Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy (1994)

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Track Listing:

Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby  6:49
Stretchin' Out (In A Rubber Band)  6:50
The Pinocchio Theory  6:07
Hollywood Squares  6:12
I'd Rather Be With You  4:46
Bootzilla  5:36
What So Never The Dance {W Collins, Phelps Collins, Clayton Gunnells,
			 Frank Waddy, Robert McCullough}  3:58
Can't Stay Away  5:24
Jam Fan (Hot)  3:50
Mug Push  3:50
Body Slam! {W Collins, Joel Johnson}  6:24
Scenery {W Collins, G Clinton}  3:57
Vanish In Our Sleep  5:46
Psychoticbumpschool "Live"  6:36


{See original albums for other song-writing and musician credits}

 "What So Never The Dance"	 (by House Guests)
Produced by Bootsy, Catfish, Chicken & Chopper
Bass: Bootsy Collins
Trumpet: Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells, Ronnie Greenway
Sax: Randy Wallace 
Guitar: Phelps "Catfish" Collins 
Drums: Frankie "Kash" Waddy 
Vocals: Rufus Allen, Bootsy Collins

 "Body Slam!"
Producer: Bootsy Collins
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums: Bootsy Collins 
Keyboards: Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson, Bootsy Collins
Acoustic Piano: Kae Williams Jr. 
Organ: Bruce Weeden 
Percussion: Wes Boatman, Bootsy Collins, Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson
Background Vocals: Cynthia Girty, Tony Walker, Carolyn Myles, 
 Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums: Bootsy Collins 
Keyboards: Bernie Worrell 
Mandolin: Tony Ray 
Background Vocals: Cynthia Girty, Tony Walker, Carolyn Myles 

 "Psychoticbumpschool (live)"
Vocals: Bootsy Collins, Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Robert "Peanut" Johnson
Bass: Bootsy Collins
Guitar: Phelps Collins
Keyboards: Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson
Trumpet: Rick Gardner, Richard "Kush" Griffith
Trombone: Fred Wesley
Alto Sax: Maceo Parker
Drums: Frankie "Kash" Waddy
Percussion: Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Robert "Peanut" Johnson

Rating: RC: *****


RC: Long overdue and extremely well done. Very good song selection focusing on the first three albums. Blessings on Warner for including the hard to find stuff like "Body Slam!", which is one of Bootsy's best tunes. This was actually a remix of The One Giveth's "Countracula" but the added lyrics and Bootsy's bass playing make it better than the original. This one appeared as a single only. The House Guests song is very interesting; you can hear that primitive slap style developing. Note the similarities to "Philmore." The best thing may be the live version of "PsychoticBumpSchool"--guaranteed to make you twitch and shake on the spot. This is one of the most truly impressive live jams I've ever heard from P.Funk, stretching out the basic song structure for a great bass solo from Bootsy and **two** kick-ass sax solos from Maceo. "Scenery" is also an excellent song, and quite worthy of inclusion on Ultra Wave. The most interesting thing is the mandolin solo on here, a soft tone that works well with Bootsy's subdued vocals.

Main missing items: "Rubber Duckie", "Munchies For Your Love", "Roto-Rooter", anything from The One Giveth, "Sacred Flower", "It's A Musical."