Tha Funk Capital of the World
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Performer: Bootsy Collins
Artist: Ice Cube; Snoop Dogg; Chuck D; Jimi Hendrix; Rev. Al Sharpton; Cornel West; Samuel L. Jackson; Phil Ade'; Candi$weetz; Mike Phillips; Sheila E.; Bobby Womack; Catfish Collins; Dennis Chambers; Zion Planet 10; Bela Fleck; Buckethead; Oui wey; Oui Wey Collins; Olvido Ruiz; Linda Shider; George Clinton; George Duke; Ron Carter; Nick Arnold; Chrissy Dunn; Faith Daniels; Ronni Racket; Casper; Tom Joyner; Razzberry Hershey; Musiq Soulchild; Razzberry White
Engineer: Johnny "Juice" Rosado; Charles Reynolds; Erik Zobler; Toby Donohue; Oui Wey Collins; Dave "Diz Mix" Lopez; Bootsy Baby; Asmandis Ivasili; Robert Musso; Alex Fraser; Dan Monti; Bootsy Collins...
Distributor: Relativity (Label)
Notes: Personnel: Bootsy Collins (rap vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, drum programming); Catfish Collins (vocals, guitar); Adrian Hall, Candice Cheatham, Nick Arnold, Linda Shider, George Clinton , Zion Planet 10, Olvido Ruiz, Chrissy Dunn, The Bootzilla Choir, Razzberry White, Pastor Cooper, Li'l Diamond, Musiq (Soulchild), Penny Ford, Tony Wilson , Bobby Womack (vocals); Danny Ray, Tom Joyner, Ice Cube, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Ade', Faith Daniels, Rev. Al Sharpton, Xavier Styles, Khrys Styles, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Cornel West (rap vocals); Buckethead, Garry Shider, Shawn Steele, Ronni "Racket" Jennings (guitar); B�la Fleck (banjo); Jerald Daemyon, Paul Patterson, Casey Driessen (strings); Hal Melia, Randy Villars, Brian Hogg (saxophone); Gary Winters, Mike Wade (trumpet, flugelhorn); Fred Wesley, Marck Fields (trombone); Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson, Morris Mingo, Bernie Worrell (keyboards); Frankie "Kash" Waddy, Steve Jordan , Dennis Chambers, Shelia E (drums); Oui Wey Collins (drum programming). Recording information: Bootzilla Re-Hab; Germany; LA; Lench Mob Studios, Los Angeles; The Institute of Audio Research, NYC; The Terrordome, Strong Island, NY. Photographers: Michael Weintrob; David Carlo; Mark Alexander. Thinking big, Bootsy Collins' 2011 effort is a conceptual trip, a funky history lesson brought to life by the P-Funk veteran, his rock-solid band, and a slew of guest stars, ranging from rapper Ice Cube to professor Cornel West. In between, there's funk-rock shredding from freaky and frequent collaborator Buckethead, some psychedelic storytelling by way of an old Jimi Hendrix interview, plus better-than-expected prose from both Rev. Al Sharpton (on the cultural magnificence of James Brown) and Samuel L. Jackson (on how the funk era was a Renaissance for the hood). Underneath it all, the P-Funk jams pop and stroll with that same old swagger, while Bootsy himself beams down his wild bits of Mothership wisdom, including "It's recess time, so put a smile on your mind" ("Don't Take My Funk") and "If you wanna lead the orchestra, you're gonna have to turn your back to the crowd" ("Siento Bombo"). The album is a bit too fat to be considered classic, but there's a casual charm to this free-flowing, reminiscence party which could have just as easily been an elaborate mess. A tribute to the late P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider and an appearance from Bootsy's older brother Catfish Collins -- who died before the album saw release -- add poignancy to this rich and funky success. ~ David Jeffries
Down Beat (p.74) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[This is] his most alive-sounding disc in nearly two decades....Here, Collins steps into his role as a living musical institution..." Billboard (p.32) - "[E]pic in scale, from its 16 mostly woofer-shaking tracks to the generation-spanning guest list."
Bootsy Collins first gained notoriety as a teenage bass wunderkind in James Brown's 1970s band, but found his real niche as a top-ranking officer in George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic army. Known for his virtuoso slap-funk playing, unfailing groove, and over-the-top wardrobe, Bootsy is revered by bass players as the link between Larry Graham and Stanley Clarke. In addition to recording several successful solo albums, Collins has played with several other like-minded space travelers such as prog-metal flash guitarist Buckethead.
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