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Are there any great 60s band with good bassists?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by GeorgeBush, Dec 11, 2002.


  1. GeorgeBush

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    Im new to this can tell me wich bassist i shall listen too i have heard Rick Danko is very good and someone in the group The who??
     
  2. moley

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    Yeah, there was this one band... what were they called? Bugs or beetles or something like that...
     
  3. Richard Lindsey

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    On the assumption that you're serious about this and aren't trying to pull our collective leg, yeah. For starters:

    The Band: Rick Danko
    The Beatles: Paul McCartney
    The Who: John Entwistle
    Jefferson Airplane: Jack Casady
    Cream: Jack Bruce
    Most things on the Motown label: James Jamerson
    Booker T and the MGs: Duck Dunn (I think? anyway, Dunn was/is good)
    Aretha Franklin: Chuck Rainey, Jerry Jemmott
     
  4. moley

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    That's the one! :D
     
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  6. Peter McFerrin

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    Don't forget Phil Lesh with the Grateful Dead, or Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge.
     
  7. JohnL

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    Cream-Jack Bruce
    Yes-Chris Squire
     
  8. babecker

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    Led Zeppelin - John Paul Jones
     
  9. bill spangler

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    Blood, sweat and tears--Jim Fielder

    Jefferson airplane---Jack cassady

    Many Motown hits---James jamerson and others.
     
  10. seamus

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    Nice list, I concur.
     
  11. ram936

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    The Band: Rick Danko
    The Beatles: Paul McCartney
    The Who: John Entwistle
    Jefferson Airplane: Jack Casady
    Cream: Jack Bruce
    Most things on the Motown label: James Jamerson
    Booker T and the MGs: Duck Dunn (I think? anyway, Dunn was/is good)
    Aretha Franklin: Chuck Rainey, Jerry Jemmott

    What a great list. All these guys are either deceased or doing different things now, of course. Jack Casady is my favorite here. He still plays with Jorma Kaukonen, the Airplane's lead guitarist, in a band called "Hot Tuna." Check 'em out.
     
  12. Jontom

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    King Crimson, Frank Zappa
     
  13. Richard Lindsey

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    Oh yeah, didn't Greg Lake play on KC's 1st record? And who was the bassplayer on the Mothers of Invention albums in the '60s? Was it Roy Estrada (later of Little Feat)?
     
  14. jerry

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    Andy Fraser from Free!
     
  15. BigWig Will

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    Sterling Morrison or John Cale (I forget which one) of the Velvet Underground, though he wasn't always on bass guitar, I liked it. meh.
     
  16. cassanova

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    Willie Weeks - Donny Hathaway

    Jerry Scheff - Elvis Presley, not too sure if he was primarily 60's or 70's era with him, but either way, he's worth checking out.
     
  17. Rob W

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    Jethro Tull - Glen Cornick in those days

    Jon Noyce is the current player and he's quite good too.
     
  18. dfreeman

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    John Paul Jones and Enwistle are probobly the best two rock bassist ever, in my humble opinion. As for McCartney, he could write some really nifty love tunes, but is his playing really that incredible? Did he change the way people played bass?

    p.s.- don't forget Gezzer Butler, o.k., sabbath isn't really a sixties band, but still.
     
  19. chris griffiths

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    well lets see woodstock was 69. Would that be Noel Redding or billy Cox? either way I really like Billy Cox a ton I think he's great

    and definitley all the jamerson, Rainey, and Jemmott you can absorb. Also Paul McCartney is a good one and I'm a sucker for Geezer Butler's playing although I don't know if that was the 60's. Also Take a listen to Paul Jones/Bonham. I always see them as a package the real zeppelin. especially "good times bad times" Also was sly and the family stone in the 60's? how about flock of seagulls?
     
  20. Woodchuck

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    Wow! Not one mention of Sly & the Family Stone with Larry Graham on bass!




    Oh wait, I just did! :p
     
  21. GeorgeBush

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    The rollingstones then it was it keith who played bass and then i heard that Brian Wilson was a great bassist.

    In all regular papers they only talk about the lead guitarrist and never about the bass player. I mean is not the bass player and the drummer who reallay makes the songs beat??

    You hear great things about clapton Hendrix jimmy page but you dont hear anything write about they Entwistle(the who) or even Mccartney as a bassplayer(i thought he played guitarr)
     

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