Bootsy's Rubber Band - Bootsy? Player Of The Year
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: BSK 3093
Format: Vinyl, LP
Vinyl: VG+, some light scuffing slightest warp but plays fine
Gatefold cover has ring wear, top corner bends, minor wear to edges and corners
Country: US issue
Genre: Funk / Soul
Credits: Drums - Bootsy Collins , Frank Waddy , Gary Mudbone Cooper
Engineer - Jim Vitti , Mike Lacopelli
Guitar - Bootsy Collins , Catfish Collins
Horns - Fred Wesley , Maceo Parker , Richard Griffith , Rick Gardner
Keyboards - Joel Johnson
Producer - Bootsy Collins , George Clinton
Vocals - Bootsy Collins , Gary Mudbone Cooper , Robert "P-Nut" Johnson
Notes: Horn arrangements by by Fred Wesley and Bootsy Baby. Recorded at United Sound Studios & Hollywood Sound Studios.
Comes with cardboard Bootsy-sunglasses
A1 Bootsy? (What's The Name Of This Town) (6:59)
A2 May The Force Be With You (6:02)
A3 Very Yes (8:24)
B1 Bootzilla (5:38)
Piano [Electric] - Maceo Parker
Piano, Synthesizer - Bernie Worrell
B2 Hollywood Squares (6:15)
Guitar - Garry Shider
Keyboards - Bernie Worrell
B3 Roto Rooter (6:25)
B4 As In (I Love You) (5:08)
When he wasn't providing the groovy booty-shaking bass for George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic, Bootsy was laying to record his own funk gems. Bootsy did not go it alone as he was aided by the Rubber Band. Together, Bootsy's Rubber Band released a one-two-three punch with Stretchin' Out Bootsy's Rubber Band, Ahh...the Name is Bootsy, Baby!, and Bootsy? Player of the Year. Forgotten to all except connoisseurs of funk.
Bootsy? Player of the Year is Bootsy's Rubber Band in top form. The album see the band stretch its chops from twitchy funk ("Bootsy What's the Name of this Town") to celestial groove ("Bootzilla") to hazy soul ("As In I Love You"). "Roto-Rooter" is a funk stomper; one can't help but dance along with the bubbly bass lines.
There is a wide depth to this album showcasing the songwriting talent of Bootsy Collins. His use of the Rubber Band to achieve is version of funk is of great reward to the listener.
It may be the best album Parliament/Funkadelic never recorded.
Bootsy's Rubber Band (Bootzilla - 1978)
This is one of the funkiest men on the planet earth!
Bootsy Collins - Roto-Rooter