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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.

ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: April 26, 2011   on Mascot

TAGS: R&B | Funk


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


New York, NY, US
Bootsy Collins at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Washington, DC, US
Bootsy Collins and Bootsy's Rubber Band at Howard Theatre
New York, NY, US
Bootsy Collins and Bootsy's Rubber Band at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Indianapolis, IN, US
Bootsy Collins, Donell Jones, Miki Howard, and Love Funk at Murat Theatre
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