Good song for bassist and drummer to cover

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


  1. testbot5000

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    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

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    Doug Johns - Summer song
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    best bass line ever
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    Death from Above 1979

    Pretty much anything by them is decent. Black History is a rockin song.
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    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.
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    +1 I love that Zeppelin medley you and JSimms do! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :cool:
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    Credit / Tower of Power.

    That will keep you busy for a while.....
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    Check out the song weak at the knees by Steve Arrington. Bass and drums can do alot with this song.
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    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!
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    Primary by the Cure - 2 basses, drums, vocals.
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    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!
  21. mike_mckaigg

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    love that bass line!

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