My Favourite Bass Players

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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by John50 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:31 pm

John Deacon (Queen)
The amazing and crazy Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire, who are still going strong. I have a DVD of them in a combined concert with Chicago, who are also still going strong, recorded just a couple of years ago)
The late Dee Murray (Original Elton John Band) Dee is a very much under rated bass player in my opinion. Have a listen to the Yellow Brick Road album, and in particular "The Ballard Of Danny Bailey" for some oh so sweet bass sounds and wonderful playing that not only complements this particular tune, but actually makes the whole song work brilliantly.
An awesome player.
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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by foal30 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:38 am

or "I guess that's why they call it the blues"
for some prime L2 STEINBERGER action.
my favorite is probably "Benny and the Jets" from the album you mention
it's just such a solid line.

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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by beagle » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:19 pm

foal30 wrote:some prime L2 STEINBERGER action.
:roll:
foal30 wrote:my favorite is probably "Benny and the Jets" from the album you mention
it's just such a solid line.
Yeah yeah... brilliant!
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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by foal30 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:04 am

rolling eyes at STEINBERGER facts.
I'll use anything to bolster my arguments Steve.

it was quite an interesting story on Talk Bass, but there is no doubt such topics bring out the worst of instrument nerdness.

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Post by beagle » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:50 pm

Just teasing ya mate! Wanted to see if you'd bite! :lol:
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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by Crazykiwi » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:21 pm

Just found out about a house/disco bass player in New York called Gene Perez who is the equivalent of the UK's Julian Crampton. Another awesomely funky player who just nails the groove.
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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by beagle » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:58 am

hmm... this would be him? http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... D=60340960

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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by MetalliBass » Sun May 25, 2008 4:52 pm

Cliff Burton
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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by ryla » Thu May 29, 2008 11:43 am

+1 Dee Murray, +++1 Steinberger L2 8)

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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by Texas Bass Player » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:07 am

or "I guess that's why they call it the blues"
for some prime L2 STEINBERGER action.
I own the Steinberger L2 heard on that song. Dee was my inspiration to take up bass in 1976. I'm very happy/proud to own one of his basses.
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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by BluesBass » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:33 am

Everyone has their own individual tastes of course... but has no one else mentioned Willie Weeks?

Weeks' playing on Donny Hathaway's Live (recorded in or about 1972 and is made up of songs from a couple of live recording from different clubs), including the bass solo on "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", is beyond description (at least from me).
IMHO this album should be required listening for any drummer and bass player.
Weeks' groove with Freddie White on drums is sensational.


Other favorite bass players are (in no particular order and not limited too):
Jamerson - of course
Tony Garnier - Bob Dylan's bass player and who has played more shows with the man then anyone else - ever
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones - Chicago blues man, who has played with just about everyone in the scene
Wille Kent - Another Chicago blues man, played bass, sings and fronted his own band - died a few years ago but was in the pocket, period.
Johnny B. Gayden - works with Albert Collins amongst others
Tommy Shannon - SRV and Double Trouble bassist, nuff said

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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by foal30 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:40 pm

I hope no one was a scoffing about that Elton John story!
nice to see you on board Texas, although it's slightly distressing for me to see an L2 with a lower number than mine.


Willie Weeks? I think I only mention him in every third post. cop Bowie's "Young Americans" too or the Rolling Stones "It's only Rock and Roll".
that "Everything is Everything" is tops, I've ripped it off unashamedly, starting on the b5 for the Em descending riff is all class.

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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by Texas Bass Player » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:59 am

foal30 wrote:I hope no one was a scoffing about that Elton John story!
nice to see you on board Texas, although it's slightly distressing for me to see an L2 with a lower number than mine.
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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by foal30 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:54 pm

This thread has moved into #2 position behind "In Love" but above "Interesting Herald Article" in my summation of this mighty fine site.

#749 for me Texas. One day I'll get a fretless L2. One day...

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Re: My Favourite Bass Players

Post by foal30 » Mon May 18, 2009 10:11 am

I assume it was Dee Murray spanking a Jazz
on a live cut of the Stone's "Honky Tonk Woman" I heard on Hauraki yesterday
bad ass it was anyway

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