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Tha Funk Capital Of The World

Bootsy Collins - Tha Funk Capital Of The World

His booty shakin' co-authors include a staggering A-list of real-life heroes: the scholar Dr. Cornell West, the activist Rev. Al Sharpton, the actor Samuel Jackson, rappers Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and Chuck D, P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell, percussionist Sheila E., R&B legend Bobby Womack and guitarists Buckethead and Catfish Collins - the latter Bootsy's brother and longtime six-string foil, who passed away during the disc's making.

From the opening 'Hip Hop @ Funk U' to the closing 'The Munchies 2011,' Bootsy Collins' Tha Funk Capital of the World is a percolating playground of soul-deep rhythms and layered melodies punctuated by lyrics that range from meditations on the nature of truth to the joys of fun-loving hipness to spiritual transcendence. And while Bootsy's bass is the album's heartbeat, it's his voice that brims with giddy delight, goosing up the blissed-out vibe.

TAGS: Funk | R&B

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FEATURED TRACK

"Don't Take My Funk (Featuring Catfish Collins & Bobby Womack)"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Spreading Hope Like Dope (Featuring Dr. Cornel West & Bootsy)
  2. 2. Hip Hop @ Funk U (Featuring Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, & Chuck D)
  3. 3. Mirrors Tell Lies (Featuring Jimi Hendrix)
  4. 4. JB-Still The Man (Featuring Rev. Al Sharpton)
  5. 5. Freedumb (Featuring Dr. Cornel West)
  6. 6. After These Messages (Featuring Samuel L. Jackson)
  7. 7. Kool Whip (Featuring Phil Ade & Candisweetz)
  8. 8. The Real Deal (Featuring Sheila E. & Candisweetz)
  9. 9. Don't Take My Funk (Featuring Catfish Collins & Bobby Womack)
  10. 10. If Looks Could Kill (Featuring Bela Fleck, Zionplanet-10, & Dennis Chambers)
  11. 11. Minds Under Construction (Featuring Buckethead & (Z-Class))
  12. 12. Siento Bombo (Featuring Olvido Ruiz & Ouiwey)
  13. 13 The Jazz Greats (A Tribute To Jazz) (Featuring George Duke & Ron Carter)
  14. 14. Garry Shider Tribute (Featuring George Clinton & Linda Shider)
  15. 15. Stars Have No Names (They Just Shine) (Featuring Nick Arnold & Chrissy Dunn)
  16. 16. Chocolate Caramel Angel (Featuring Faith Daniels, Ronnie Racket, & Casper)
  17. 17. Yummy, I Got The Munchies (Featuring Musiq Soulchild, Razzberry Hershey & Tom Joyner)

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Oct 26
    Detroit, MI, US Bootsy Collins, Melle Mel, The Sugarhill Gang, Scorpio, and 1 more… at Sound Board, MotorCity Casino Hotel
  • Oct 29
    Washington, DC, US Bootsy Collins at Howard Theatre
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