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IHeartNPG4Life

Bootsy Collins World Wide Funk

His new album comes out 10/27/17 but you can hear the whole thing and read the latest interview he did with NPR at http://www.npr.org/2017/1...-wide-funk

"The funk runs deep and rich on "World Wide Funk," Bootsy Collins' first studio album since 2011's "Tha Funk Capital of the World". Populated with musical friends old and new, and recorded in his Cincinnati home's Bootzilla Re-hab studio, "World Wide Funk" marks both a reckoning and significant reboot, if you will, for the Rhinestone Rock Star Monster of a doll baby baba! Blue-chip rappers like Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Quik, Dru Down, and Chuck D, along with guitar shedder Buckethead join a Bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic P-Funk sound Bootsy pioneered to the closest Collins has ever come to radio-active, boots on the ground friendly fire in a musical-P-rated-adventure. World Wide Funk will be released worldwide on Mascot Records on October 27, 2017 on CD, vinyl, digital download and streaming."

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Reply #1 posted 10/24/17 9:15am

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cool

We were HERE, where were you?

4 those that knew the number and didn't call... fk all y'all!
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Reply #2 posted 10/24/17 8:32pm

SweetKathleen

Thanks. Makes for a nice evening of listening.

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Reply #3 posted 10/24/17 9:00pm

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Find strength in that which remains...
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Reply #4 posted 10/24/17 10:42pm

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It's time to
get funky up in here!

headbang

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Reply #5 posted 10/25/17 10:25am

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Identity said:



It's time to
get funky up in here!

headbang

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Reply #6 posted 10/25/17 1:51pm

NorthC

Yeah, it's funky, but... Where's Bootsy? What's the point of listening to a Bootsy track when I hear everybody except... Him? It's like listening to a Rolling Stones album without Mick Jagger...
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Reply #7 posted 10/25/17 1:55pm

mrwiggles

My only critical note is some of these tracks sound similar to each other. Casper is all over the music maybe not so much so vocally but he's there. I'm picking up the vinyl double Friday.

In case you're interested Mojo mag does a nice feature on him in its Dec issue even though it's got some almost unforgivable errors in it (not like them).
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Reply #8 posted 10/25/17 2:02pm

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mrwiggles said:

My only critical note is some of these tracks sound similar to each other. Casper is all over the music maybe not so much so vocally but he's there. I'm picking up the vinyl double Friday.

In case you're interested Mojo mag does a nice feature on him in its Dec issue even though it's got some almost unforgivable errors in it (not like them).

Yeah, I know. They also have Bob Dylan on the cover about his born again Christian years. This was when he got as close as he ever did to soul and gospel music, so even if you're not a big Dylan fan, you might wanna check it out.
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Reply #9 posted 10/25/17 5:19pm

mrwiggles

I just cranked it on some good speakers. Dayum this record fonks like nobody's bizzness.
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Reply #10 posted 10/25/17 7:33pm

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mrwiggles said:

I just cranked it on some good speakers. Dayum this record fonks like nobody's bizzness.

Waiting for the CD set in the mail; picked up the bundle with Tha Funk Capital of the World. wink

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Reply #11 posted 10/25/17 11:45pm

anc282

I immediately recognised the second last song on the album from a live DVD that he released many years ago:

"Reach out and touch somebody."

So cool to finally hear a studio version of this one. cool

Tomorrow's the official day, hoping to get myself a copy.

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Reply #12 posted 10/26/17 2:40am

mrwiggles

And make no mistake it's a Bootsy record thru and thru. He's coming from a visionary perspective, not unlike some of the classic Quincy Jones records from years ago.
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Reply #13 posted 10/26/17 8:44am

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A Salute To Bernie, Boomerang & Come Back Bootsy are the highlights for me.

Also digging Hot Saucer, Ladies Nite, Snow Bunny, Hi-On-Heels, Worth My While & Illusions.

I don't really dig most of the vocalists, but, that was expected. It's what he's been doing for what, 20 years now? Musically, there's some serious FONK here. I like 2/3 of it... that's a winner in my opinion! music

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Reply #14 posted 10/26/17 11:33am

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djThunderfunk said:

A Salute To Bernie, Boomerang & Come Back Bootsy are the highlights for me.

Also digging Hot Saucer, Ladies Nite, Snow Bunny, Hi-On-Heels, Worth My While & Illusions.

I don't really dig most of the vocalists, but, that was expected. It's what he's been doing for what, 20 years now? Musically, there's some serious FONK here. I like 2/3 of it... that's a winner in my opinion! music

That's a whole album out of 15 songs! smile

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Reply #15 posted 10/26/17 3:59pm

anc282

Man... this record has just blown every other release out of the water.

It was about time somebody served us some REAL FUNK in 2017.

And who better than BOOTZILLA?! cool

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Reply #16 posted 10/26/17 4:14pm

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anc282 said:

Man... this record has just blown every other release out of the water.

It was about time somebody served us some REAL FUNK in 2017.

And who better than BOOTZILLA?! cool

Come Back, Bootsy! biggrin

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Reply #17 posted 10/26/17 4:27pm

anc282

The second song on the album, "Bass Rigged System" features Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten and it just makes you wanna say, "GOT DAMN!!"

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Reply #18 posted 10/26/17 4:43pm

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anc282 said:

The second song on the album, "Bass Rigged System" features Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten and it just makes you wanna say, "GOT DAMN!!"

This was one of my favorite songs on first listen--I'm waiting though for my stuff in the mail. wink

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Reply #20 posted 10/27/17 12:58pm

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^That stuff was always great when he went down into the audience. I touched him (arm around his shoulder) back in 1995 and I can still remember how sweat-drenched he was. But what do you expect after being on stage for an hour and a half or so...
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Reply #21 posted 10/27/17 2:10pm

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NorthC said:

^That stuff was always great when he went down into the audience. I touched him (arm around his shoulder) back in 1995 and I can still remember how sweat-drenched he was. But what do you expect after being on stage for an hour and a half or so...


Yes, he came by me one night doing that whole audience wading thang. You could feel the energy coming off the mugg. He tried it in Atlanta once with P-Funk on the mothership reconnection tour of '96 and some damned fool ganked his star shades.
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Reply #22 posted 10/27/17 2:20pm

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mrwiggles said:

NorthC said:
^That stuff was always great when he went down into the audience. I touched him (arm around his shoulder) back in 1995 and I can still remember how sweat-drenched he was. But what do you expect after being on stage for an hour and a half or so...
Yes, he came by me one night doing that whole audience wading thang. You could feel the energy coming off the mugg. He tried it in Atlanta once with P-Funk on the mothership reconnection tour of '96 and some damned fool ganked his star shades.

He still does it. wink

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Reply #23 posted 10/27/17 4:38pm

IHeartNPG4Life

He held his 66th birthday party and official release party last night here in Nashville. He didn't perform but he did get on stage for about the last hour or so for some dancing, emceeing, and waded through the crowd. His acts he chose to perform since he can't due to his recent health issues, were folks that are featured on the album! I'm still high on funk!

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Reply #24 posted 10/28/17 1:29am

EmmaMcG

I knew I'd like this album based on me liking all of his albums (apart from the weird shit he does with Buckethead) but I didn't expect it to be so good. It's easily the best (non reissue) album of the year for me.
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Reply #25 posted 10/28/17 5:28am

mrwiggles

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I knew I'd like this album based on me liking all of his albums (apart from the weird shit he does with Buckethead) but I didn't expect it to be so good. It's easily the best (non reissue) album of the year for me.


He definitely upped the ante and set the bar pretty high for George. If he's ever gonna bring that new Parliament record he damned sure better come correct now!
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Reply #26 posted 10/28/17 5:40am

anc282

Picked it up earlier today.

Comes in a gatefold slipcase about the same size as the "1999 The New Master" single, but the actual disc is housed in a separate cardboard sleeve and it's made to look like a vinyl record. Very cool.

Most interestingly, one of the drummers on Track 3 is credited as "J. Blackwell."

At first I didn't think it was John, but his name is in the "Thank You" notes, so I guess it might be him after all.

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Reply #27 posted 10/28/17 8:29am

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anc282 said:

Picked it up earlier today.

Comes in a gatefold slipcase about the same size as the "1999 The New Master" single, but the actual disc is housed in a separate cardboard sleeve and it's made to look like a vinyl record. Very cool.

Most interestingly, one of the drummers on Track 3 is credited as "J. Blackwell."

At first I didn't think it was John, but his name is in the "Thank You" notes, so I guess it might be him after all.



Yes he was part of Bootsy's touring unit at some point.
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Reply #28 posted 10/28/17 8:45am

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anc282 said:

Picked it up earlier today.

Comes in a gatefold slipcase about the same size as the "1999 The New Master" single, but the actual disc is housed in a separate cardboard sleeve and it's made to look like a vinyl record. Very cool.

Most interestingly, one of the drummers on Track 3 is credited as "J. Blackwell."

At first I didn't think it was John, but his name is in the "Thank You" notes, so I guess it might be him after all.

It definitely is the late great John Blackwell who played with Prince; Bootsy speaks about him with admiration in an interview from around the 12-16 minute mark:

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Reply #29 posted 10/29/17 1:46am

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anc282 said:


Picked it up earlier today.

Comes in a gatefold slipcase about the same size as the "1999 The New Master" single, but the actual disc is housed in a separate cardboard sleeve and it's made to look like a vinyl record. Very cool.

Most interestingly, one of the drummers on Track 3 is credited as "J. Blackwell."

At first I didn't think it was John, but his name is in the "Thank You" notes, so I guess it might be him after all.



It definitely is the late great John Blackwell who played with Prince; Bootsy speaks about him with admiration in an interview from around the 12-16 minute mark:




Thanks I really enjoyed this. What a beautiful cat. I have nothing but respect for the way he approaches this album and his career.
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