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RandB Skeletons in the Closet

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Released  1986
Length  43:24
Release date  1986
Recorded  1986
Artist  George Clinton
Label  Capitol Records
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Producers  George Clinton, Garry Shider
Genres  Funk, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop music, Electro, Electronic dance music
Similar  George Clinton albums, Funk albums

R&B Skeletons in the Closet is the fourth solo album by Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton. It was released in May 1986 by Capitol Records and was the last album that Clinton would record for the label. Recording sessions for the album utilized a small cadre of P-Funk musicians including Bootsy Collins, Garry Shider, and DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight, as well as the debut recorded appearance of former Miss America Vanessa L. Williams on the opening track "Hey Good Lookin'". R&B Skeletons in the Closet was produced by Clinton, Steve Washington, Shider, and Andre Jackson.


The album's concept deals with black musical artists attempts to "cross over" to white audiences and losing their core black audience in the process. R&B Skeletons in the Closet expands on the dance-funk sound of Clinton's previous solo albums, and it also incorporates elements of electro and hip hop music. The album was reissued on CD by Capitol Records in 1991, but went out of print shortly thereafter.

Track listing

  1. "Hey Good Lookin'" (Steve Washington, George Clinton, Garry Shider) (released as single Capitol 5602 and as a 12" single-Capitol 9729)
  2. "Do Fries Go with That Shake?" (Steve Washington, Sheila Washington, George Clinton) (released as single Capitol 5558 and as a 12" single-Capitol SPRO 9628)
  3. "Mix Master Suite: a) Startin' From Scratch, b) Counter Irritant, c) Nothin' Left To Burn" (George Clinton)
  4. "Electric Pygmies" (George Clinton)
  5. "Intense" (George Clinton) (originally featured on the soundtrack to the movie Iron Eagle)
  6. "Cool Joe" (Kevin Burke, Andre Jackson, George Clinton)
  7. "R&B Skeletons (In the Closet)" (George Clinton, David Spradley) (released as single Capitol 5642 and as a 12" single-Capitol V-15263)


  • Guitars: DeWayne McKnight, Bootsy Collins, Andre Williams, Stevie Salas, Jack Sherman
  • Bass: Steve Washington
  • Keyboards: Joseph Fiddler, Andre Williams, Gambas, ZO, Kevin Burke, Steve Washington, David Spradley
  • Saxophone and flute: Maceo Parker
  • Trombone: Fred Wesley
  • Piano: Ed Johnson, Gambas
  • Timbales: Lelan Zales
  • Drum Programming: Steve Washington, Fred Johnson, ZO
  • Scratch mix: Anthony Bryant
  • Mix-master orchestra: Ed Johnson, John Johnson, Paula Hachalter, Jim Hay, Murray Adler, William Reichenbach, Donald Ashworth, Rick Marotta
  • Vocals: Kevin Burke, Shirley Jackson, Pat Lewis, Sandra Feva, Jessica Cleaves, Garry Shider, Joe Harris, Michael Payne, Andre Williams, Vanessa L. Williams, Debra Barsha, Bootsy Collins, Sheila Washington, Stefan Frank, Steven Boyd, Lige Curry, Robert Johnson
  • Songs

    1Hey Good Lookin'6:02
    2Do Fries Go With That Shake!?6:32
    3Mix-Master Suite: a Startin' From Scratch - B Counter-Irritant - CNothin' Left to Burn8:39


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