Eddie Hazel

Edward Earl Hazel

Also known as E Hazel, E. Hazel, E. Hazell, E. Hazle, E.Hazel, Ed Hazel, Eddie "Maggot Brain" Hazel, Eddie "Smedley Smorganoff" Hazel, Eddie "Smedley Smorganoof" Hazel, Eddie 'Maggot Brain' Hazel, Eddie 'Smedley Smorganoff' Hazel, Eddie Hazel, The, Eddie Hazle, Eddy Hazel, Edward Earl Haxel, Edward Earl Hazel, Edward Hazel, G. Cook, G. Hazel, G. Shider, Hazel, Hazel, Eddie
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.thefunkstore.com/EddieHazel-Memorial.html

Discography of Eddie Hazel:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Rest In P 10 Audio 1994 P-Vine Records
2 Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs 7 Audio 1977 Warner Bros. Records
3 Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs 7 Audio 2006 Collectors' Choice Music
4 Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs 12 Audio 2004 Rhino Handmade
5 Maggot Brain / California Dreamin / From The Bottom Of My Soul 3 Audio 2008
6 Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs 7 Audio Warner Bros. Records
7 California Dreamin' 2 Audio 1977 Warner Bros. Records
8 Aqua Boogie Tour 3 Audio 2010 TheFunkStore.com
9 Jams From The Heart 4 Audio 2010 JDC Records
10 Jams From The Heart 4 Audio 2012-08-15 JDC Records
11 Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs 7 Audio 1977 Warner Bros. Records
12 Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs 7 Audio 2012 Real Gone Music
13 Game, Dames & Guitar Thangs 7 Audio Warner Bros. Records


For the jazz journalist, use [a=Ed Hazell].

For the jazz/blues guitarist, use [a=Eddie Hazell].

Eddie Hazel, b. 10 April 1950 Brooklyn, NY, was one of the original Parliament / Funkadelic members in the beginning of the 70’s. He’s probably the first lead guitarist to play hard-rock / funk fusion twenty years before Living Colour, Fishbone or the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

With great solos like on the legendary « Maggot brain », it is obvious that Eddie Hazel is the biggest funk guitar-hero and his influence on other funk guitarists (even in the P.Funk camp) is indeniable.

His involvement with the George Clinton posse became less preeminent in the 80’s when P.Funk turn more electro-funk oriented and after some drug problems.

Eddie Hazel died on 23 december 1992 at the age of 42.

He has released one solo record for Warner Brothers in 1977 and one posthumous CD was released (as well as unreleased material on several recordings) in 1994.


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