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Great sounding jazz bass in this clip from '78

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by PJ Muzikmansky, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

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    Gentlemen. I submit for your consideration, a clip from a 1978episode of the 'Two Ronnies'. I first saw this as a teenager and only recently rediscovered it (thanks youtube!) It features the great British singer, Barbara Dickson, backed up by a very tight band with a great bass player. Doesn't the jazz bass sound good ? An excellent studio sound overall

  2. JimK

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    ...is this live? The vocals...maybe, the others look like they are playing to a track.
    (Convincingly, too, 'cause the bassist/guitarist/drummer hands "look correct" vs. the audio. Sometimes, the giveaway is a drummer that looks like he's beating on eggshells &/or a cymbal crash that's missed...not really the case here although he looks like he's playing with a light touch).

    If this is their live sound...kudos, very clean.
  3. PJ Muzikmansky

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    I'm convinced it is JimK...although I've been in a situation myself where I've 'played' live to a pre-recorded bass part !

  4. Art Araya

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    Seems live to me. All fills right on the money, all notes match up, all vocal articulations match the mouth movements. Never seen a performance to track match up this closely.
  5. JimK

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    Sometimes the vocals are live (e.g. The Doors "Touch Me" from The Smothers Brothers Show...just read about it over the holidaze Morrison's live vocals over a pre-recorded instrumental bed. Morrison's misses some words/his cue at about 1:09).

    Yes...it is very good...and well-played, mixed, volumes, etc. Great job!
  6. JimK

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    Man, that's a bad jam....and sounds live, too!

    Just checked the credits-
    No elec bass on the recording?
  7. Demon_Hunter

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    Love those yellow trousers!!!
  8. spacebassed

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    WOW! Who knew that Justin Meldal-Johnsen had a time machine?!?

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