The Legendary Bootsy Collins talks about his new album, 'The Power of the One' with Yasmin Young.

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“Music is always a soother, a healer, and that’s how I want to use this record." ~ Bootsy Collins via a press release

 

Booty's new album, The Power of the One, is available now on CD and all streaming services. It will be available on vinyl in December. The album features guest appearances from Christian McBride, Branford Marsalis, George Benson, Emmaline, Bernard Purdie, Larry Graham, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Béla Fleck, Dr. Cornel West, EmiSunshine, Victor Wooten, Uché and more.

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During our interview, I asked Bootsy which was his favorite song on The Power of the One. I clearly put him in a difficult spot. He said the songs are like his children and it's hard for him to choose just one. He did mention 'Wishing Well' and 'The Power of the One,' so if you are true Bootsy fan, check those out for sure. The title track is definitely FUNKY! You can watch the video below.

“The Power of the One is what pulls us through. Everyone has 'The One' inside of them. You never know who is using you for guidance, so always be pure and never fake the funk. Everybody’s got a light. Everybody needs to shine.” ~ Bootsy Collins via a press release

 

Credit: Bootsy Collins via Youtube

Here's the tracklisting:

1 Funk Formula 1
2 The Power Of The One
3 Slide Eazy
4 Creepin'
5 Jam On
6 Lips Turn Blue
7 Funkship Area-51
8 Bewise
9 Soul Not 4 Sale
10 Club Funkateers
11 WantMe2Stay
12 Funktropolis
13 Wishing Well
14 Bootsy Off Broadway
15 Stargate
16 Stolen Dreams

Source: Discogs