|The Flashlight||One Nation's
Groova-dactic Holiday Gift Giving Guide
by Melissa A. Weber
Jeannie Reynolds, Cherries, Bananas, and Other Fine Things, 1976, Casablanca
Get this 1976 rarity for the serious funkateer in your life. It features (get this) Bernie Worrell, Bootsy Collins, Garry Shider, Glenn Goins, Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, and Tiki Fulwood. Hell, even Michael Henderson plays on here. Phew! 
Michael Henderson, Wide Reciever, 1980, Buddah.
Is your friend obsessed with the Brides? Tell 'em "I bet ya don't have this one!" From 1980, it features Brides of Funkenstein members Sheila Horne and Jeanette McGruder. 
Albert King, King Albert, 1977, Tomato.
Funkateers with the blues will love this gift from you. It features Bernie Worrell, Glenn Goins, Larry Fratangelo, and all of the Horny Horns. 
Bohannon, Bohannon Fever, 1982, Phase II.
This strange, but very cool, release should be given to who we call "the conceited funkateer"-- your well-meaning friend who loves to brag about his or her super extensive P-Funk collection. Put this under their tree and you'll have the last laugh. Features weird and wonderful collaborations with Garry Shider and "Sting"Ray Davis. 
The Dells, New Beginnings, 1978, ABC.
This album includes no P-Funk performances, but does have very unusual covers of "I Wanna Testify" and "All Your Goodies are Gone" as arranged by George Clinton himself. 
Johnnie Taylor, Eargasm, 1976, Columbia.
Get this for those Bootsy and Bernie fans. Features eargasmic performances from Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, and Glenn Goins -- especially on "Disco Lady!" 
Rudy Copeland, 1978, Fantasy.
Horny Horns enthusiasts, watch out! This one includes performances and arrangements by Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Richard "Kush" Griffith, and Rick Gardner.