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Who Are The Parlettes?

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Hi All -

So George Clinton's first foray into an all-female group was with the group the Parlettes, which were featured as background singers on Roy Handy's single on Marton - "Accidental Love".

Based on a thread on here, it was my understanding that The Parlettes were in fact, The Pets (Betty Jean Taylor, Linda Hayles, Tamala Lewis).  Is that true?  

 

Also, assuming this is a totally un-related group on Jubilee with the same name:

http://www.discogs.com/Parlettes-Tonight-I-Met-An-Angel-Because-Were-Very-Young/master/634830

 

Any info appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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Betty Jean Taylor, Linda Hayles, and Tamala Lewis were The Parlettes at one time, but that group was around for several years and had a couple other members at other times, while they only had that one record (as far as I know) as The Pets released on Carnival.  The Parlettes were the female group in George Clinton's show, analogous to The Parliaments as his show's male group.  Tamala Lewis, Clinton's one-time ladyfriend, was in that group throughout their existence.

 

I'm pretty sure that The Parlettes on Jubilee had no connection with Clinton or his Parlettes group.  I'm sure that some big Clinton Funk fans can fill us in on The Parlettes' history.

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