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Bootsy Collins Releases Tha Funk Capital Of The World

Bootsy Collins: Tha Funk Capital Of The WorldBootsy Collins has a released a new studio album, one he calls a “musical biography”, with strong ties to the bassist’s four decades in the music business.

Tha Funk Capital Of The World features many cameo appearances including fellow P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell, rappers Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, guitarists Buckethead and Catfish Collins (Bootsy’s late brother), banjoist Bela Fleck, and many others. Collins even includes samples of Jimi Hendrix, recorded during a press conference.

And where exactly is the funk capital of the world? Bootsy says “Wherever I’m at.”

Preview and Download Tha Funk Capital Of The World:

The album release also comes with a tour announcement, spanning May through July:

  • May 3, 2011: The GRAMMY Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 3, 2011: Headline show Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 4, 2011: Headline show The Fillmore, San Fransisco, CA
  • June 6, 2011: Headline show Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
  • June 9-11, 2011 Bonaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
  • July 2, 2011: TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto, ON Canada
  • July 10, 2011: North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • July 16, 2011: Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

Tha Funk Capital Of The World Track List:

  1. Spreading Hope Like Dope (Intro)
  2. Hip Hop @ Funk U (feat. Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, and Swavay)
  3. Mirrors Tell Lies (feat. Jimi Hendrix)
  4. JB-Still the Man (feat. Rev. Al Sharpton)
  5. Freedumb (When-Love-Becomes-A-Threat) (feat. Dr. Cornel West)
  6. After These Messages (feat. Samuel L. Jackson)
  7. Kool Whip (feat. Phil Ade & CandiSweetz)
  8. The Real Deal (feat. Sheila E., CandiSweetz & Mike Phillips)
  9. Don’t Take My Funk (feat. Catfish Collins & Bobby Womack)
  10. If Looks Could Kill (feat. Bela Fleck, ZionPlanet-10 & Dennis Chambers)
  11. Minds Under Construction (feat. Buckethead & Z-Class)
  12. Siento Bombo (feat. Olvido Ruiz & Ouiwey)
  13. The Jazz Greats (A Tribute to Jazz) (feat. George Duke & Ron Carter)
  14. Garry Shider Tribute (feat. George Clinton & Linda Shider)
  15. Stars Have No Names (They Just Shine) (feat. Nick Arnold & Chrissy Dunn)
  16. Chocolate Caramel Angel (feat. Faith Daniels, Ronni Racket & Casper)
  17. Yummy, I Got the Munchies (feat. Musiq Soulchild, Razzberry & Tom Joyner)

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