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Stanley Banks

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassdog, Mar 15, 2013.


  1. bassdog

    bassdog

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    This guy played on a bunch of George Benson stuff. I just love his tone on This Masquerade and Breezin', among others. Anybody know what bass he plays and strings he uses. I have done a little looking around the net and see him play J bass alot.



    Bob
     
  2. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

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    While Stanley Banks was indeed a member of Benson's band and is credited on the Breezin' album, I'm 99.9% certain that the bass on the title track "Breezin' " was played by Phil Upchurch.
     
  3. bassdog

    bassdog

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    "I'm 99.9% certain that the bass on the title track "Breezin' " was played by Phil Upchurch."

    Well then I really dig his tone and playing.

    Bob
     
  4. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    Breezin' was Upchurch.
     
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  6. JimK

    JimK

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    "Six To Four"...a very cool tune...Upchurch, also.

    Check out "Full Compass" from Bad Benson. Upchurch on EB...another cool tune that serves as a bass etude.

    Both written by Upchurch.


    Bass Player (a few years ago) did an article/feature on Stanley Banks.
     
  7. downtownwillie

    downtownwillie

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    Agreeded Phil played bass on the studio version, however, I'm sure there are plenty of examples of the great Stanley Banks playing that song on live dates. So, I love Phil and Stanley's tone on both versions.
     
  8. Lubertha

    Lubertha

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    Stanley recorded on the Breezin album also.............He has been on tour with George for over 40 yrs. And has never missed a gig!! They are still going strong....
     

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