He is currently over in Europe and was very excited to be our honored guest of the day. He felt very good to know that there were a lot of questions, and he felt even better answering all of your questions. From the bottom of his heart, he says, "Thank you for keepin' the funk alive. I love you."
Below are the questions that were submitted and answers. He was unable to get to a couple of questions as they were emailed to him a bit too late.
Currently, Mudbone is in Europe working on his JuJu project, as well as projects with Germany's Grand Slam and a Dutch group called Seven Eleven. He was able to "join us online" through the kindness of this project's coordinator, Marcel Visser.
From DOC FUNK:
Q: About the Motor Booty album, what songs you were most involved?
Mudbone: All of them
Q: What was your most memorable show?
Mudbone: 1997 L.A.Colliseum
Q: "Every Booty (get on down):" You and Bootsy wrote that tune. What made you "give" it (the song) up to Parliament? It sounds so much like Bootsy's Rubber Band.
Mudbone: The same reason as giving them "Flashlight" and "Aquaboogie". We give funk a chance.
Q: What's up with Grand Slam?
Mudbone: Going back into the studio to do final mixes.
Q: Any chance of touring with George Clinton & P.?
Mudbone: Sure, only the P knows when
Q: What about the Gary & Garry (Shider) album?
Mudbone: We transformed the Gary & Garry project into Sly Fox because of legal matters. But right now we are talking again.
Q: What was it touring with P.Funk in the late 70's?
Mudbone: Greatest Funk Show on Earth
Q: How does it feel to have such a loyal following such as guys you do?
Mudbone: It's an honor. There are no words to describe it.
Q: Why U didn't come to Brazil in 1996?
Mudbone: Because I wasn't with the funk in 1996
Q: Did some other members told you 'bout Brazil?
Mudbone: No they didn't
Q: If you were recording a solo album and you could have anybody in your backing band, who would the members of your dream line-up be?
Mudbone: Tony Allen, Bernie Worrell, Rick Gardner, Larry Fratengelo, David Spradley, Blackbyrd, Ceasar
Q: Will Bootsy tour the US this year?
Mudbone: We don't know yet because they're now discussing a single for the US release.
Q: How come you did (not do) the Hall of Fame induction?
Mudbone: Because I was there in spirit. And I was also in Paris organizing the Funky JuJu project for Mudbone and the Medicine.
Q: How the heck is Catfish doing and why did he quit the group?
Mudbone: Catfish is doing very well in Cincinatti, Ohio. He quit because he played many, many great performances and he wants to rest now.
Q: When can we hear some Funky JuJu?
Mudbone: E.Mail Marcel (laughs). Hopefully very, very soon.
Q:How many musicians have collaborated
Mudbone: At least ten people
Q: How was Bootsy's tour?
Q: Any US plans for Grand Slam?
Mudbone: Not presently
Q: When are you coming back to the US?
Mudbone: I have to ask Uncle Sam
Q: Arianne wants to know if you still have the woodenheart
Mudbone: Oh yes, and it's still beating
Q: Atomic Dawg says to play him a 6/8, please
Mudbone: He's got it
Q: On which Grand Slam tour dates are you on?
Mudbone: September 3th till 13th and November 4th till 28th
Q: What kind of music?
Mudbone: Funk of course
Q: When are you planning coming down to Southern Ontario?
Mudbone: I'm not sure yet. Is it still cold out there?
Q: The cut "Halfway to everywhere" on the Black Crowes "Amorica" album-- How much contribution did you and Garry (Shider) have with the arrangements or was it mostly orchestrated by Chris (Robinson of Black Crowes) and the band?
Mudbone:Yep, the vocal arrangements were mainly arranged by Garry and myself
Q: Was that a good recording experience and any plans on future collaborations?
Mudbone:Yes it was a great recording experience and the future brings many collaborations. With who? We'll see.
Q: How and where did you meet George?
Mudbone: I met George in Baltimore, Maryland in 1969 when Funkadelic was touring as a underground band doing mainly college schools.
Q: Heard some story that George kinda saved you from the hazards of the streets of where you're from.
Mudbone: True, but you must read my book to know the rest, From Failure to Funk, p.s not released yet.
Q: Miss you
Mudbone: Miss you too
Q: What do I have to do to become a part of P.Funk?
Mudbone: Stick around George as much you can and maybe you can pass some of your music to P.Funk
Q: What's your favorite P.Funk song?
Mudbone: P.Funk wants to get funked up
Q: Is that you playing drums on "Auqa Boogie?"
Q: Are you also playing drums on "Munchies for your love?"
Mudbone: No, that's Jerome Brailey
Q: How is Grand Slam doing?
Q: Any plans of Grand Slam concerts in Holland?
Mudbone: Not sure yet
Q: When are Grand Slam and JuJu cd's going to be released?
Mudbone: Hopefully by the end of the year. Look forward to see you, Twins.