Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Charlie stuffed into your Stocking and Bootsy this year

The Enquirer - Bootsy has stocking stuffer:

It's Halloween, and you know what that means - time to start getting ready for the holidays. Too early, you say? Not if you're judging by holiday CD releases.

Many already have hit store shelves, and one of the latest, in stores today, is Boosty Collins' 'Christmas is 4 Ever' (Shout Factory, $18.98) - the first holiday album from the Cincinnati-born-and-bred, Grammy Award-winning bassist, vocalist and producer.

The album features Collins' versions of nine Christmas classics - including 'Jingle Belz,' 'WinterFunkyLand' (a.k.a. 'Winter Wonderland'), and 'Boot-Off' (better known as 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer') - as well as four originals.

Guest stars include rapper Snoop Dogg; country musician Charlie Daniels; Ohio Players lead singer Sugarfoot; soul musician Bobby Womack; the late Roger Troutman of funk group Zapp; former James Brown collaborators Fred Wesley, Bobby Byrd and MC Danny Ray; and former Parliament-Funkadelic members Blackbyrd McKnight and Bernie Worrell. And there are holiday shout-outs from George Clinton, Buckethead, Roger Troutman and Bishop Don Magic Juan."

It's not a joke! It's here. Charlie sings back up and plays fiddle on Sleigh Ride. Here's the song on iTunes, and the album at