Bootsy’s Rubber Band (1982) Body Slam! 7″ Promo

Very Brief:
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.

Bootsy's Rubber Band (1982) Body Slam! 7" PromoThe Source:
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: 7-29889
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982

Bootsy's Rubber Band (1982) Body Slam! 7" PromoThe A Side:
Body Slam! (Edit) (Stereo) 4:05

The B Side:
Body Slam! (Edit) (Mono) 4:05

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Black Singles 10/9/82 12 15
Hot Dance/Disco 10/9/82 13 14

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:

Body Slam! FLAC

Body Slam! MP3

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Body Slam!

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4 Responses to “Bootsy’s Rubber Band (1982) Body Slam! 7″ Promo”

  1. Eli616 says:

    Oh yeah! Bring on the funk Richie! I was always much more into soul / R&B back when I was growing up (late 70’s, early 80’s) and songs like this really made me appreciate this music. Thanks for this track. Love it!

  2. Sean says:

    Thanks Richie,

    You know my favorite concert of the past 5 years was a Bootsy show.

    He came and played a set that was a Rubber Band/Parliment thing. He was so generous and into it. I was front row center and he walked out into the audience by stepping on the armrests of the seats. We held him up as he walked on top of the seats to the back of the audience.

    Man, the funkiest thing Napa, California has seen, I wager?

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