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Show Me Some 70's Funk w/Pick

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Rip Topaz, Dec 30, 2012.


  1. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    I'm trying to work on my pick playing, since I've spent most of my career with just finger-style.

    I'm really interested in 70's style funk. Show me some 70's funk played with a pick.
     
  2. Roscoe East

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  3. preside

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    + like a million
     
  4. Rip Topaz

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    Any examples if his work that stand out?
     
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  6. ebozzz

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    I have always felt that this track was played with a pick....

    Kleeer

    Open Your Mind

    Bassist: Norman Durham
     
  7. ebozzz

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    Pretty sure that most if not all of the stuff from the Average White Band was picked. Here's a classic....

    Average White Band

    Cut The Cake

    Bassist: Alan Gorrie
     
  8. FilterFunk

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    Wasn't the bass line in the O'Jays' "For The Love Of Money" played with a pick?
     
  9. ebozzz

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  10. ebozzz

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    Yes, Anthony Jackson....
     
  11. seang15

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    ^^^ also "If you want me to Stay," Larry Graham.
     
  12. ebozzz

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    Could be but I'm not sure if Larry used a pick....
     
  13. fraublugher

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    Larry uses the invisible pick technique [thumbnail + fingernail]
     
  14. brandau

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    Thought that was Rustee Allen...all thumb on a pbass. Then sounds like Sly over dubbed a distorted bassline too..
     
  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    Nobody 'picks' funk better than Bobby Vega! Most of the Average White Band classics are picked bass. Larry Graham, Bernard Edwards and Lamonte Johnson 'semi' picked, meaning they held their fingers in the same manner as if they were holding a pick and played some tunes like that. They are actually just using their fingers. Anthony Jackson is also a 'pick-er' when it call for it but he has an odd style of playing.
     
  16. ebozzz

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    I have another one from Bobby Vega that's a good example of his picked style. Couldn't find it on YouTube. Let me make a video and upload it...
     
  17. ebozzz

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    I agree with this! :)
     
  18. brandau

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    From a 2006 Bass Player mag article "The ambitiously named 'Fresh' hit the streets in early July. A stripped-down, more raw outing than previous Sly albums, the 11-track set was boosted by the bass waves of Graham's hand-picked replacement, Rustee Allen. Sly himself laid down some of the album's bass tracks, but it was Rustee whose lilting line drove "If You Want Me To Stay," the disc's hit single (No. 12 on the Pop charts, No. 3 on R & B)"
     
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    Ok thanks to the Almighty UMG, the Pressure video might be blocked to viewers in the U.S. & Canada. I am sure that they have some reason but it doesn't make any sense to me....
     
  21. carlthegroover

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    Bumpin' it for keepin' it. Wanna check out some more funk.
     

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