Bootsy Collins (vocals, bass); Candice Cheatham, Vicki Anderson Byrd, Tomi Rae Hynie - Brown, Anthony Wilson (vocals); Danny Ray (MC); Donald Moore (rap); Keith Cheatham Jr., Miguel Cheatham (rap, dance); Eric Person, Sylvester Scott (sax); Fred Wesley, Thomas Sullivan (trombone); Phelps Collins, Khari Wynn, Keith Cheatham Sr. (guitar); Bartlett Anderson (keyboards); Charles Hargrove (bass); Erik Hargrove, John Starks (drums); John Griggs; Collins, Patty, Dodwell, Serge, Fraser, Alex, Logan, Dwight, Williams, Kathie.
Fri 11 July 2008 00:30 - 01:45 Nile
The "hammering and plucking" on the bass guitar plays a prominent role in funk. Everything goes to the groove. If there's one person who knows the sound of that groove, it's showy and funky Bootsy Collins, the bassist who became a big name through James Brown, who "discovered" him; the same bassist who played with George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic and who led Bootsy's Rubberband in the seventies. His hard, funky bass lines dominate many albums, but his singing and of course his extravagant costumes have become the trademarks of his p-funk. Since Collins scored his greatest hits, The Pinocchio Theory (1977) and Bootzilla (1978), the legendary musician keeps reinventing himself. With his New Rubberband, but also in the guise of various alter-egos, like Bootzilla, Boot-Tron and King of the Geepies. At North Sea Jazz, Bootsy pays homage to James Brown, together with the members of James Brown's old band: the J.B.'s.