60s songs with cool bass intros and lines

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  1. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123

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    Any suggestions of 60s songs with bass intros? Also please don't mention Dazed and confused. Possibly some songs from the early sixties like Motown, pop, and British invasion.

    Examples:

    Cool Jerk
    Weve gotta get out of this place-The Animals
    White rabbit
  2. SturmUndDrang

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    Little Green Bag by the George Baker Selection
    She's not there by the Zombies
    Sloop John B by the Beach Boys
  3. MazingerZ

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    Sunshine of your love; Come Together; Something (Beatles); NIB (now that's one hell of an intro by Geezer Butler); My Generation (The Who);

    Motown: Jackson Five's songs have a lot of nice basslines;
  4. shenager

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    Live with me
    Bill Wyman The Rolling Stones

    My girl
    The temptations

    Crossfire
    Tommy Shannon Stevie Ray Vaughn Double Trouble

    Are you gonna be my Girl
    Jet

    Dazed and confused
    John Paul Jones Led Zeppelin

    New World Man
    Geddy Lee Rush

    Badge
    Jack Bruce Cream
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  6. shenager

    shenager Supporting Member

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    Sorry I misread.
    I thought it was 60 bass songs not the 60's bass songs. So dump jet, rush and SRV
  7. og61pbass

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    Motown stuff usually has some fine bass lines...
  8. Michedelic

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    On the Rolling Stones' "Live With Me", that was actually Keef playing bass. On that subject, it was also Mr. Richards playing a Precision on "Sympathy For The Devil", a really good low-end workout. But I digress...
    Spencer Davis Group--"Keep On Running"(Muff Winwood)
    The Association--"Along Comes Mary"(Joe Osborne?) This tune doesn't get thought of too much, but there's some tasty bass riffs in it
    Eric Burdon/Animals---"Montery"(Danny McCulloch)The second 'psychedelic' version of the Animals, the bass totally drives this tune
    The Outsiders---"Time Won't Let Me"(Mert Madson?)The basslines chug away non-stop, another great endurance
    exercise workout.
    Archie Bell and the Drells---"Tighten Up"(?)Just a simple pentatonic riff, but if you mess up the tempo, the song trainwrecks. Tighten up on that bass, and make it mellow...
    Fontella Bass---"Rescue Me"(Phil Upchurch?)Once again, the bass propels the tune, plus you get a bit of solo riffing at the end
    The Byrds---"Eight Miles High","So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star","My Back Pages"(Chris Hillman)His finest work with the band.
    Elvis Presley---"Suspicious Minds"(Mike Leech)Percolating lines all the way through add to the urgency of the lyrics.
    ANYTHING with Tommy Cogbill at the session.
    I know I'll think of more later, but I wanted to avoid the 'usual suspects' and the expected Jamerson/Kaye/McCartney/Dunn examples(not that there's anything wrong with those), and also highlight instances where the bass parts not only stand out, but also serve the song.
  9. klyph

    klyph Gold Supporting Member

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    I was going to mention "Rescue Me" but Michedelic beat me to it.

    "Love's Gone Bad" by Chris Clark is one of my favorite Jamerson lines and a killer intro.

    "Bewildered" by James Brown has a cool bass intro (especially on "Live at the Apollo Vol. II") but good luck finding a singer to pull it off...;)

    "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" by Aretha... Perfect tone!

    Remember guys... he asked specifically about intros, not just cool bass lines.:)
  10. Stumbo

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    Day Tripper - Beatles
  11. obimark

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    "The Night" Frankie Vali and the Four Seasons - this is my favorite line to play, but you would need a singer who can sing very high....
  12. Jeffrey Avrin

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    Can't believe no one has yet mentioned "we ain't got nothing yet" by the Blues Magoos! :). Great bassline intro!
  13. Mechanical

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    Tears of a Clown.
  14. klyph

    klyph Gold Supporting Member

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    +1 I haven't heard that one for years! -slammin' track! Thanks!
  15. lunarpollen

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    The Grass Roots - "Midnight Confessions"
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    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    "I'm A Man" and "Gimme Some Loving" - Steve Winwood (don't think anyone has mentioned these yet, and they absolutely STOMP.)
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    We Gotta Get Outa This Place - The Animals

    Last train to clarksville - the monkeys

    White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

    Little Green Bag - George Baker (just gets in under the wire)
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  18. fjadams

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    Soul Sacrifice, Santana

    Fresh Garbage, Spirit
  19. Bredian

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    Never paid much attention to my kid playing until the bass line from "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" came blasting out of his room on his bass at age 14....yes, he passed the tryout
  20. lunarpollen

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    This Bowie tune (starts with guitar and bass simultaneously, but the bass immediately stands out and keeps ones attention throughout)

  21. bassteban

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    Maybe not 60s- I love music(Spinners? Ojays?)

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