Wiiiiiiind ME UP! (Space Bassin’ Those Persephone Blues Away)

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Bootsy’s first three Rubber Band albums are funk classics.  Bootsy? Player of the Year (1978) is the third record of the trilogy.  Like the others, it is full of funky jams, enjoyable ballads, orgiastic space bass, and deep levity.  Bootsy’s Rubber Band utilized many of the talented funkateers, but kept a tighter group, including his ex-J.B. mates, than some of the P-Funk projects.  Bootsy? Player of the Year is perfect medicine for gray weather and a failing country stuck in stasis due to corrupt, greedy vampires running “our” government.  And seriously spring, can’t you do people a favor and arrive already.  All the doom is made worse by the gloom.  Demeter, free us from seasonal affective disorder!

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Personnel:

Producer: George Clinton, William Collins
Guitars: Phelps “Catfish” Collins, Casper
Freeboards: Joel “Razor Sharp” Johnson
Drums and Thangs: Frankie “Kash” Waddy, Gary “Mudd-Bone” Cooper, Casper
Horny Horns: Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Rick Gardner, Richard Griffith
“The Player”: Bootsy Baby
Front Ground Vocals: Gary “Mudd-Bone” Cooper, Robert “P-Nut” Johnson

“Bootzilla”
Vocals: Bootsy Collins, Gary “Mudd-Bone” Cooper, Robert “P-Nut” Johnson
Bass, Drums: Bootsy Collins
Guitars: Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins
Trumpets: Rick Gardner, Richard “Kush” Griffith
Trombone: Fred Wesley
Alto Sax, Electric Piano: Maceo Parker
Acoustic Piano, Synthesizers: Bernie Worrell

“Hollywood Squares”
Vocals: Bootsy Collins
Background Vocals, Drums: Gary “Mudd-Bone” Cooper
Background Vocals: Robert “P-Nut” Johnson
Bass: Bootsy Collins
Guitars: Bootsy Collins, Phelps Collins, Garry Shider
Trumpets: Rick Gardner, Richard “Kush” Griffith
Trombone: Fred Wesley
Alto Sax: Maceo Parker
Keyboards: Bernie Worrell, Joel “Razor Sharp” Johnson
Orchestra, including brass, woodwinds and tympani, arranged & conducted
by Fred Wesley

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