10 Essential Bass Albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by gjbassist, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Formerly "LAG"

    Mar 23, 2005
    One of them would be Standing in the Shadows of Motown - Deluxe edition. Jamerson.
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    That certainly would not be my list but to each their own.....
  3. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    This is Bryan Beller's list, right?

    I also peeked at Will Lee's & Wooten's Top-10 Essential Bass Albums-
    Both had The Trio by Oscar Peterson (Ray Brown).
    Lee & Wooten cite Larry Graham (Graham Central Station/Sly & The Family Stone).
    Lee & Wooten both list albums with Wooten on bass (yeah, Vistor named one of his own). :)

    Beller, Lee, & Wooten all cite a Jaco album.
    Wooten & Beller list Steely Dan.

    Personal note-
    Lee lists Meaty, Big & Bouncy by The Who. I just picked that up yesterday...for nostalgia.

    I own 9/10 from Beller's list
    I own 8/10 from Lee & Wooten's Lists.
  5. lexington125


    Sep 11, 2013
    hollywood, baby......
    someday I will find 4 or 5 other guys who want to play the blues the way it was played before it became all about guitar heroics
    some alternate LPs:

    any of the MCA / Chess 'box sets' particularly, the Chuck box, the Wolf box, the Muddy box and the Willie box. All represent the best of blues bass and the very beginnings of rock and roll bass by some of the best players of the day

    Otis live at Monterey - Duck doin what Duck does

    Abbey Road - Paul's work on Something in just remarkable

    whatever the current version of the last Hendrix album is titled. Used to be "cry of love" now its something like "first rays of the new rising sun" billy cox at his best, and somewhat more controlled than the Band of Gypsies jams

    the first pretenders record; one of the best all around first albums by any band; and the bass playing rocks

    'we have come for your children' - the 2nd dead boys record: highlights are Son of Sam, aint it Fun and Big City
  6. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Will lee and V.Wooten picked too.
    One of the albums picked by Victor Wooten is his own first solo album...sure doesn't seem to lack self-esteem.
  7. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    The only record i've ever owned in this is Blood Sugar Sex Magik because as a 13 years old i was misguided and for some reason bought it... (i can honestly say i hate RHCP, though Flea has very little to do with it, in fact i would say Anthony Kiedis has most to do with it)

    These records probably have good basslines (i wouldn't know for most of them honestly) but unfortunately they are played within the context of music i don't care for.
  8. Fuzzy Dustmite

    Fuzzy Dustmite

    Jan 25, 2005
    Mesa, AZ
    THIS +1000