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Bootsy Collins

Bootsy Collins

1951 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Bass/double bass/cello

Genre: R&B/Soul/Funk

William "Bootsy" Collins made his debut with the Pacesetters, in 1968. The following year, the group began playing backup for James Brown. With his syncopated style, Collins put his stamp on titles such as Super Bad and Sex Machine. In 1972, the colourful musician joined George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic. In 1976, he began his career as leader, at the head of the Rubber Band, recording funk classics such as Bootzilla. Over the years, he has collaborated with Keith Richards, Malcolm McLaren, Dee-Lite... In 2010, he inaugurated the Funk University, an online music school for bassists of all levels. He released the disc Tha Funk Capital of the World in 2011.

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