Cincinnati, Ohio’s Bootsy Collins is one of the funkiest men to ever walk the face of the earth. Bootsy and his brother Catfish were original members of The J.B.’s, the backing band for James Brown. When you are listening to “Talkin’ Loud And Sayin’ Nothing” or “Super Bad”, that funky bass line you hear is Bootsy. The Original J.B.’s were with Brown for only 11 months before moving on. In 1972, Collins was introduced to George Clinton and the rest is funk history. Bootsy played bass on almost all Parliament/Funkadelic records up through the early 80s. He also formed his own band, “Bootsy’s Rubber Band” as a sideline and worked as a producer as well, he is credited with production on Zapp and Roger’s debuts. “Body Slam!” was a stand alone single released in 1982 and was never included on an album until 1994 as part of a compilation called ‘Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy’. The single did well on the charts, just barely missing the Top 10 on both the R&B and Dance charts. This promo features the edited version in stereo and mono recordings, the edit version is still vinyl only (to the best of my knowledge). The full-length 12″ version was what appeared on the ‘Back In The Day’ compilation. Stay tuned, that 12″ version will appear here later this year.
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
The A Side:
Body Slam! (Edit) (Stereo) 4:05
The B Side:
Body Slam! (Edit) (Mono) 4:05
The Billboard Charts:
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