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Bootsy Collins' hits from the '70s

”Aah…The Name is Bootsy, Baby!” and ”Ultra Wave” are checked out by our critics

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In Bootsy, ’70s funk had a combination groove master and court jester. His loose-limbed soul sounds even better these days, an escapist’s treat that paved the way for hip-hop. On these late-’70s albums, coproduced by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins leads the charge with slippery bass lines and rubbery vocals. There’s a party going on here, with tunes that stretch and vamp into an old-school sunset. Aah…the Name Is Bootsy, Baby!: A- Ultra Wave: B+