The above title looks a little weird to me – after all, in the world of bassists, Bootsy Collins is anything but “unsung.” He is, as one Parliament-Funkadelic singer put it, “The Jimi Hendrix of the bass guitar,” and there’s no denying his influence on funk bass, or indeed funk music as a whole. Hell, even those who don’t follow the funk at least saw him in that Dee-Lite video from oh-so-long-ago. Still, he was the first subject to be profiled in the new TVOne series “Unsung,” and the episode airs this Sunday at 8pm (check local listings for the channel in your area).
I’m just loving the picture in the article with a sampling of his basses – truly drool-worthy. Can’t wait for the episode, either.