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Funk Idol Bootsy Collins

Collins got his start with James Brown, where he "defined the finger-popping funk bass style" (Rolling Stone). He went on to work with George Clinton as part of the Parliment-Funkadelic tribe, before forming Bootsy's Rubber Band. On stage, he created alter egos, including Bootzilla, Boot-Tron, and King of the Geepies. He's put out more than 30 albums, and has just released "Blasters of the Universe," with a new band.

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Other segments from the episode on October 10, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 10, 1994: Interview with Bootsy Collins; Interview with Linda Gray Sexton; Commentary on electronic dictionaries.

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