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B.B. Dickerson: War

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

  1. grrg63

    grrg63

    Dec 14, 2005
    Pittsburgh
    "Low Rider" and "Spill The Wine" are 2 of my favorite basslines.
     
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

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

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
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    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Don't forget "Outlaw"! :bassist:

     
  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Harold Brown (drummer) takes no prisoners...
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Disclosures:
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Totally agree, and Lee Oskar was no slouch either.
     
  6. Itzayana

    Itzayana

    Aug 15, 2012
    Oakland Ca
    Yeah, I love those guys.
    They created a signature sound and never tried to be like anyone other than themselves.
    That's cool.
     
  7. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    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
     
  8. And he/they're still doing it.

     
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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.
     
  10. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    very cool band. Glad I saw this, need to spin greatest hits at work today.
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    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.
     
  12. Yup...good eye. I thought is looked stripped, hard to tell with all the stickers....anyways it sounds great.
     
  13. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Oh HELL yeah!! :bassist:
     
  14. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    saw them a couple years ago, really good show.
     



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