Graham Central Station
Hello everyone, I'm very into slap and pop technique. I've got the basics down of the technique, but I would like to enrich myself more with this, but also listen to some good recordings of guys using this technique. I've listened to a few good Graham Central Station tunes, but if you guys and gals could help refer me to some fantastic albums by that band I would be very thankful!
Larry Graham Is a woefully under-rated player. And yes, in addition to playing for Sly and the Family Sone, he is widely credited for inventing the slap technique. But if you want slap/thumb, check out Marcus Miller.
Never heard Graham called "woefully under-rated"....he is at the top of every list of great Funk bassists...
Stanley Clarke's "Lopsy Lu" (& Silly Putty") for a primer into the Open-Hammer Pluck technique, muted pops, flams, etc-
On the other hand...Jamerson, for the longest while, was overlooked.
Get the book Slap It by Tony Oppenheimer. Go through, rinse and repeat many times.
Wait, I thought the OP asked about GCC albmus, and y'all are off on some wild goose hunt.
Here's something UNDERRATED, I went to iTunes just last week and picked up a GCC album after sampling a few. That's what I would do. Cant remember the name of the album, but I didnt find any duds among them.
Your own research - it's underrated! ( not bustin' on ya Lefty - more bustin' on all the unsolicited advice.... )
I thought about it on the way home-
Graham is underappreciated.
For GCS albums? The early ones...the 1st of which still has a heavy Sly & The Family Stone vibe.
Release Yourself is also good-
...Best Of Larry Graham & GCS-
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