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Format: CD
Sku: 60505260
UPC: 766397432328
UPC 14: 00766397432328
Release Date: 10/9/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Are You Ready, Baby? ~ Victor Wooten
2. What Did He Say? ~ Victor Wooten
3. Hormones In The Headphones ~ Victor Wooten
4. Nobody Knows My Name ~ Victor Wooten
5. Hero ~ Victor Wooten
6. Yinin' & Yangin' / Hey Girl ~ Victor Wooten
7. Sacred Silence / The Jam Man ~ Victor Wooten
8. Tappin' And Thumpin' / Born In The Dark / I Can't Make You Love Me ~ Victor Wooten
9. James Brown! / Iron Man ~ Victor Wooten
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Miller Time ~ Victor Wooten
2. Good People ~ Victor Wooten
3. Imagine This ~ Victor Wooten
4. I Dream In Color ~ Victor Wooten
5. My Life ~ Victor Wooten
6. U Can't Hold No Groove... ~ Victor Wooten
7. Me And My Bass Guitar ~ Victor Wooten
8. Pretty Little Lady ~ Victor Wooten
9. If You Want Me To Stay / Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) ~ Victor Wooten
Victor Wooten is one of the most celebrated electric bassists of all time. His secret seems to lie in doing his own thing, breaking boundaries and defying categorization along the way. Chip Stern wrote in Musician Magazine that Wooten is "proof that all men are not created equal." To this Wooten says, "A lot of guys who have been around for a long time are shocked when they see some of the things I'm doing. Fortunately, they like it." Live In America is the first time that Wooten's explosive live show has been captured on cd. The two disc set was recorded on tour over the past four years and features Wooten's bandmates Regi Wooten (guitar), Joseph Wooten (keyboard), JD Blair (drums) and vocalist MC Divinity as well as surprise guests Marcus Miller and Bootsy Collins. Among the album's 18 tracks are new versions of songs from Wooten's three previous studio albums as well as several never before recorded songs including "Nobody Knows My Name" and "Good People." Other stand out tracks include the gorgeous yet funky original "Sacred Silence/Jam Man," an extended jam with fellow bass monster Marcus Miller on "Miller Time," a spoken word band introduction offered by Bootsy Collins and "Tappin And Thumpin" and a rare recorded feature for guitar shredmaster and Wooten's brother/teacher Regi Wooten. Above all, Live In America captures Wooten and company's obvious joy in bringing music to a live audience night after night. Wooten explains, "We are a very lucky group of people. We know this and we try not to take it for granted. Traveling around the world playing music is a wonderful thing and it produces many wonderful moments. Many of these moments are on this CD: my first time on stage with Marcus Miller, the intro that Bootsy recorded, especially for us, MC Divinity and Anthony Wellington on their first tours, and the night that I improvised a second verse on "Good People" because I had neglected to write one, and which the guys wouldn't let me erase for this CD. I had just written the song on the airplane ride the day before."

"Wooten has done more than redefine the possibilities on the electric bass.  United Press International

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Victor Wooten, Bootsy Collins (vocals, guitar, bass); Joeseph Wooten (vocals, keyboards, Theremin); Reggi Wooten (vocals, guitar); MC Divinity (vocals, bass); JD Blair (vocals, drums); Michael Kott (vocals); Anthony "Flex" Wellington (bass, background vocals); Marcus Miller (bass); Tony Byrd (drums); Sweet Lipps (background vocals).
Muze PNote Engineers include: Kurt Storey, Zach Newton, Robert Battaglia.
Muze PNote Producers include: Bootsy Collins.
Muze PNote Victor Wooten's fourth solo record is a double-disc package documenting four years on the road with brothers Reggie Wooten (guitar and vocals) and Joseph Wooten (keyboards and vocals), as well as JD Blair (drums and vocals). The Wooten band serves up full-throttle funk, R&B, and pop power ballads, as well as feel-good fusion, often with a dash of hip-hop courtesy of rapper (and guest bassist) MC Divinity. The leader's widely celebrated bass virtuosity is on display throughout, but most explicitly during "Hey Girl," "Tappin' and Thumpin'," "Sacred Silence/The Jam Man," "Me and My Bass Guitar," and "Pretty Little Lady." Disc one begins with a studio-recorded introduction from P-Funk bass legend Bootsy Collins, disc two with a bass duel featuring fusion veteran Marcus Miller. Tributes to other musical heroes (Sly Stone, James Brown, and Jaco Pastorius) crop up during the course of the album's 118 combined minutes. While there's much to be said for their tightness and musicianship, Wooten and company can get bogged down in overly long jams, and some of their live schtick doesn't translate so well on record. ~ David R. Adler

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Marcus Miller
Muze Guest Artist Bootsy Collins

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Palmystery
Muze Music Compilations Nature Jams
Muze Music Compilations Word Of Mouth Revisited
Muze Music Compilations Live In Chicago At The United Center 12-19-98 (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Testimony V1, Life&relati

Associated Artists and Works

Bailey, Steve (Jazz)
Bass Extremes
Extraction ~ Howe, Greg

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/09/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 4323
Music Label Name Label : Compass (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00766397432328

Professional Reviews

JazzTimes (4/2002, pp.108-109)
- "...Demonstration of what this electric bass legend is about....thump 'n' slap technique taken to the nth degree...matching the genres of funk, jazz and folk traditions..."

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