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Senior Member
Username: bigredbass

Post Number: 1597
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post

I recently picked up a copy of 'The Funky Bass Book' (edited by BP's Bill Leigh, Backbeat Books, ISBN 978-087930-994-7, $14.99).

After the British Invasion, what really made me want to play bass was Soul Music. This is an encyclopedia, no doubt culled from the Bass Player archives, of who all those guys were. Past Jamerson and Bootsy and Larry Graham, there's lots of recognition of lots of guys where I knew the tune frontwards and backwards, but were old singles where there were never any credits. This has lots of articles about those guys, and I really can recommend this IF you're into this sort of thing.

So THAT's who played that little scale riff to open Harold Melvin's 'Bad Love' . . . . want to know how Jerry Jemmott wound up on Jaco's tutorial video?

My favorite anecdote: David Hood, the great Muscle Shoals session bassist, tells of Paul Simon calling Stax in Memphis wanting to hire the Jamaican musicians who cut 'I'll Take You There' (cut by Hood and the Muscle Shoals musicians) for his next project. The guy at Stax say,' Jamaican?!? They're white boys from Alabama!'

J o e y
Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 862
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post

Did you say funk????
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1479
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:29 pm:   Edit Post

Without sounding like a boring old fart, no one does this music today..this is is what it is all about.
Locked drums with bass with lush Hammond and choppy guitar riffs...jeeze I wish I could get in a band that did this stuff!!
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 1480
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:42 pm:   Edit Post

Here have some more
Senior Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 669
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for the Title. As a Funkologist, I collect as much as I can on the subject
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2330
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - 10:21 pm:   Edit Post

Here is a great funky bass line played on an Alembic EVH bass


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