Wikipedia : This day (October 26, 1951), in Cincinnati, Ohio, is born Bootsy Collins, an American funk bassist and singer.
Bootsy Collins : From 1969 to 1971, the group functioned as James Brown’s backup band and was dubbed the J.B.’s. In 1972, Bootsy joined George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic. Collins and Clinton soon established a lifelong personal and musical friendship.
@Facebook : Those were some of my best times in life other than traveling across country in a station wagon full of Funkadelic’s and Lady Freaks wanting to ride along just for the funk of it. Yep, we got plenty funked up! I hooked up with Snoop Dogg, the Chilli Pepper’s, Phil Ramone, Eddie Krammer, Buddy Miles, you name um, but then a little space & time passed and all of a sudden I along with Parliament/Funkadelic, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
@last.fm : Although he also appeared in the music video playing the bass, the bassline in the song is actually a sample of a Herbie Hancock song called “Bring Down the Birds”. Bootsy’s Rubber Band became the defacto backing musicians for Deee-Lite during a world tour.
Audio : I’d Rather Be With You . Ahh…The Name Is Bootsy, Baby . Bootzilla . The Pinocchio Theory . Can’t Stay Away . Hollywood Squares . Weapon of Choice . What So Never The Dance . Mug Push . Stretchin’ Out (In A Rubber Band) .
Video : I’d Rather be with you (2011) . w/ Snoop Dogg, George Clinton – Medley (2005) . Stretchin’Out . w/ P-Funk All Stars – Mothership Connection (1999) . Bernie’s Interlude/Funkentelechy (1998) . w/ P-Funk Allstars (1983) . Ah The name is Bootsy baby/Disco to go Mdly (1976) . James Brown – Sunny (1971) .