Other lines like Good Times / Rapper's Delight

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  1. SBassman

    SBassman Supporting Member

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    Every once in a while I come across a cool line that I never worked out before. I work it out, and I wind up playing it forever, really enjoying it.

    The latest for me - today - was Good Times / Rapper's Delight.
    I heard the song, and I remembered I never worked out that line. I got it down, and I've been playing it for about an hour now. :)

    Anybody want to cite any other similar signature lines that we should all have memorized? [preferably funky stuff like that]
  2. DWBass

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    Another One Bites The Dust!
  3. jj4001

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    This an obscure one so it may not be exactly what you're looking for but I can't stop playing it:


    Funny you mention Rapper's Delight. My drummer and I busted into it while our guitarist was swapping out guitars at our NYE gig last night.
  4. SBassman

    SBassman Supporting Member

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    Exactly. The ones I thought of since I posted are:

    Superfreak
    Another One Bites The Dust
    Under Pressure
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  6. Systolic

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    Chic - Good Times.

    Almost the very definition of a cool little line.

    I'll add the outro of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac in as well for good measure.
  7. Clark Dark

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    If you like Good Times, try the theme song to the movie "The Pest" Voodoo Mambo, written by Michael Sembello

  8. SBassman

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    Excellent. I'm going to slow that down and work it out.
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    Barney miller theme
  10. SBassman

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    Rapture - Blondie.
  11. Jhengsman

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    Funky, yet crossed over to become a pop hit and still gets play on oldie/old school radio, and with a signature bass line? Sounds like The Commodores Brick House
  12. bass12

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    You did notice that "Good Times" and "Rapper's Delight" are not exactly the same line, right? ;)

    Some other lines that were inspired by "Good Times":

    - "Monster Jam" by The Sequence and Spoonie Gee
    - "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" by Vaughan Mason & Crew

    Some other "signature" type lines? How about:

    - "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by S.O.S. Band
    - "All Night Long" by Mary Jane Girls (also check out the very similar "Risin' To The Top" by Keni Burke)
    - "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen
    - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead (and the derivative and kind of funny "Ma Quale Idea" by Pino D'Angio)
  13. SBassman

    SBassman Supporting Member

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    Cmon folks - what else?

    :cool:
  14. N.F.A.

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    Bust a Move - That's Flea on bass there.
    How about some Fat Boys? Maybe Jailhouse Rap, Can You Feel It, Fat Boys or a few others.
  15. bearhart74

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    Anything by Rick James...
    My city was gone by pretenders
  16. Tupac

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    They're not? I've never really gave them a good listen though.
  17. Grateful

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    How about some of the lines Nathan Watts has laid down for Stevie Wonder?

    - I Wish
    - Sir Duke
    - Master Blaster
  18. SBassman

    SBassman Supporting Member

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    Excellent.
  19. RCCollins

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    Start with GooD Times and follow Grandmaster Flash's "Adventures on the Wheels of Steel":

    Chic - "Good Times"
    Blondie - "Rapture"
    Queen - "Another One Bites the Dust"
    Sugarhill Gang - "8th Wonder"
    The Furious Five - "Birthday Party"
    Spoonie Gee - "Monster Jam"
    Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - "Apache"
    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - "Freedom"
    Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper’s Delight"
    The Hellers - "Life Story"
  20. Pj,Rj,Hj

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    Why not more Bernard Edwards / Chic?

    Start with "I want your love" and "Hangin' "
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    I hate Christmas music with a passion but heard this bassline and was floored at how sick it was. Totally from that school.

    I also always thought this tune was Blondie.

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