Osmium is the debut album of American funk band Parliament, led by George Clinton. The album has a psychedelic soul sound with a spirit of experimentation that is more similar to early Funkadelic than the later R&B-inspired Parliament albums. It was originally released in July 1970 on Invictus Records.  The personnel for this album included the five Parliaments singers and the five backing musicians known as Funkadelic. The same personnel also recorded as Funkadelic, releasing that act's self-titled debut album also in 1970. After the release of Osmium, contractual difficulties prevented further recording under the name Parliament until 1974, when Clinton signed that act to Casablanca Records and positioned it as an R&B-inspired counterpoint to the more rock-oriented Funkadelic. The yodeling that arguably uniquely identifies one of De La Soul's early hits, "Potholes in My Lawn" (which eventually appeared on De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising), comes from Osmium's "Little Ole Country Boy".

 

Tracklist:

I Call My Baby Pussycat

Put Love In Your Life

Little Ole Country Boy

Moonshine Heather

Oh Lord, Why Lord / Prayer

My Automobile

Nothing Before Me But Thang

Funky Woman

Livin' The Life

The Silent Boatman

 

Label: Demon

Catalogue Number: DEMREC342

PARLIAMENT - OSMIUM

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