Recommend me songs

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by jamestown94west, Oct 8, 2013.


  1. jamestown94west

    jamestown94west

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    I'm working on learning some modern r&b, disco, and funk songs right now. That's a genre I really enjoy on the bass. So far I've learned "want you back" by the Jackson 5, "superstitious" by Stevie Wonder, a bunch of Sly and the Family Stone, some MJ, "boogie oogie oogie" by A Taste of Honey, "living in America" by James Brown, and am looking to work on "forget me nots" by Patricia Rushen, "canned heat" by Jamiroquai, & "sir duke" by Stevie Wonder.

    With that in mind, is there anything else you might recommend I try to learn? I'm also working thru some YouTube lessons that are helping me tremendously with playing in the style that I like.

    I'm trying to build up a playlist of songs that I can work thru.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where to put it.
     
  2. Session1969

    Session1969 Gold Supporting Member

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    Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside

    This is a good one because it has slap, pop and finger style. Good for learning volume balance between the three techniques as well,imo.
     
  3. lweastdad

    lweastdad

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    You can call me Al
    Paul Simon...
     
  4. stratovani

    stratovani

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    Disco Inferno - The Trammps. So awesome they needed TWO basses!




    Just don't laugh too hard over the outfits they're wearing. After all, this was the 70s! ;)
     
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  6. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

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    "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang
     
  7. extreme

    extreme

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    You need some Bill Withers! Start with "Use Me" and "Lovely Day".
     
  8. jamestown94west

    jamestown94west

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    These are all excellent suggestions! I'm going to download all of them, and put them in the queue.
     
  9. NightCat

    NightCat

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    I don't know if you are only interested in established or "vintage" grooves but I have gotten totally addicted to a band I found here on TB.
    Vulfpeck:
    - Beastly
    - A Walk to Remember
    - It Get Funkier
     
  10. bggeezer

    bggeezer Guest

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    Chic - good times
    i want your love
    Narada Michael Walden - I should have loved you
    Mcfadden & Whitehead - aint no stoppin us now
    Heat Wave - Boogie nights
     

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