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Fresh

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by strost, Jan 21, 2014.


  1. strost

    strost

    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
    Just a friendly reminder that Sly and The Family Stone's "Fresh" is pretty freaking amazing.

    A truly great "bass" album. I actually like Rusty Allen's stuff better than Larry Graham's. But it could be that Sly just put it up higher in the mix. One of the best Jazz bass tones ever put on tape.

    If you do not have this album, you are missing out.
     
  2. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    elsewhere
    Thanks. I do have the album, but haven't listened to it in years. Bumping it now thanks to your post.
     
  3. brandau

    brandau

    Jan 30, 2008
    NYC
    Yeah one of my favs. Didn't realize It was a jazz bass...thought it was a precision. Larry Graham plays on it too..."que sera sera" for sure. Also I think Sly plays some bass on it too. There's a couple tracks with 2 basslines...like "in time"
     
  4. strost

    strost

    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
    So I was doing some wikipedia "research" and just had my mind blown.

    Turns out that Sony accidentally released a version on CD that had alternative tracks of a bunch of different songs in 1991.

    After a quick visit to Spotify, I realized that I have the alternate version CD! So what I have been listening to all these yeas is NOT the official album released in 1973.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresh_(Sly_and_the_Family_Stone_album)

    Also, I think Sly is the bassist I really like.

    I *thought* it was a Jazz bass but now everything is upside down.
     
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  6. strost

    strost

    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
  7. strost

    strost

    Oct 2, 2008
    Blacksburg, VA
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I love that album along with just about every other Sly release. Rusty Allan also killed it with Robin Trower in the late 70's.:bassist: