The Guardian recently pushed out a great interview with Bootsy Collins from Ammar Kalia
Bootsy Collins: 'We're all funky, just not all of us know it'
The P-Funk bassist was a street kid in the 60s, got his break with James Brown, then spent much of the 70s taking LSD. He talks about drugs, racism, police brutality – and the healing power of music
Bootsy Collins: ‘Funk just brings people together. It doesn’t have nothing to do with colour.’
At the age of 17, William “Bootsy” Collins packed up his homemade bass guitar and left home to tour the world with James Brown. He was heading off in pursuit of the funk. Or, as he calls it now – aged 68, in his high-pitched rasp down the phone from Cincinnati, Ohio – “the fonk”.
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Bootsy Collins’s Stars is out now; all proceeds from the streams and downloads go to the MusiCares Covid-19 relief fund