Bootsy Collins: North Sea Jazz Festival - The Hague
Bassist William Bootsy Collins first made a name for himself between 1969 and 1971 as a key member of James Brownís famous backing band The JB's. In company with fellow JB's Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker he defected to George Clinton's hugely-influential Funkadelic/Parliament set-up, where he developed his flamboyant and highly-visual stage act. In 1976 Bootsy formed his own commercially successful P-Funk spin-off, Bootsy's Rubber Band, which enjoyed six album and fifteen single R and B hits, including the chart-topping Bootzilla. In 1989 Bootsy supported Malcolm McLaren on his album Waltz Dancing and a year later played guitar and bass with international dance sensation Deee-Lite. In recent years he has subsequently returned to fronting his own band which he named Bootsy's New Rubber Band. This concert vividly captures all the excitement and energy of one of Bootsy's spectacular stage shows. Filmed at the Northsea Jazz Festival in 1998, it features hits and stage favourites from his time fronting his own bands as well as from his P-Funk days with Parliament and Funkadelic.
Starring Bootsy Collins