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Bootsy Collins: Bernie’s Interlude/ Funkentelechy
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Bootsy Collins: Bernie’s Interlude/ Funkentelechy

Here’s Bootsy Collins and his band in a live performance in 1998, performing tunes from Fresh Outta ‘P’ University. Bernie Worrell (keyboards) is featured big time in this piece, backed by Collins, Gary Shider and Lawrence Cornett on guitars; Gary Cooper, April Wood, Ianaya Davis, Robert Harding and Henry Benefield on vocals; Frank Waddy on drums; Rick Gardner on trumpet;...

Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund
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Bootsy Collins Releases Single To Benefit Musician’s Fund

Bootsy Collins has released a new single to benefit his late brother’s memorial fund, the Catfish Nation Musicians Fund. The track, appropriately titled The Catfish Nation, features Bootsy, his son Ouiwey, and Catfish Collins himself. The Catfish Nation Musician’s Fund was set up not only to help with Catfish’s expenses, but to “provide for musicians that fall on hard times...

Bootsy Collins: Stretchin’ Out
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Bootsy Collins: Stretchin’ Out

This is basically just Bootsy Collins being Bootsy Collins: a true man of the funk, as you will see in the video. He’s playing “Stretchin’ Out” live on Night Music hosted by David Sanborn (who’s playing the sax in the video).

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Meshell Ndegeocello Joins Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Staff

Meshell Ndegeocello is the latest Guest Professor addition to Bootsy Collins’ Funk U, joining Les Claypool, Victor Wooten,Divinity Roxx, John B. Williams, Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Bakithi Kumalo, Billy Bass, Dennis Chambers and T.M. Stevens. FunkU opens its doors on July 1st, and enrollment has already begun. For more, visit thefunkuniversity.com.

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All-Star Cast Projected for Bootsy Collins’ Funk University

We covered the launch of Bootsy Collins’ Funk University back in March. Since then, Bootsy’s confirmed an all-star cast for the initial guest-professor line-up, including Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Divinity Roxx, John B. Williams, T.M. Stevens and Dennis Chambers. Class enrollment is still scheduled to start July 1st at Funk University. The university is now boasting daily uploads of new...

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Bootsy Collins Releases Funk 101 Pilot

Bootsy Collins has released a pilot video to promote a new documentary series called “Funk 101”. The video includes Bootsy and other funk masters talking about the legacy of the funk genre and its impact on society. He also released a teaser for Funk University, which begins enrollment this week. Classes begin on July 1. Visit Bootsy on the web...

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Bootsy Collins: Another Point of View

We get a lot of requests to feature Bootsy Collins videos, so here’s a great classic Bootsy Collins Rubber Band performance of “Another Point of View”. Funky!

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Bootsy Collins Announces Funk U

Funk master Bootsy Collins has just announced that he will be opening the “Funk University,” and that the first semester of classes will begin on July 1, 2010. Professor Bootsy will lead a group of outstanding musicians in teaching funk to intermediate and advanced players in an online setting. The Funk University classes will be held over the web via...

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Gear Watch: Warwick unveils two new basses: Bootsy Collins and Corvette $$ Special Edition

The hard working bass builders at Warwick have announced two new bass models: The Bootsy Collins Infinity Signature bass, and the Corvette $$ Special Edition Macassar. The Bootsy Infinity Signature bass is a variation of the company’s Infinity line, with some funky designs added to boot. It’s available as the Black Star or Orange Star models, depending on your color...

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Bootsy Collins gives back for Thanksgiving

Funk legend Bootsy Collins celebrated Thanksgiving this year by giving back to his community of Walnut Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent Wednesday afternoon at a local Kroger supermarket signing autographs and hosting a free raffle for gift baskets of food and turkeys. “We wanted to give back to the community in which I grew up in,” Bootsy explained. “I...

Basic Funk Formula, Bootsy-style
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Basic Funk Formula, Bootsy-style

Bootsy Collins, one of the funkiest bassists ever, shares his formula for a basic funk line. Just keep it on the one, and you can do anything you want with it!

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Bootsy Collins: live bass solo

All we can say is this: It’s Bootsy! Oh yeah, and try not to look at the guy behind him.