LIGE CURRY - Bass
Since age ten, LIGE CURRY has been playing and singing. He started out singing and then shortly after that, playing BASS guitar for his aunts, uncle, and grandfathers church in Flint Michigan where there were very cold winters. Therefore, the only thing to do was
to deal with the cold and stay inside, play and pretend.
"The church was one of the only outlets to perform or show off your talent. OTHER THAN THAT, it
was the times when my folks would have company over, and I would perform for all of them. Until it
was time to go to bed. It was great!"
Moving a few years later, to CLEVELAND, OHIO, Lige played in local bands. Afterwards, he graduated and attended two years at Central State University
majoring in music. Lige then left Cleveland for Los Angeles, California.
At the age of 22, Lige looking for work, hooked up with his cousin Michael Hampton who was already
working with the P-FUNK.
"I wanted to see what cuz was up to. P-FUNK was touring as always. So Mike asked GEORGE
CLINTON could I hang for a while he said sure. I met all the O.G.’S and got to jam around with the
band. They started to remember who I was pretty fast. It was a great sense of family in those days.
I got a job working on the staff and crew it was great! Soon after Skeet Curtis left the band for a
while and I was asked to play BASS GUITAR! I knew it was my chance to dance. So I took it. And I
will always be thankful for the JOB!"
Although Lige plays with GEORGE CLINTON’S P-Funk, he grew up listening to Larry Graham, Bootsy
Collins, Stanley Clark, Boogie Mosson, Billy Bass Nelson, Rusty Allen, Marcus Miller, Skeet Curtis, String,
Billy Cox, John Jones, M.Ndegeocello, John Patitucci. Norwood Fisher, Les Claypool, Ray Brown, Buster Williams, Verdine White, Robert Bell, Doug Wimbush,
Nathan East, Stuart Hamm, Jaco Pastorious.
Now that Lige has been in the music business for over 30 years, he looks towards the future. He has produced
many of his own productions including bass player,
Starr Cullars & her band! Starr's Funkrock bass. Other
projects include Michael Hampton's first C.D, as well as his own C.D, and albums by DRUGS., RX, 420fm with Clip Payne, NU PHOUND NATION, Frank Kash, Blackbyrd, Steve Boyd's sex Drugs & R&B, Bernie
Worrell's album and more.
Lige Curry has a list of Funky Folks He Worked with:
Starr Cullars band, 420fm band, Nu Phound Nation
Incorporated Thang Band, Sweat band, Sweat,
Our Gang Funky, Royal First Family, Donna Rollins
Electric Sparks, Funkadelic,, Bootsy The rubber band Parlet, The Brides of Funkenstien, Three, Stanly Jordan,
Phish, The other ones, Steve Washington, Walter Morrison, Sly Stone, Gary Cooper, Tracey Lewis, Ron Ford, Jimmie G, Phish, Jessica Cleaves, Sidney Barnes
Phillippe Wynne, Just to name a few!
The Best Nonstop Mix Compilation (1991)
The Casablanca Years 1974-1980 (2007)
Uncle Jam Wants You (1979)
The Electric Spanking of War Babies (1981)
Hardcore Funk Jam (1994)
The Best of Funkadelic 1976-1981 (1994)
Ultimate Funkadelic (1997)
The Very Best of Funkadelic 1976-1981 (1998)
The Best (1999)
Funk Gets Stronger (2000)
The Complete Recordings 1976-81 (2000)
The Original Cosmic Funk Crew (2000)
Cosmic Slop (2000)
Suitably Funky (2000)
The Whole Funk and Nothin' But the Funk: Definitive Funkadelic 1976-81 (2005)
First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate (2014)
The Naked Funk (2008)
Lige Curry The Naked Funk Project: All Around the World for the Funk (2014)
Other projects include:
Amp Fiddler, Paul Schaffer, Danny Bedrosian
Gotcha, Cacaphonic FM, Grand Slam, Moonchild