- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: May 10, 2005
- Label: Aim Records
Option - 1-2/96, pp.86-87
"...comes with the highest recomendation for a live album: it makes you wish you'd been there..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 2.Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby
- 3.Bootsy? (What's the Name of This Town?)
- 5.The Pinocchio Theory
- 6.Hollywood Squares
- 7.Bernie Solo
- 8.One Nation Under a Groove
- 9.P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked up)
- 10.Cosmic Slop
- 11.Flash Light
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.I'd Rather Be With You
- 2.Sacred Place, A (Rip)
- 3.Stretchin' Out / Touch Somebody
- 4.Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples
- 5.Keepin' Dah Funk Alive 4-1995
& Bootsy's New Rubber Band.
Bootsy's New Rubber Band: Bootsy Collins (vocals, guitar, bass); Mudbone Cooper, Henry Benifield, Michael Gaitheright (vocals); Flip Cornett (guitar, bass); Gary "Dirty Mugg" James (guitar); Vince Calloway, Reggie Calloway, Larry Hatcher, Don Bynum, Rick Gardner (horns); Bernie Worrell, Joel "Razor Sharp" Johnson, Greg "Daffy Ducking" Fitz (keyboards); Frankie "Kash" Waddy (drums).
Recorded live at the Jungle Club, Tokyo, Japan on June 24-25, 1994. Includes liner notes by Bootsy Collins.
All songs written or co-written by Bootsy Collins except "Bernie Solo" (B. Worrell), "One Nation Under A Groove" (G. Clinton/G. Shider/W. Morrison), "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)" and "Cosmic Slop" (G. Clinton/B. Worrell).
Few bass players are as synonymous with funk rock as Bootsy Collins is. Ever since the 1970s, Collins has been laying down the funk on a consistent basis, and by the '90s, he was stronger than ever on the concert stage, as evidenced by the live set, Keepin' da Funk. Recorded in 1995, Collins and his band funk it up with a stellar career overview -- with a heavy emphasis on his solo originals, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic classics. Few artists can transform a large concert hall into a feel-good party as effortlessly as Collins does, and you certainly catch the vibe throughout Keepin' da Funk, which sounds like one long fiesta -- especially with such standouts as "One Nation Under a Groove," "Flash Light," "Roto-Rooter," and "Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy Baby." Collins has ruled the concert stage for decades at this point, and after experiencing Keepin' da Funk, you'll understand what makes this always-sunglassed gentleman so special. ~ Greg Prato