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Staying On The One: Bootsy Collins' Favourite LPs
Julian Marszalek , November 2nd, 2017 11:52

Bootsy Collins helped define the sound of funk, working with Parliament and James Brown, who taught him the mysterious concept of The One. In this Bakers Dozen, he talks to Julian Marszalek about those times & why he couldn't leave home without dropping acid and listening to Hendrix


The Counts – What's Up Front That Counts
Oh, man! I met them when I played on my first outing with Funkadelic and we did a show together: it was us, it was The Counts and it was War. The Counts were opening and we became so close and so tight with The Counts. They were a three-piece and they had organ, guitar and a drummer and they were just so on it, man. And the music they made was like a cross between the church, funk and the blues. It kinda grabbed me real good and they stabilised the high by kinda making you feel like you were grounded. That foundation that they had was so solid.