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 Post subject: CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON*RIP*Oct 16th,1952 – April 18th 2013
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:29 am 
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I just happened to come across this today as i'm on vacation and just taking my time to look around for stuff.....

Then following is a tribute by P-Funk keyboardist Danny Bedrosian

Cordell “Boogie” Mosson (official name: Cardell Mosson) was born October 16, 1952. A good friend of Garry Shider, the two left Plainfield, New Jersey in their teens to go to Canada. They joined a band called United Soul, which came to the attention of George Clinton, who had known Shider as a youth in Plainfield. In 1971 Clinton produced several tracks by United Soul with input from members of Funkadelic. The songs “I Miss My Baby” and “Baby I Owe You Something Good” were released as a one-off single by Westbound Records in 1971 under the group name U.S. Music with Funkadelic. All the tracks recorded with Clinton in 1971 were released by Westbound in 2009 as the album U.S. Music With Funkadelic. After producing United Soul, Clinton then invited Mosson and Shider to join Parliament-Funkadelic. Two United Soul songs were rerecorded on later Funkadelic albums with Mosson as a member.

Mosson was a prominent contributor to albums by both Funkadelic and Parliament from 1972 until the dissolution of the two groups in the early 1980s, and was the featured on-stage bassist for Parliament-Funkadelic after Bootsy Collins went solo. While Collins is more widely remembered as the P-Funk bassist, Mosson’s contributions were arguably as numerous and are well regarded by fans. Mosson also appeared in the movie PCU as himself, in 1994.

His name as spelled on his birth certificate is Cardell Mosson, and “Cordell” is a common misspelling in the notes for most of the Parliament-Funkadelic albums on which he appeared. Mosson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen other members of Parliament-Funkadelic.

CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON, the ultimate FUNK theologian, one of P-FUNK’s most pivotal and vital musicians (bass, guitar, drums and vocals), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, and one of my teachers, has passed away today. We lost more information, lessons, and vast rare funk knowledge today, then most learn in a lifetime. Much like the last of the samurai, the end of the era of the pyramid builders, and the passing of an age, vast sums of knowledge are now lost. For those few of us to have studied under him (Boog’s tenure with P-funk starts in 1971, and his Plainfield NJ roots go back much further, giving him preponderance in the P-Funk histories), we must go on with the knowledge we have been imparted by Boog’s far seeing vision of funk theory. Boog’s knowledge and understanding of Rhythm, the ONE, the Pocket, and the FEEL of P-FUNK, was UNMATCHED. We in Parliament-Funkadelic, wish to send our prayers to Boog’s family, and with extreme sadness, we say our worldly goodbye to our brother, our uncle, our friend, our teacher, our valued, trusted, master of musical expression: CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON (October 16th, 1952 – April 18th, 2013)

Hang on..... to my guitar......BABA!!

************Little Star***********

 Post subject: Re: CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON*RIP*Oct 16th,1952 – April 18th 2
 Post Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 16:23:15 -0400

First off let me say that I mean no disrespect.
But Cordell "Boogie" Mosson of P-Funk's funeral this morning was off the

First of all it was in Plainfield, NJ.
And Plainfield is truly home of the FUNK.
I mean where else can you go and the minister is a stone cold funkateer.
I have heard of a minister speaking in "tongues."
But this is the first time I have ever seen a minister speak in P-Funk
lingo :)

Or tell the congregation that the theme of the service was "STANDING ON
THE VERGE" and it was time for everybody to "GET IT ON."

Or tell us the story of how Boogie taught a group of young musicians
(including himself) at the "clubhouse" how to play all of the individual
instrumental parts of "One Nation Under a Groove," on the fly just
before a local talent show back in the 1970's.

His eulogy was so FUNKIN spectacular, that I dare not even try to repeat
I can't possibly do it justice.
Our friend Daryl Moon was in the house, shooting some video, so perhaps
it will one day make an appearance on the internet.

Dr. Brookenstien was also in the house.
So was Tim Kinsley.
Idella Madison.
And many other "funk soldiers" that I have known over the years.

Special props go out to our friend Blanche Valentine.
She is far too humble to say it.
And I won't go into the details.
But if not for her intervention, this funeral might not have taken place
at all.
(and I will leave it at that)

Boogies wife spoke.
George's granddaughter spoke.
One of Boogie's longtime friends, a police officer from Lakewood, NJ

And then there was the band....it was a full blown funk band.
(minus horns, but including a 12 string guitarist....lol)

Just a bunch of local guys from Plainfield. But if you know musicians
from Plainfield, then you know that it is going to be the bomb. Those of
you from the DC area are familiar with the P-Funk cover band "Clones of

(This makeshift band of musicians from Plainfield would smoke the
"Clones of Funk.")

They played a P-Funk greatest hits set (at low volume) all during the
proceeding.> Swing Low..
Standing on the Verge
Knee Deep
P-Funk (Want's To Get Funked Up)
And more...
And then at the end the minister told the band to "cut loose."
And they did.
They "tore the roof off the sucka" as the casket was wheeled up the
center aisle of the church & out the door, as it make it's way out to> the hearse.

And as the folks on both sides of the church filtered out of the church
behind the casket, they did so "with a glide in their stride & an dip in
their hip."

What a way to go out.
I know that Boogie was smilin!!!!

I've never seen such a sight before.
But I'll tell you what...
...now that I have seen it.

(That's what I want at my funeral)

RIP Cordell "Boogie" Mosson

**** ....and that is what a going home service is supposed to be like. It is a celebration of life.
Np: Just Over in the Glory Land
Kevin Amos tha Funkoverlord

Hang on..... to my guitar......BABA!!

************Little Star***********

 Post subject: Re: CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON*RIP*Oct 16th,1952 – April 18th 2
 Post Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:46 am 

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Thanks Little Star.

 Post subject: Re: CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON*RIP*Oct 16th,1952 – April 18th 2
 Post Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:36 pm 
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cordell's discography from wikipedia: (this man was all over the place!!)

Parliament discography

• Osmium
• Up for the Down Stroke
• Chocolate City
• Mothership Connection
• The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
• Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
• Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
• Motor Booty Affair
• Gloryhallastoopid
• Trombipulation

Funkadelic discography
• Funkadelic
• Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow
• Maggot Brain
• America Eats Its Young
• Cosmic Slop
• Standing on the Verge of Getting It On
• Let's Take It to the Stage
• Tales of Kidd Funkadelic
• Hardcore Jollies
• One Nation Under a Groove
• Uncle Jam Wants You
• Connections & Disconnections
• The Electric Spanking of War Babies
• Live: Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan – 12th September 1971
• By Way of the Drum
• Toys
• U.S. Music With Funkadelic

George Clinton and
• Computer Games
• Urban Dancefloor Guerillas
• You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish
• Some of My Best Jokes Are Friends
• R&B Skeletons in the Closet
• The Mothership Connection - Live from Houston
• The Cinderella Theory
• Live at the Beverly Theater
• Hey, Man, Smell My Finger
• Dope Dogs
• Mothership Connection Newberg Session
• T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M.
• Live 1976–1993
• How Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent?
• George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love

Bootsy Collins
• Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band
• Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
• Bootsy? Player of the Year
• This Boot is Made for Fonk-N
• Ultra Wave
• The One Giveth, the Count Taketh Away
• What's Bootsy Doin'?
• Jungle Bass
• Blasters of the Universe
• Lord of the Harvest
• Keepin' Dah Funk Alive 4-1995
• Fresh Outta 'P' University
• Live in Louisville 1978
• Play With Bootsy
• Live In Concert 1998
• Live in Oklahoma 1976
• Christmas Is 4 Ever
• Tha Funk Capital of the World

Eddie Hazel
• Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs
• Rest in P

The Horny Horns
• A Blow for Me, a Toot to You
• Say Blow by Blow Backwards
• The Final Blow

Bernie Worrell
• All the Woo in the World
• Funk of Ages
• Pieces Of Woo: The Other Side
• Blacktronic Science
• Free Agent: A Spaced Odyssey

The Brides of Funkenstein
• Funk or Walk
• Never Buy Texas from a Cowboy
• Live at the Howard Theatre

• Pleasure Principle
• Invasion of the Booty Snatchers
• Play Me or Trade Me

Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins
• A Whole Nother Thang (1976)
• Radio Active (1978)
• A Whole Nother Radio Active Thang (1994)

Ruth Copeland
• Self Portrait (1970)
• I Am What I Am (1971)
• Take Me To Baltimore (1976)

Mutiny • Mutiny on the Mamaship (1979)
• Funk Plus the One (1980)
• A Night Out With the Boys (1983)
• Aftershock 2005 (1996)

Other spinoffs • Quazar (1978)
• Sweat Band (1980)
• Federation of Tackheads (1985)
• Lifestyles of the Roach and Famous (1988)
• Out of the Dark (1993)
• Heavy Metal Funkason (1998)

Filmography • The Night Before
• Parliament-Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove
• George Clinton: The Mothership Connection

Hang on..... to my guitar......BABA!!

************Little Star***********

 Post subject: Re: CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON*RIP*Oct 16th,1952 – April 18th 2
 Post Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:11 am 

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Thank you LittleStar!

 Post subject: Re: CORDELL “BOOGIE” MOSSON*RIP*Oct 16th,1952 – April 18th 2
 Post Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Beautiful dude..... Thank you for posting this.... ^_^

Peace through One Love, Soon Come.... :mrgreen:

"When the Black and White of a single-view world gets you down, simply appreciate the Green and lift your perspective."

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