Bootsy Collins – Power of One
Bootsy Collins wants to give you a ride. So, jump on board for a super-galactic experience on Bootsy’s Funkship Area-51. In addition to taking a ride, you also get a chance check out “The Power of the One”. Not only is it over the top funk. But it’s also, a collaboration of many cool cats adding their own unique chops to the process including George Benson.
For Bootsy, it’s also a philosophy: “The Power of the One is what pulls us through,” he says. “Everyone has “The One” inside of them. You never know who is using you for guidance, so always be pure and never fake the funk. Everybody’s got a light. Everybody needs to shine. It’s there, we just have to trust and use the guidance that is within us and know that The One knows your program. It was written inside your heart before you made that mad dash racing to be the first one to the egg! You are perfect in the eyes of The One.”
The Process of Being Funky
The album is produced and co-written by Collins and it’s a project that he started before the pandemic and finishes it at Boot Cave Studios in Cincinnati during his lockdown. Calling on some of his musician friends to join him to let the real party begin. For the pure funk track we call the “Funkship Area-51,” Collins channeled his P-Funk days, with fellow James Brown bandmember, Christian McBride. Snoop Dogg takes the lead on “Jam On” along with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer on lead guitar, and the song “Creepin’” features blues guitarist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.
Besides Bootsy performing the lead & background vocals, Spacebass, drums and percussion, here is special guests on board. Guitars: George Benson Keyboards: Brian Culbertson, Live Horns: Brennan Johns, Background Vocals: The Williams Singers, and rapping, Ouiwey Collins.
Lastly, on Friday October 23rd at 6PM PT/9:00PM ET. There is a livestream broadcast event:”Bootsy Collins Album Release – Galactic Birthday Bash.’ Tickets are available at thebootcave.com.
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