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Bootsy Collins: JB – Still the Man (Ft. Rev. Al Sharpton)
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Bootsy Collins: JB – Still the Man (Ft. Rev. Al Sharpton)

Bootsy Collins has released a video for the track “JB – Still the Man,” from his latest album, Tha Funk Capital of the World. The uber-funky groove pays homage to the “Godfather of Soul” with a voice-over of Reverend Al Sharpton while rolling great footage of the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business” doing his thing back in the day....

Unsung: The Story of Bootsy Collins
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Unsung: The Story of Bootsy Collins

Here’s TV One‘s documentary on Bootsy Collins, sharing the highs and lows of the funk legend’s life. There’s so much great stuff here, from Bootsy’s start with a guitar strung as a bass, to James Brown and more. Interesting to hear the difference between “Bootsy”, the funk legend, William Collins, the regular guy.

Bootsy Collins: Legendary Licks
Sheet Music & Instruction

Bootsy Collins: Legendary Licks

If you’re looking to brush up on your Bootsy Collins licks, Hal Leonard has just made life a little easier. Bootsy Collins Legendary Licks is a new sheet music book covering twelve classic Bootsy tunes in standard notation and tab. The note-for-note transcriptions cover all the licks, fills and solos by the legendary funkster, along with a recorded demonstrations to...

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way
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Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University has begun it’s second year of classes. The online funk school’s faculty for this year includes Ron Carter, Verdine White, Jack Bruce, Hansford Rowe, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Jani Hendrix and more. The program, which costs $29.99 a month, includes access to on-demand video lessons, tutorials and lectures on playing and the music business as a...

Bootsy Collins Announces Tour Dates, Funk University Professors
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Bootsy Collins Announces Tour Dates, Funk University Professors

Bootsy Collins has announced the “Funk Capital of the World Tour,” including 27 dates spread between the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The trek is in support of the funk bassist’s latest solo album, Tha Funk Capital of the World, with which Collins pays tribute to the musical legends that have inspired and affected him. The funk bass icon has also...

Bootsy Collins Releases Tha Funk Capital Of The World
New Albums

Bootsy Collins Releases Tha Funk Capital Of The World

Bootsy 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...

2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced
Concerts & Tours

2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival has been announced, and it will be a solid year for bass lovers. A few of the bassists set to perform include Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Christian McBride, Richard Bona and Marcus Miller, who will be performing as part of a tribute to Miles Davis. The fest is...

Bootsy Collins with James Brown Live (1971)
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Bootsy Collins with James Brown Live (1971)

Bootsy Collins sent us this video, saying “see 18 yr old Bootsy with James Brown”. The video was shot in April 1971, live in Bologna, Italy.

Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD
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Warwick to Release “Fuss on the Buss” DVD

Warwick announced they will be releasing Warwick Live: Fuss on the Buss, a DVD release which documents the coming together of 11 bassists on a bus under the Manhattan Bridge. The group includes T.M. Stevens, Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Norwood Fisher, Divinity Roxx, Jonas Hellborg, Ryan Martinie, John B Williams, Brandino, Hansford Rowe and Steve Bailey. Warwick says the event...

Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years
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Bootsy Collins Announces First Studio Album in Five Years

Bootsy Collins will be releasing his first studio album in five years, according to BillBoard.com. The project, entitled Tha Funk Capital of the World, serves as a memorial to his late musical heroes, including James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Thelonious Monk, and fellow P-Funk member Garry Shider. “In 2008 we went out and did a tribute to James Brown tour with…...