverlord: The best triva game in cyberspace is in the Urban Sounds Funk room on Monday nights at 11pm est. Jump :Chat, go to Music-Urban Sounds, then find the Funk chat room!!

EVENT Host: Funkoverlord: Are you interested in doing TV or Film scores?
BernieWOO: Yes, I am. I've done one film score already (Car 54, Where Are You) and Bootsy and I did one song for the Friday Soundtrack and I'd like to collaborate with as many different artists as I can soon

EVENT Host: LAST QUESTION.....FOR BERNIE.....

EVENT Host: Serpens: Out of all the concerts you played in...which I know was many. Was there one in particular that stood out the most? And why?
BernieWOO: When we sold out the LA Coliseum for the first time (late '70's). Seeing a sea of cars advancing on the Coliseum as we were on our way back from sound check was mindblowing.


BernieWOO: Good funkin' folks and keep the funk alive!! Bye!

EVENT Host: THANK YOU FOR HANGING OUT WITH US TONIGHT IN THE FUNK ROOM BERNIE...
EVENT Host: EVERYBODY THANK BERNIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TT4U: On behalf of Urban Sounds, I would like to thank Bernie and Judie worrell For their time.
Swamp Rabbit: You da man....
A MYSTIC 1: THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forevr Urs: Goodnite Bernie Woo!!!
HALFull: I was so nice it's frightening
Funkoverlord: PEACE ....
Funkoverlord: Thanks Woo!!! Peace




BernieWOO: You're welcome, bye!

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TT4U: Well guys...we did it..
A MYSTIC 1: event hosts.......BIG ^5 ........THX
Swamp Rabbit: Really good show!
Funky Moon: Thanks HOST & TT4U!!!
Forevr Urs: Thanks Host & TT4U!!!
TT4U: Yeah we will have another one soon, have to finalize.
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DJFD1: that chat was awesome!




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