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Parliament - Osmium album flac

Performer: Parliament
Title: Osmium
Country: US
Released: 1970
Style: P.Funk
Rating: 4.2
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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 September 1970 on Invictus Records. The original vinyl release contained a glossy lyric sheet.

Parliament ‎– Osmium. Originally released on Invictus Records 1970. Tracks 1-10 album Osmium (US, ST 7302/UK SVT 100/1971). Track 1 (US single A-side-IS9077/1971). Track 3 (US single B-side-IS9077/1971).

Album · 1970 · 17 Songs. See All. Chocolate City. The Best of Parliament - Give Up the Funk.

Osmium - Студийный альбом от Parliament. В альбом вошло 38 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 02:54:09. Little Ole Country Boy. 03:58. I Call My Baby Pussycat. Nothing Before Me but Thang. Oh Lord, Why Lord/Prayer. Put Love in Your Life.

Things get going with an appropriately leering start, thanks to "I Call My Baby Pussycat," which makes something like "What's New, Pussycat?" seem like innocent, chaste conversation.

The Parliament album entitled Osmium was released on Invictus Records in 1970, and was later reissued on CD with non-album tracks as both Rhenium and First Thangs. Osmium featured a mostly psychedelic soul sound that was more similar to the Funkadelic albums of the period than to the later Parliament albums. The song "The Breakdown" was released separately as a single, and reached on the R&B charts in 1971. The album Up for the Down Stroke was released in 1974, with Chocolate City following in 1975. Both performed strongly on the Billboard R&B charts and were moderately successful on the Pop charts.

This album has an average beat per minute of 111 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 74/165 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 I Call My Baby Pussycat
Written-By – W. Wilson*, E. Hazel*, G. Clinton*
A2 Put Love In Your Life
Written-By – G. Clinton*, V. Lewis*
A3 Little Ole Country Boy
Written-By – Ruth Copeland
A4 Moonshine Heather
Written-By – G. Clinton*
A5 Oh Lord, Why Lord / Prayer
Written-By – P. Trim*, Ruth Copeland
B1 My Automobile
Written-By – C. Haskins*, G. Clinton*
B2 Nothing Before Me But Thang
Written-By – E. Hazel*, E. Harris*, G. Clinton*
B3 Funky Woman
Written-By – G. Worrell*, G. Clinton*
B4 Livin' The Life
Written-By – W. Wilson*, G. Clinton*
B5 The Silent Boatman
Written-By – Ruth Copeland

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
  • Produced For – B.C. Child Productions, Inc.
  • Recorded At – HDH Sound Studios


  • Band – Calvin*, Fuzzy*, George*, Grady*, Raymond*
  • Engineer – L.T. Horn*
  • Mastered By – Bob Dennis
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Evan Soldinger
  • Producer – George Clinton, Ruth Copeland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): SMX 37231 2A
  • Matrix / Runout (B): SMX 37232 2B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ST-7302 Parliament Osmium ‎(LP, Album) Invictus ST-7302 US 1970
44008 Parliament Osmium ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Earmark 44008 Italy 2003
644008 Parliament Osmium ‎(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Earmark 644008 Italy 2003
ST-7302 Parliament Osmium ‎(LP, Album) Invictus ST-7302 US Unknown
none Parliament Osmium ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) The Loathed Sound Department none US 2018

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