It's taken two years for me to produce a documentary called Funk Getting Ready To Roll, chronicling George Clinton and Funkadelic's adventures in Toronto in the early 70s. Clinton and company's three or so years living in Toronto gave them new ideas about music making and how to keep doing it. The Funk Mob never would have turned out as it did without these years of reckoning, and in doing so they developed a unique influence on popular music.
David Dacks is a Toronto based journalist and broadcaster. He is an assistant editor for Exclaim! Magazine and has contributed to the Grid, Spinner.com, Paste and CBC Music. He is also the Artistic Director of the Music Gallery, Toronto's Centre for Creative Music.
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