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Other lines like Good Times / Rapper's Delight

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by SBassman, Jan 1, 2013.


  1. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    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

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Disclosures:
    Kohlman Bassworks
    Another One Bites The Dust!
     
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  4. jj4001

    jj4001

    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    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.
     
  5. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Exactly. The ones I thought of since I posted are:

    Superfreak
    Another One Bites The Dust
    Under Pressure
     
  6. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Madison,Wisconsin
    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. If you like Good Times, try the theme song to the movie "The Pest" Voodoo Mambo, written by Michael Sembello

     
  8. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Excellent. I'm going to slow that down and work it out.
     
  9. 4dog

    4dog

    Aug 18, 2012
    Barney miller theme
     
  10. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Rapture - Blondie.
     
  11. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Arcadia, CA
    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

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    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

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Cmon folks - what else?

    :cool:
     
  14. N.F.A.

    N.F.A.

    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    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

    bearhart74

    Feb 26, 2009
    Anything by Rick James...
    My city was gone by pretenders
     
  16. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    They're not? I've never really gave them a good listen though.
     
  17. G On Bass

    G On Bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    How about some of the lines Nathan Watts has laid down for Stevie Wonder?

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

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Excellent.
     
  19. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    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. Why not more Bernard Edwards / Chic?

    Start with "I want your love" and "Hangin' "
     
  21. BKBassDude

    BKBassDude

    Jun 17, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY


    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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