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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by GK Growl, Mar 5, 2014.


  1. GK Growl

    GK Growl

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  2. JimK

    JimK

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    ...and he was playing like then back when he was 10-years old.
  3. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

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    I don't know. I've heard plenty of tunes where Victor plays like this. He does sound great.
  4. AaronVonRock

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    Mimicing James Brown's stage rap direct from the album. Man, that singer is annoying. I couldn't make it past the first minute.
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  6. BboogieXVII

    BboogieXVII

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    Good playing here, dig it!
  7. lowfreqgeek

    lowfreqgeek Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure why this is surprising to anyone, unless your only knowledge of Wooten is what other people may have told you he's about.

    Just cause he can do a lot of other technical stuff doesn't mean that's all he can do.
  8. adivin

    adivin Supporting Member

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    Yea but he mixed speaker sizes.
  9. zac2944

    zac2944 Supporting Member

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    Forget Vic. Skip to 3:50 and watch my man get down! He's a bad mama jama.

    No shocker at all. Vic's working a gig as a sideman. And he's doing his job very well. Not every job is the Vic Wooten show.
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Actually he was the bandleader on that gig. Very clearly says "Victor Wooten" in the clip name, and he's in the center of the stage.
  11. Duckwater

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    Victor Wooten always sounds great to me
  12. Bassology

    Bassology Supporting Member

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    I believe that's Victor's older brother, Regi Wooten.
  13. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    Vic is as solid and as groovin as they come. All the slappy-tappy stuff he does is built upon that foundation, not instead of it. Check out his Groove Workshop DVD - it spends a lot of time hammering home the notion that you have to start with the basics and build your sense of rhythm and melodic taste before you can get into the wilder stuff with any proficiency.
  14. Session1969

    Session1969 Gold Supporting Member

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    You should be so lucky. I'd share the stage with that singer, no problem. Way better than so many singers who try to entertain and out of the ball park compared to the ones who don't even try.
  15. lowfreq33

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    I can confirm that. Regi is just as skilled as Vic, and even more out there in terms of flashy playing, yet here they both are happily grooving tastefully in the pocket and making people dance. There are a lot of people here that could learn a thing from these two.
  16. JimK

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  17. Geri O

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    Geez...if this is the shocker of the day, then I'm in for a bitchin' great day...:bag:

    Seriously, I get where you're coming from. But it's quite the pleasant surprise. I love this stuff. Can't get funky old school enough for me!
  18. basslayer

    basslayer Supporting Member

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    What part of this is shocking; Wooten playing pocket bass or someone posting a video of it?
  19. JimK

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    ...I have been around here long enough to "know"-
    The two (2) bassists that catch the most flack here @TB are-
    Jaco
    Victor Wooten

    The majority love both...there is also the loud-mouth minority who think both are "wankers", "noodlers", etc.

    ...mentioned above, my Victor Wooten "shocker" came in 1977.
  20. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

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    I''ve seen him live twice. He knows when to shred and he knows when to lay back and groove... and I''ve never heard him lose the groove while shredding.
  21. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    I agree. Some folks don't make good front people. I got through it but kept saying to myself 'aaight, get to the music'!

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