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Bootsy

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Phunky, Aug 7, 2005.


  1. Phunky

    Phunky Guest

    Aug 1, 2004
    Sweden
    When did Bootsy quit the James Brown band? Did he play at the "Live At Chastain_Park" cd?
     
  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    around '72.


    OT... Just last year I caught JB's gig at Chastain and he had 2 bassists..
     
  3. Phunky

    Phunky Guest

    Aug 1, 2004
    Sweden
    why did he really quit?
     
  4. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    not sure... maybe not up to Boot's funkatude at the time.
     
  5. I read somwhere Bootsy quit due to a few factors, a couple of which were his unfolding choice of "lifestyle" (ie lots of LSD all the time) and his desire to move onto a band where he had more freedom and potentially money.
    Could be rubbish of course (though the acid bit sounds about right considering Bootsy in the early 70's!!)
     
  6. Rod Torfulson

    Rod Torfulson

    Mar 10, 2004
    Toronto
    My understanding is that Bootsy saw all the wild stuff going on at the time in the 70's and decided that wearin' a suit and backing up James' was too restrictive for him.

    Here's a good interview with Bootsy on NPR about his time with James Brown.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1249351