Sunday, October 28, 2012

WHO'S THE GREATEST FUNK BASS PLAYER #1 BOOTSY COLLINS

In this Series of Posts, I will Writing about the Artist's who are in My "Who's the Greatest Funk Bass Player" Poll. 

The Poll is over to the Right of the Blog, it has been Running for a Few Week's now, so if You haven't already Voted, Please do so!

In these Post's, I will write a few Facts, Figures, Stats and Interesting Stuff on the Artist in Question, I will also include a Playlist of their Greatest Songs.

I will Write a Post on each Artist, One Every Other Week! 

ARTIST NUMBER 1..............BOOTSY COLLINS

William Earl "Bootsy" Collins was Born on October 26th 1951 in Cincinnati Ohio USA.

He Formed his First Band in 1968, Called "The Pacemakers" with his Brother Phelps "Catfish" Collins (Guitar) Frankie "Kash" Waddy (Drums) and Phillipe "Soul" Wynn (Vocals), Wynn was Later the Lead Singer with "The Detroit Spinners"

From 1969 to 1971 they were the Back Up Band for James Brown.

By 1972 "Bootsy Collins" had joined George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic Bands, it was from this time, the Two began a Musical and Personal Friendship which has Lasted for Many Years!

Bootsy Collins Featured on about 5 Funkadelic Albums from 1975 to 1979:


He also Featured on 9 Parliament Albums from 1974 to 1978:


Bootsy Collins Formed 
"Bootsy Rubber Band" in 1976, that same Year the Debut Album was Released "Stretchin' Out"
He went on to Release a Total of 4 Albums between 1976 to 1979, under that Name!

In 1980 he Released 2 Albums, one Under His Own Name and Called "Ultrawave" and another by the Name of "The Sweat Band" and the Album was called the same!

A Further 2 Albums were Released under his own name in 1982 and 1988. Over the Years he has Released a Total of 23 Albums, Many of them Under Different Guises!

He has Worked with some of the Greats from the Funk World including: James Brown, George Clinton
Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Zapp, Roger TroutmanDeee-Lite, Bernie Worrell, Junie Morrison, Fred Wesley, just to Name a few! 

Bootsy Collins always Refers to his Bass as "The Space Bass"

Some of Bootsy Collins Greatest Tracks!

 bootsy collins by funkysoulvinyls on Grooveshark

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