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11:03

King Records And The Beginning Of Bootsy Collins

Funk bassist and psychedelic soulster Bootsy Collins is known for his solid grooves and flashy style. Collins got his start at Cincinnati's famed King Records, where he began as a session musician before joining James Brown's band, The JBs.

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10:07

Writer Bruce Tucker

The ghostwriter for James Brown's autobiography, The Godfather of Soul, Tucker is a contributing editor for The Black Music Research Journal.

07:09

Maceo Parker: The Hardest Working Sideman

Saxophonist Maceo Parker began playing with James Brown in 1964. Parker has released several albums of his own as well as collaborations with others. His latest album is Schools In!, from 2005. This interview originally aired on Oct. 2, 1990.

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