Funky Tunes From William "Bootsy" Collins

Jan 7, 2019

Soulsations features William “Bootsy” Collins

Sunday, January 13  

Hear funky tunes by funk bassist, William “Bootsy” Collins on Soulsations. Bootsy announces his retirement from live performances in a Facebook post:

"Time has come for Me to tell all our Funkateers that I will Not be Playing Bass in Concerts anymore. I have decided to become a Coach for up & coming Musicians. I know u r Disappointed just think for a moment how I feel. Doc said to much pressure on my Inner-Ear & Right Hand. Yeah, I had to make up my Mind so I did. 2019 Sheriff Ping Ping Ping will continue to Funk from the Studio but Not Live playing Bass on Stage. I know u got question & I don't have answers, maybe one day u to will understand. Just remember; That This Year will be the Funkiest Year of them All. Watch for it. Bootsy baby!!!"

The Rock-N-Roll Hall-of-Famer has enjoyed nearly 5 decades of playing music as part of the JB’s, a backing band for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Collins was a long time fixture as part of Parliament-Funkadelic plus played in his own group Bootsy’s Rubber Band.