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The Sound Of Parliament Funkadelic: A Conversation With Bootsy Collins & Jim Vitti

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins and renowned recording engineer Jim Vitti for an intimate conversation on their illustrious careers and the making of many classic, groundbreaking funk recordings.    

Bootsy Collins is a leader of the soul-expanding, mind-bending funk movement. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s, and later with Parliament Funkadelic, Collins' driving bass guitar and humorous vocals established him as one of the leading names in funk. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with 15 other members of Parliament Funkadelic.

Jim Vitti is an American recording engineer known to have worked at the historic United Sound Systems recording studio in Detroit, Michigan. He is credited with designing and producing the sound of Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Zapp and Roger, and the Brides of Funkenstein to name a few.