Parlet


Parlet

Infobox musical artist
Name = Parlet



Img_capt = Parlet in 1979
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Origin = Detroit, MI
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Genre = Funk, soul
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Years_active = 1978 - 1980
Label = Casablanca
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Past_members = Mallia Franklin, Debbie Wright, Jeanette Washington, Shirley Hayden, Janice Evans

Parlet was a female spinoff group from P-Funk formed by veteran background vocalists Mallia Franklin, Jeanette Washington and Debbie Wright. Washington and Wright were the first female members in Parliament-Funkadelic in 1975.

The trio recorded the first of 3 albums for Casablanca, "Pleasure Principle" in 1978. Debbie Wright was replaced by Shirley Hayden in the spring of 1978. Parlet toured with Bootsy's Rubber Band in the summer of 1978 and with P-Funk and The Brides of Funkenstein in Europe in the winter of 1978. Mallia Franklin was replaced by Janice Evans in 1979. Their second album "Invasion Of The Booty Snatchers" was released in April, 1979, recorded half by Franklin, half by Evans. Parlet toured the massive Funk Festivals in the summer of 1979. Their last album was "Play Me Or Trade Me" in 1980. Evans' sister, Gwen Dozier had a short stint as a Parlet in their last days.


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