Music History Fact Of The Week: James Brown & Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins first cam to prominence when James Brown hired Bootsy’s band, The Pacesetters, which included Bootsy’s brother, Catfish Collins. James Brown hired the band in 1970 to back him during his performances.
Bootsy Collins was a teenager when he started playing with James Brown.
James Brown changed the name of The Pacesetters to The JBs.