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William Earl Collins, known professionally as Boosty Collins, is an American singer/songwriter/musician from Cincinnati, OH. In 1968, Collins formed the funk band The Pacemakers with older brother Phelps Collins, Frankie ‘Kash” Waddy and Philippe Wynn. Shortly after a financial dispute, the group was hired as the backup band for singer James Brown and their moniker was changed to the JBs. The group went on to play on the singles “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”, “Bewildered”, “Super Bad”, “Soul Power”, “Talking Loud and Saying Nothing”, “The Grunt” and “These Are The JBs.” After parting ways with Brown, Collins returned to Cincinnati and formed the band House Guests with his brother Phelps Collins, Rufus Allen, Clayton “Chicken” Gunnels, Frankie Waddy, Ronnie Greenway and Robert McCullough. The House Guests released the single “What So Ever The Dance.” The House Guests also released two additional singles on the House Guest label as The Sound of Vision. Both Collins brothers were then introduced to Parliament/Funkadelic leader George Clinton. In 1972, they along with Frankie Waddy joined Parliament/Funkadelic. Collins went on to play bass guitar on all of Parliament’s albums, with the exception of “Osmium”, through the 1980’s, and also garnered several songwriting credits as well. In 1976, Collins along with brother Phelps Collins, Waddy, Joel Johnson, Gary “Mudbone” Cooper, Robert Johnson and The Horny Horns formed Booty’s Rubber Band, a separate touring unit of George Clinton’s P-Funk collective. The band recorded five albums together. The first three are considered quintessential P-Funk recordings. Collins has released the albums “Ultra Wave” (1980), “The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away” (1982), “What’s Bootsy Doing” (1988), “Fresh Outta P University” (1997), “Play With Bootsy” (2002), “Christmas Is 4 Ever” (2006), “The Official BootLeggedBootsyCD” (2009), “The Funk Capital Of The World” (2001), “World Wide Funk” (2017) and “Nobody Is Perfect Veronica Vitale Ft. Bootsy Collins” (2018).