Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!


Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

Infobox Album
Name = Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
Type = studio
Artist = Bootsy's Rubber Band


Released = 1977
Recorded = 1976
Genre = Funk
Length = 38:59
Label = Warner Bros. Records
Producer = George Clinton, Bootsy Collins
Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:2f57gj4rj6im~T1 link]
* Rolling Stone (favorable) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/bootsycollins/albums/album/142472/review/6067529/ahhthe_name_is_bootsy_baby link]
* [http://www.warr.org/ Warr.org] Rating|5|5 [http://www.warr.org/bootsy.html#ATNIBB link]
Last album = "Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band"
(1976)
This album = "Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!"
(1977)
Next album = "Bootsy? Player of the Year"
(1978)

Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! is a funk album by Bootsy Collins, released in 1977. It reached number one on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Soul albums chart, the first P-Funk release to achieve this goal. The album was produced by George Clinton and William "Bootsy" Collins and arranged by Bootsy and Casper (names William Collins uses to refer to his various roles [http://www.funky-stuff.com/bootsy/inter_nft1.htm: New Funk Times' Collins interview] ).

Overview

Bootsy's second album is widely considered his best: the Motherpage and warr.org give it five-star ratings. Similar to most of Bootsy's other work, it is divided between dance tracks and slow jams. The song "The Pinocchio Theory" inspired the George Clinton creation Sir Nose D'voidoffunk (see P-Funk mythology: the song says if you fake the funk, your nose will grow, and Sir Nose fakes the funk).

Track listing

;Side I / El Uno - A Friendly Boo
#"Ahh... the Name is Bootsy Baby" (W. Collins/G. Clinton/Maceo Parker) - (6:52)
#"The Pinocchio Theory" (W. Collins/G. Clinton) - (6:08)(released as a single-Warner Bros. 8328)
#"Rubber Duckie" (W. Collins/G. Clinton/Garry Shider) - (3:18)(released as the b-side to "The Pinocchio Theory")
#"Preview Side Too" (W. Collins/G. Clinton/G. Cooper) - (0:56);Side II / Un Dos - Geepieland Music
#"What's a Telephone Bill?" (W. Collins/G. Clinton/G. Cooper) - (5:58)
#"Munchies for Your Love" (W. Collins/G. Clinton/G. Cooper/G. Shider) - (9:39)
#"Can't Stay Away" (W. Collins/G. Clinton) - (5:28)(released as a single-Warner Bros. 8403)
#"Reprise: We Want Bootsy" (W. Collins/G. Clinton/M. Parker) - (0:20)

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