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B.B. Dickerson: War

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by shrimpflea, Dec 16, 2013.


  1. shrimpflea

    shrimpflea

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  2. grrg63

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    "Low Rider" and "Spill The Wine" are 2 of my favorite basslines.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

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    That looks like a stack knob Jazz with a custom paint job. Dickerson usually played Seventies Jazzes with the blocks and binding.
     
  4. Woodchuck

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    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Don't forget "Outlaw"! :bassist:

     
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  6. JimK

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    Harold Brown (drummer) takes no prisoners...
     
  7. Woodchuck

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    Totally agree, and Lee Oskar was no slouch either.
     
  8. Itzayana

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    Yeah, I love those guys.
    They created a signature sound and never tried to be like anyone other than themselves.
    That's cool.
     
  9. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

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    My favorite BB line is from "Sing a Happy Song" off the "Youngblood (Livin' In The Streets)" soundtrack
    Here is my attempt to try to play it.
    http://youtu.be/lMh21ZAAtL4
     
  10. Clark Dark

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    And he/they're still doing it.

     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    The first bassline I ever learned was by B.B. Dickerson. It was "Heartbeat," from the Why Can't We Be Friends album. War was a really interesting band. The original War was an all black band except for a Jew from Denmark who played harmonica, who sang mainly about Mexican American culture. When they did sing about black life, the songs were pretty gritty like Sneaking into Darkness or Me and Baby Brother. Me and Baby Brother could have been a song about the LA Riots although it was written about 16 years earlier. The song Outlaw is about biker culture, which is another very California thing. War was possibly the inner city equivalent of a Southern Rock band because they always represented the place from where they came in their music.
     
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    very cool band. Glad I saw this, need to spin greatest hits at work today.
     
  14. JimmyM

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    Last I heard, Bobby Watson from Rufus was playing with War and it was only a couple months ago. Is BB back?

    EDIT: Oops...forgot that there are competing War bands...one is the Lowrider band with BB and 3 other original members, the other is still called War and has only one original member.
     
  15. shrimpflea

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    Yup...good eye. I thought is looked stripped, hard to tell with all the stickers....anyways it sounds great.
     
  16. Basshappi

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    Oh HELL yeah!! :bassist:
     
  17. bluesblaster

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    saw them a couple years ago, really good show.
     

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