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This Day In Bass History

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Oct 29, 2005.

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    Mar 12, 2004
    <p><img src="http://static.flickr.com/25/56273461_bce67a5d96_o.jpg" align="right" alt="Bootsy Collins" />William "Bootsy" Collins, born on October 26, 1951, in Cincinnati, is a pioneering funk bassist, singer, and songwriter. Collins, his brother Catfish, Kash Waddy, and Philippe Wynne were the backing band for James Brown, known as The JB's. Afterward, Collins moved to Detroit, where he was introduced to George Clinton, and The JB's became Funkadelic. Bootsy's playing was hard, driving and rhythmic, and has been very influential in the development of funk, heavy metal and soul. His characteristic watery sound, produced by envelope filters, is one of the things that identifies his sound. He later earned success with his own Bootsy's Rubber Band. In 1990 he collaborated with Deee-Lite on their hit "Groove Is In The Heart" where he contributed bass and additional vocals. He also appeared in the video. Check out his website at <a href="http://www.bootzilla.com">Bootzilla.com</a>.<p style="font-size:10px;text-align:right;">Technorati Tags: <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Bootsy Collins" rel="tag">Bootsy Collins</a></p></p>