The first great funk bass player.
"Instantly recognizable by either his popping melodic basslines or his highly charismatic vocal pronouncements, Bootsy Collins is both an all-time great funk and R&B musician and a consummate character. Catapulted to fame in his late teens as a member of the J.B.'s, Collins became a pupil of James Brown and was immediately crucial to the singer and bandleader's reshaping of soul into tight, hard funk at the dawn of the '70s"
By Andy Kellman from Allmusic.com
“James [Brown] had taught me about the one and he’d made sure that we were in good shape, rehearsing all the time, dressing all the same way and recording everything in one take. When I met George [Clinton], though, we wanted to find our own identity. With him, you could just come as you are. It was perfect, because he allowed us to experiment and he wasn’t like a father figure. He was like: ‘If you wanna get loaded in the back seat, go ahead!’”
New Orleans funk originators.
The Queen of Funk.
The elemental forces of funk.
The Maestro of P-Funk.
The Freaky One.
All about the groove.
It went from the underground club scene to the mainstream.
Polished sound and sophisticated production.
A genre unto himself.