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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


Bootsy Collins - World Wide Funk
What really makes me feel fresh is working with young people and that new energy. I'd been doing that up until the point of making World Wide Funk and I figured that I should continue that because I didn't really want a whole album of featured star artists. I wanted people that had either been forgotten or the ones that nobody knows. It's time for them to get spotlighted by somebody, you know?

There's been a gap between albums because it isn't about simply making music; it's about making something special. It's a special selection of universal ideas. It's not just coming up with songs; I've got songs all day long but if I ain't given what to do, then I can't do it. But this album was given to me from the universe. I keep my ears open and that's why you've got the Mothership because my ears and my eyes and my receivers were open. You can't do that week after week, year after year; you have to wait until it comes to you.

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