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101 songs that a bass player should know...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Piedro, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Piedro


    Jan 23, 2001
    Montréal, Qc, Canada
    Endorsing Aguilar Amp product.
    What do you think?

    i'm not just into things that people should know because this band or songs is not knowed...
    i want to know about popular songs that is asked often to you guys.. with a tricky basslines.. or song's that if everybody knowed this song's.. world would go better for bassplayer ;)

    i'll start with somes that i thinks are essentials.. or just good to knows a part of it.. in case of.

    Ain't no stoppin us now - McFadden&Whitehead
    Killing in the name - RATM
    Let's groove 2night - E,W and F
    I feel Good - James Brown
    Play that funky Music - (who's the first to do this hein?)
    Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
    Rock with you - Mickeal Jackson
    RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
    Canned Heat - Jamiroquai....

    and there's a lot more.. give me your's!
  2. Piedro


    Jan 23, 2001
    Montréal, Qc, Canada
    Endorsing Aguilar Amp product.
    c'mon i want to know about which song should i know...
  3. Mixmasta J

    Mixmasta J

    Dec 4, 2004
  4. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
  5. MurdocRocks


    Jun 18, 2005
    Torrance, CA
    Come Together?
  6. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Peace Sells.
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I don't know about the top 101, but some songs that immediately came to mind are:

    Silly Love Songs
    Good Times
    I'll Be There (Reach Out)
    Sex Machine
    Higher Ground (RHCP)
    Midnite Train to Georgia
    Interstate Love Song
    Emotional Rescue
    American Band

    I think it would be great if we could collectively come up with a list.
  8. Get some Led Zeppelin

    Black Dog
    Moby Dick

    Black Sabbath is good too...

    Iron Man
    War Pigs

    Yadda Yadda Yadda, you get the point.
  9. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I'll see your Money and Come Together and I'll raise you a Brown Eyed Girl. I'd also suggest Red House and couple of SRV songs.
  10. TL5


    Jun 27, 2005
    There was more than one? :smug:
  11. Brick House
  12. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    War - Low Rider
    Green Day - Longview
    Eagles - Hotel California
    Rush - Tom Sawyer
  13. squierplayer120


    Nov 17, 2004
    Eye of the Tiger-Survivor
    The Chain-Fleetwood Mac
    Ramble On-Led Zeppelin
  14. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004
    I'll See Tom Sawyer and Raise you working man and yyz I'll also toss into the Pot Anesthesia, The Real Me, and the lemon song
  15. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Should know?

    Which ever ones the band are playing.
  16. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Kiss - Prince
    The Trooper - Iron Maiden
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    That really fast one.
  18. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    weezer - hash pipe

  19. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Tower Of Power's "What Is Hip?"
  20. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    What's Going On - Marvin Gaye