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Good song for bassist and drummer to cover

Discussion in 'Ask Doug Johns' started by testbot5000, Nov 16, 2011.


  1. testbot5000

    testbot5000

    Nov 16, 2011
    What are good funky songs me and my drummer can cover. I'm looking for new songs that I don't know so don't ask me what I want to play just suggest songs you enjoy

    :)
     
  2. Doug Johns

    Doug Johns

    Feb 4, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
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  4. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    Doug Johns - Summer song
     
  5. Hapa

    Hapa

    Apr 21, 2011
    Tustin, CA
  6. roundabout by Yes
    best bass line ever
     
  7. Chef FourString

    Chef FourString

    Feb 4, 2011
    Texas
    Death from Above 1979

    Pretty much anything by them is decent. Black History is a rockin song.
     
  8. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535

    Sep 16, 2010
    South Florida
    hell to the yeah
     
  9. radiojunkie

    radiojunkie

    Jul 15, 2012
    mid-atlantic
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    suffers from chronic lyrichosys
    old school - J Giles - original funk from Worcester Mass.

    not so old school - Sublime - maybe not funk but funky

    contemporary - check out Tal Wilkenfield w/ Jeff Beck (and whoever happens to be on drums.) IMO, more funk than jazz.
     
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
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    +1 I love that Zeppelin medley you and JSimms do! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
     
  11. drgroove111

    drgroove111 Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Credit / Tower of Power.

    That will keep you busy for a while.....
     
  12. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
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    Check out the song weak at the knees by Steve Arrington. Bass and drums can do alot with this song.
     
  13. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
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  14. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
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  15. phillybass101

    phillybass101

    Jan 12, 2011
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    Funk the Dumb Stuff Tower of Power. I got a million of em....
     
  16. Ya, I donnow folks, I am REALLY diggin' on Doug's new "stickman" , a Mister SIMMS! SOB is **TIGHT**!!!!!
    I liked Chris as well.

    So maybe you ought get some "STANK" on it!
     
  17. Primary by the Cure - 2 basses, drums, vocals.
     
  18. Man, that sucka's hot! it may be a bit limiting as it's pretty straight up. Slide is hot as well, and while I don't know what a STONE JAM is, it seems to be the SLAVE tune that moves me musically, as Nobody Can Be You does lyrically.

    OP, check out the Funk 101, 102 threads in the "recordings" forum. Dudes like EBOZZ are throwing some great stuff out there. In fact, I have to thank Charles (ebozz) AGAIN, for sharing his funk.

    I dont know how your drummer will feel about it, and I wasnt much of a Jackson Five fan as a kid ( Sabbath, Zepplin, ZZtop, Steely Dan - yes I WAS WHITE as a kid!), but I've spent the last week working on Darling Dear. I mean, it isnt FUNK, but o'Lord, that man had a gift, a beautiful gift, and I am learning some from following his footsteps.

    What I do with the drummer sometimes is sort of jot some changes down and yell out " Yo, play what you feel like right now!" and let Mother Music work her charm!
     
  19. mike_mckaigg

    mike_mckaigg

    Dec 28, 2008
    love that bass line!
     



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