Any songs to learn similiar to the style of Jailhouse rock?
Like those fast upright bass lines.
I know a little - lynard skynard.
( which obviously isn't on an upright...)
Rock around the clock.
Pick a song ... any song ...
Mystery Dance - Elvis Costello
Go on Youtube and look up
some "Stray Cats" vids........:)
If you're referring to the Presley original, that was actually one of, if not THE, first times an electric bass was used on an Elvis recording(if not, it was "You're So Square" from around the same time). Elvis was the bass player on THAT track, believe it or not. But yeah, Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" would be the most classic example of upright R'nR bass. Here's more Bill(sorry the low end is almost non-existent)...
Then there's Gene Vincent...
and the Burnettes...
All you really need to do to get started is to pick up the Rhino Records CD box set, "Loud, Fast, & Out Of Control"; that should keep you busy for a while.
Some Fabulous Thunderbirds songs would qualify
Also, check out Deke Dickerson & The Ecofonics
get some Chess box sets as well. the older (50s) era recordings often feature Willie Dixon playing some crazy walking runs on the big bass. But many of the later records include electric bass tracks from numerous players including Jack Meyers, Buddy Guy (!), Calvin Jones and many others who were literally writing the book on early blues/rock bass playing
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