In memory of Mark Adams (R.I.P.)

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  1. BassLife77

    BassLife77

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    The great Mark Adams, who inspired many young bass players, passed away early this morning. This is confirned by childhood friend and Ohio native Steve Arrington. http://twitter.com/Steve_Arrington One of the greatest "feel and groove" bassists ever. He played bass and co-wrote the #1 R&B hit "Slide" at the mere age of 16. He will be missed
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  2. Jhengsman

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    I'm sorry to hear about this. Slide was one of those anthem songs the bassists played back when I was in high school.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Damn! R.I.P. brother Mark! I was so hoping he was going to come back and play with the band again!

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  4. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    RIP, he was a killer player,
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  6. Jamie_Funk

    Jamie_Funk Supporting Member

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    The Funk has lost another great.

    RIP Mark.

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  7. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    one of my MAIN inspirations!!! "Slide" was my theme song many years.
    R.I.P., Mark.
  8. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

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    Damn. Any idea why?

    Mark Adams is one of my favorite all time bassists. Very innovative. Sort of the funk version of Chris Squire.

    This is very sad news.
  9. Woodchuck

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    Dude was flat out NASTY! And to think, he was a kid when "Slide" was released.
  10. kesslari

    kesslari Supporting Member

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    Heaven just got a whole lot funkier.
    RIP Mr. Mark.
  11. Shelly

    Shelly Supporting Member

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    This...
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    OH MY GOODNESS!!!:bawl:

    THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE LOSS! NO ONE WAS FUNKIER AND HE WAS TRULY UNIQUE!:(
  13. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

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    Rest in Peace.. Slave was one of my favorite bands in the late 70s early 80s.. In fact Slide was one of the first songs I learned to play on bass..
  14. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass A.K.A. Pimp Lucius Supporting Member

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    Rest In Peace Mark.
  15. MisterV619

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    A great loss indeed. I wish Bass Player mag would have done more in depth coverage on him. Loved his playing style and his tone.
  16. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    Yes it is.



    Yeah, keep on wishing.


    I remember when I first heard Slide. All I can say is(I'm speechless).


  17. DrSmaggs

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    such infectious grooves!

    R.I.P.
  18. leehoop

    leehoop Supporting Member

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    slide was the first song I learned to play on bass, RIP Mark Adams you will be missed. Heaven just got a little more funkier!!!!!!
  19. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

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    Damn, Mark was the player that started it all for me. Slave is still one of my all time fovorite bands.

    R.I.P Mark Adams

    Slave was the very first concert I ever attended. It was 1981 with "Bohannon" at The Palladium Ballroom NYC. I still have the ticket stub.
  20. Sounbwoy

    Sounbwoy Supporting Member

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    I just posted as well so I'll remove mine and add to this thread. So sad. Really. Also one of my main influences and bass heroes.
  21. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    yeah guys,... i couldn't resist.

    i just had play a few bars of SLIDE!!!!! :bassist:

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