Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

4.5 2
by Bootsy's Rubber Band
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Bootsy Collins' debut solo album, Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band, was an extremely tough act to follow, but thankfully, there are no signs of a sophomore slump (either creatively or commercially) on his second album, Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Most P-funk addicts consider this 1977 LP essential listening, and it isn't hard to see why they

Overview

Bootsy Collins' debut solo album, Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band, was an extremely tough act to follow, but thankfully, there are no signs of a sophomore slump (either creatively or commercially) on his second album, Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Most P-funk addicts consider this 1977 LP essential listening, and it isn't hard to see why they feel that way. Everything on the album is excellent; that is true of up-tempo smokers like "The Pinocchio Theory" and the title song as well as slow, moody, eerie offerings such as "What's a Telephone Bill?" and "Munchies for Your Love." The lyrics are consistently humorous and clever, the grooves are consistently infectious. You can think of Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! as a meeting of the funk minds -- Collins produced this record with his mentor, George Clinton, who co-wrote all of the material. So Clinton has a lot of input and gives Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! the distinctive P-funk sound that Parliament/Funkadelic was known for. But at the same time, he encourages Collins' originality -- Bootsy's Rubber Band sounds like a Parliament/Funkadelic spin-off (which is exactly what it was), but not a Parliament/Funkadelic clone. Without question, Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! is essential listening for lovers of hard 1970s funk.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/1996
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0075992297226
catalogNumber:
2972
Rank:
4747

Related Subjects

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bootsy's Rubber Band   Primary Artist
Bernie Worrell   Keyboards
Brecker Brothers   Horn
Maceo Parker   Horn,Saxophone
Casper   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Space Bass
Bootsy Collins   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Space Bass
Jerome Brailey   Drums
Randy Brecker   Saxophone
Phelps "Catfish" Collins   Bass,Guitar
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper   Drums,Vocals
Rick Gardner   Trumpet,Horn
Glen Goins   Guitar
Richard "Kush" Griffith   Horn
Michael Hampton   Guitar
Joel Johnson   Keyboards
Garry Shider   Guitar
Frankie "Kash" Waddy   Drums
Fred Wesley   Trombone,Horn
Robert Johnson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Casper   Arranger
Bootsy Collins   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Jim Callon   Engineer
George Clinton   Producer
Jim Vitti   Engineer
Fred Wesley   Horn Arrangements
Kevin Tong   Reissue Producer
Pat Kraus   Engineer
Michael Bryan   Artwork,Illustrations

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album was totally well put together. I love the vibes this album brings,especially on the song whats a telephone bill? That song is super FUNKADELIK, BABY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bout this album because of the song Whats a tellephone bill, i was blew away when i heard that it was like no other song i had heard. After i bought the album i was fairly satisfied the 1st 4 song are like funk party cuts .. i cant really get into thoses but they r ok the standout track to me is "cant stay away" this is an awsome song its addictive to listen too, over all this album is a nice buy.