Just a friendly reminder that Sly and The Family Stone's "Fresh" is pretty freaking amazing.
A truly great "bass" album. I actually like Rusty Allen's stuff better than Larry Graham's. But it could be that Sly just put it up higher in the mix. One of the best Jazz bass tones ever put on tape.
If you do not have this album, you are missing out.
Thanks. I do have the album, but haven't listened to it in years. Bumping it now thanks to your post.
Yeah one of my favs. Didn't realize It was a jazz bass...thought it was a precision. Larry Graham plays on it too..."que sera sera" for sure. Also I think Sly plays some bass on it too. There's a couple tracks with 2 basslines...like "in time"
So I was doing some wikipedia "research" and just had my mind blown.
Turns out that Sony accidentally released a version on CD that had alternative tracks of a bunch of different songs in 1991.
After a quick visit to Spotify, I realized that I have the alternate version CD! So what I have been listening to all these yeas is NOT the official album released in 1973.
Also, I think Sly is the bassist I really like.
I *thought* it was a Jazz bass but now everything is upside down.
From a 1974 interview:
Tell me something about the bass player... "That's me. I play bass on all my records. I play most everything on all my records. I just overdub everything."
I love that album along with just about every other Sly release. Rusty Allan also killed it with Robin Trower in the late 70's.:bassist:
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