Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Funkobit: Phelps 'Catfish' Collins

Phelps Collins, guitarist and brother of Bootsy Collins, has died.

The Collins brothers discovered music together, and shared a first band, The Pacemakers. They remained together when James Brown pulled them into his backing group.

After they stopped being members of the JBs, they stuck together in Bootsy Phelps and The Complete Strangers:

And, indeed, remained together when they both joined Parliament-Funkadelic. In fact, they only split when Phelps quit the P-Funk movement, and more or less music, in 1983.

He made a mini comeback in 2007, playing on the soundtrack of Superbad.

Phelps Collins was 66. He died on Friday after being ill with cancer for some time.