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.
The old-school Brooklyn funk and soul band just released its fourth album, I Learned the Hard Way. Sharon Jones and bassist Gabriel Roth join Fresh Air to discuss the band's style and songwriting techniques.
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.