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Bootsy Collins  ( The JB's , Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band, Parliament ) bass payer

Bootsy Collins ( The JB's , Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band, Parliament ) bass player

President Barack Obama and B.B. King singing "Sweet Home Chicago" on February 21, 2012

'Sweet Home Chicago' Gary Clark Jr., Trombone Shorty, BB, Derk Truks, and the President.

Kool & The Gang.  Just 'cuz it's ladies night...

Kool & the Gang are an American jazz, R, soul and funk group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey

Sister Sledge-We Are Family, the national anthem of the 70's

Image detail for -Sister Sledge - Music Biography, Credits and Discography : AllMusic

The Brothers Johnson

The Brothers Johnson is a band consisting of Black American musicians and brothers George aka 'Lightnin' Licks' and Louis E.

Buddy Guy

July 1936 – Buddy Guy, one of the nicest men in the blues, is born in Lettsworth, La. Revolutionized how the electric guitar was played.

Morris Day and The Time's photo.

Prince & Morris Day during the Dirty Mind tour. Photo Courtesy of Allen Beaulieu via

Larry Graham Bass Player Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a memeber of Sly and the Family Stone. in 1993. Here Graham is showing a method of playing which has been  useful with some of the better know Bass Players Ever. He's credited with the invention of the slapping technique which expanded the tone of the Bass. Graham considers it be just "Thumpin and Plucking"

Larry Graham Bass Player you should look up his Bio. Some people who adopted the slap bass style are Bootsy Collins, Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson, Mark King and Stanley Clarke