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Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins is one of the all-time great funk and R&B bassists, besides being a consummate character. Born in Cincinnati, Collins formed the Pacesetters during the '60s, a unit that not only included vocalist Philippe Wynne (later of Spinners fame), but also George Clinton as a sideman. Collins and Clinton soon established a lifelong personal and musical friendship, and Collins and his comrades became part of the JB's, James Brown's backing band, from 1969 to 1971.

Collins' inspired, clever progressions and patterns were a vital part of such records as "Get Up, I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine." The group became the House Guests after departing the JB's, until Collins joined Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic empire in 1971. He co-wrote "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker" with Clinton and Jerome Brailey and established himself so effectively that Clinton urged him to form his own band. Bootsy's Rubber Band emerged in 1976, a spirited ensemble that included Collins' brother Phelps ("Catfish"), as well as fellow James Brown bandmembers Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker, Joel Johnson, Gary Cooper, Rick Gardner, and Richard Griffiths. (Collins also featured his alter egos "Bootzilla" and "Casper, the Friendly Ghost" as part of the stage act.)

Their debut LP, Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band, and their second release, Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! equalled anything issued during Clinton's peak period for idiomatic diversity, clever, bizarre humor, and outrageous lyrics. Both Ahh... and the third LP, Bootsy? Player of the Year, earned gold records and made it into the Top 20 on the pop charts. The single "Bootzilla" was his lone R&B chart topper in 1978, although "The Pinocchio Theory" also made the Top Ten.

Collins recorded as both a solo artist and with the Rubber Band in the '80s. He also did some special projects, such as a 1984 collaboration with Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads -- using the name Bonzo Goes to Washington -- that produced "5 Minutes (C-C-C-Club Mix)," featuring Ronald Reagan declaring nuclear war on the Soviet Union over a skittering rhythm track. In 1988, he returned on Columbia with the appropriately named What's Bootsy Doin'? In 1989, Bootsy was a member of the Bootzilla Orchestra on Malcolm McLaren's album Waltz Dancing. One year later, he became a featured guitarist and bassist with the dance music trio Deee-Lite, signed with 4th and Broadway, and also toured England with a group co-led by Parker and Wesley.

Bootsy's New Rubber Band released Blasters of the Universe in 1994, and Fresh Outta 'P' University followed four years later. Numerous Collins live shows and reissues appeared as the 21st century opened, and in 2006, the bassist actually released a Christmas album, Christmas Is 4 Ever, on Shout Records. In 2011, a conceptual album, The Funk Capital of the World, landed, featuring everyone from Ice Cube to Samuel L. Jackson on the guest list. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi
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Track List: Yummy, I Got The Muchies (Radio Single)

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What The Funk !!!!!!
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Baby boy put me up on this playa s**t
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Hip he is a MF
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I need some more funk
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THE GREATEST BASS PLAYER TO EVER WALK THE EARTH!!!
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Funk the world,yeah
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malinda.flow e r s
How can one man be sooooo funky? Gotta love Mr Bootsy Collins.
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kashmare.pla z e
A another baby maker song
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The prince of funk
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Oh I rather be with you
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sanelkrzalic
This s**t slaps
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smoking a jilla to this lol
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db_rollin64
Bootsy Collins..... C a n ' t Stay Away.... is my JAM in 2015!!!
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now this was one of the best ever the funk was we're it was u dig
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Yes! Bring in the New Year with your Funk Bootsy.
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cessex5
Coming to Howard Theater in DC this spring, can hardly wait. "We want Bootsy..."
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one bad mf, where is now, bootsy come back
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N.W.A. sampled this also!
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Ahhh bootsy baby!
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db_rollin64
I'd Rather Be With You... is my JAM!!
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I love Bootsy he's the greatest bassists ever he is the reason why I started playing bass that's 100.
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One nation under the grove, I want to get funked up!!!
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It brings memories from back in my days
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THIS is and was the s**t.... Bring back memories
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WWW dr. bootsy call 800 www 800 number bootsy top $$$?
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what's a telephone bill
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This is whats up!!!!
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Get down Bootsy
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I got funked up back in 1977 baby bubba
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This is old school . PAC made a remix of this . I reather be yo n**ga . Nate
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I was honored 2 meet Bootsy once, quite by accident, when I literally bumped into him @ a concert in my home town. He acted like the honor was ALL HIS, flashing that Big Bootzilla Grin @ me like I WAS somebody!!!
=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O
He said, "Hey, how u doin`?" & waited 4 my answer, even!!! =-O =-O =-O =-O
I think I squeaked, "Fine", but I'm not sure---
It's hard 2 talk with ur lower mandible on the tops of ur shoes....... . . .
Bootsy`s still a class act, after all these years!!!!! :-D =-O :-D
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Bootsy Baby....wher e is he now?
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something about the music got into my pant,s!!!!
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mahoganib
Love it!
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Y'all don't know nutting bout this, yeah boyyyy- I rather be with you yeah
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DEEEOOOWWWMM M M . . . . Bootsy rips that bass baby... gotta love it!
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this song is a trip,But its the s**ts i love it!
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edlapoint
Ahh the FUNK I remember the day. Funk lives w/o the weed.
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Funky things to play with!
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Thanks to my father, I have the chance to experience this funk master as a child and still enjoy his artistic style today.
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Be for my time an I love this song...
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The name is Bootsy baby
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Yes 2Pac used Bootsy I'd Rather Be With You
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Okay 7325579057
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I remember this song from baby boy
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Love this song
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Best weed song ever
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Bootsy-a lot of rapers used that bad a** beat....
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Bootsy is bad
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Love it!
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