Funk legend Bootsy Collins spices up Christmas time with his first holiday album ‘Bootsy Collins: Christmas Is 4 Ever’ – a newly recorded CD from Shout! Factory that mixes four new recordings and nine “Bootsyized” yuletide classics.
Bootsy, whose hits include “Ahh…The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!,” “Bootzilla” and “The Pinocchio Theory” puts his funky touch to popular Christmas favorites “Jingle Belz (aka Jingle bells),” “Chestnutz (aka The Christmas Song),” “Winterfunkyland (aka Winter Wonderland)” and Dis-christmiss (aka This Christmas) – originally written and recorded by Donny Hathaway.
Bootsy is joined by Snoop Dogg, who raps on the new “Happy Holidaze,” and Charlie Daniels on fiddle and background vocals for the classic “Sleigh Ride” (which also features vocals by Ohio Players lead singer Sugarfoot).
Additional notable guests include Fred Wesley and other former James Brown collaborators MC Danny Ray and Bobby Byrd, as well as former Parliament/Funkadelic members Blackbyrd McKnight and Bernie Worrell. The CD also features holiday greetings from Buckethead and Roger Troutman as well as a message from Bishop Don Magic Juan.