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Bootsy Collins and Al Sharpton Have a Funky Time in the Penthouse: June 29
How the Funk Came to be
Initially Bootsie wanted to play guitar with his brother, but switched to the bass because his brother didn’t need another guitar player at the time. He took the guitar, which he already had, modified it and used it as his bass. “I played that bass all the way up until I got with James Brown,” he says.