Leon Wilkeson... respect!
Title pretty much sums it up. :smug:
Never paid much attention to Skynyrd, and ignorantly dismissed their basslines as monotone, root-centered droning... until the other day when my classic rock playlist turned up Gimme Three Steps. What a grooving line, with really cool little fills!
That got me going on a Skynyrd kick, and I realized a lot of the stuff Wilkeson did was actually pretty forward and driving in the mix. "I Ain't the One" and "You Got That Right" are a couple other great examples... even found a live version of Crossroads where he gives Jack Bruce a helluva run for his money!
Any more Talkbass love for this groovin' southern rocker? For a band that magnitude, I found barely a handful of threads on him.
Seems a Jazz and various Thunderbirds (including a Fenderbird supposedly acquired from The Ox) were his staples.
I liked the way Ed King played the bass parts that many people attribute to Leon Wilkeson.
Thats what I had heard also, but take a look at some of their live stuff & watch Leon, he is rippin' it up:bassist:
"I know a little" has a cool bass line as well.
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