Bootsy Collins Tha Funk Capitol Of The World (2-LPs)

Down Beat: 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[This is] his most alive-sounding disc in nearly two decades....Here, Collins steps into his role as a living musical institution..."
Tha Funk Capitol Of The World (2-LPs)
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Format:  Vinyl LP  (2 Records)
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Vinyl LP Details

  • Number of Records: 2
  • Released: May 27, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2011
  • Label: Mascot Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - p.74
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[This is] his most alive-sounding disc in nearly two decades....Here, Collins steps into his role as a living musical institution..."
Billboard (p.32) - "[E]pic in scale, from its 16 mostly woofer-shaking tracks to the generation-spanning guest list."

Tracks:

  • 1.Spreading Hope Like Dope (Intro)
  • 2.Hip Hop @ Funk U
  • 3.Mirrors Tell Lies
  • 4.Jb - Still the Man
  • 5.Freedumb (When - Love - Becomes - a - Threat)
  • 6.After These Messages
  • 7.Kool Whip
  • 8.The Real Deal
  • 9.Don't Take My Funk
  • 10.If Looks Could Kill
  • 11.Minds Under Construction
  • 12.Siento Bombo
  • 13.The Jazz Greats (a Tribute To Jazz)
  • 14.Garry Shider Tribute
  • 15.Stars Have No Names (They Just Shine)
  • 16.Chocolate Caramel Angel
  • 17.Yummy, I Got the Munchies

Product Description:

Thinking big, Bootsy Collins' 2011 effort is a conceptual trip, a funky history lesson brought to life by the P-Funk veteran, his rock-solid band, and a slew of guest stars, ranging from rapper Ice Cube to professor Cornel West. In between, there's funk-rock shredding from freaky and frequent collaborator Buckethead, some psychedelic storytelling by way of an old Jimi Hendrix interview, plus better-than-expected prose from both Rev. Al Sharpton (on the cultural magnificence of James Brown) and Samuel L. Jackson (on how the funk era was a Renaissance for the hood). Underneath it all, the P-Funk jams pop and stroll with that same old swagger, while Bootsy himself beams down his wild bits of Mothership wisdom, including "It's recess time, so put a smile on your mind" ("Don't Take My Funk") and "If you wanna lead the orchestra, you're gonna have to turn your back to the crowd" ("Siento Bombo"). The album is a bit too fat to be considered classic, but there's a casual charm to this free-flowing, reminiscence party which could have just as easily been an elaborate mess. A tribute to the late P-Funk guitarist Garry Shider and an appearance from Bootsy's older brother Catfish Collins -- who died before the album saw release -- add poignancy to this rich and funky success. ~ David Jeffries
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