What you get:
(1)CD "Bootsy Collins Legendary Licks"; Ivan Bradley, Bass
What's on the CD ?
"Recorded Demonstrations" from 12 songs:
"Stretchin' Out In A Rubber Band"
"Another Point Of View"
"It's A Musical"
"Landshark(Just When You Thought It Was Safe)"
"Ever Lost Your Lover"
"Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)"
"Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy Baby"
"Up For The Down Stroke"
The 12 Recorded Demonstrations are broken down in to individual tracks* that contain an:
"Intro and Verse Groove"
Time length of each track runs from 10 to 30 seconds
*These tracks are NOT from the original songs, they are standard instructional /Recorded Demonstrations with the bare minimum instruments: bass, drums, and keyboards. There are no vocal tracks.
Ivan Bradley, is noted on the CD as the Bass Player
Each individual track has a standard bass notation note-for-note tab without the vocal notations.
What's in the Book ?
The book has 47 pages that contain note- for-note transcriptions, and info on the following:
Bootsy, the author (Karl Kaminski), the history of the "Space Bass" which includes its inception and transformations throughout the years. Booty's road rigs, and his Sunglasses (twinkle,twinkle).
Before each of the transcriptions there is a brief history about the song, which may also include info about the effect that was used by Bootsy to create a particular sound,i.e delay/echo pedal(s), on the original song.
When I first listened to the CD, I was not happy that I was not hearing the original songs, and that I wasn't hearing Bootsy play, which is noted on the CD,-(DUH # 1). But then I was reminded that the songs/samples are "Recorded Demonstrations"-(DUH # 2). Which makes since because if you listen to the original songs, it's damn near impossible, at least for me, to catch what Bootsy is really playing -the hand is quicker than the ear... its not what you play, its what you don't play.
Anyway, I listened to all of the songs on the CD, then I went back a found as many of the original songs as I could, listen to them and whatddya know...."Hallelujah !",the pieces to the puzzle fit..."Twinkle, twinkle, baby". The book would be an asset to all levels of bass players who are into Funk or those that want to broaden their musical skills.
I might not be up to par so that I can "Come out from under my sheet, so you can see what I'm doing." But now that I see, and hear what Bootsy's doing ... the cat ain't in the bag no more..."Kirk out"..."Booooooooo !".
If you are not familiar with Bootsy and his music:
(1)listen to some of the songs that are listed above.
(2)check out some of the videos that are posted on Youtube.One of my favs is "Bootsy Collins - Bernie's Interlude/Funkentelechy (1998)" Classic Bootsy,Space Bass in hand!