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Ah ... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby
By the time AH … THE NAME IS BOOTSY, BABY was issued in 1977, R&B fans needed no introduction to Bootsy Collins; the bass ace from space was a veteran of James Brown's band and Parliament-Funkadelic. The Warner Bros. collection, the second from Bootsy's Rubber Band, was co-produced by George Clinton and features such funk all-stars as keyboardist Bernie Worrell and horn players Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker. Including the classic “The Pinocchio Theory” and favorites like “What's a Telephone Bill?,” the songs are also top-notch, and Collins sings uptempo jams and ballads with equal aplomb. The first P-Funk-related release to top Billboard's R&B/Soul album chart, the set is cited as the performer's best by many fans. If you want the funk, there's one man you can rely on - THE NAME IS BOOTSY, BABY.