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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by GK Growl, Mar 5, 2014.
...and he was playing like then back when he was 10-years old.
I don't know. I've heard plenty of tunes where Victor plays like this. He does sound great.
Mimicing James Brown's stage rap direct from the album. Man, that singer is annoying. I couldn't make it past the first minute.
Good playing here, dig it!
I'm not sure why this is surprising to anyone, unless your only knowledge of Wooten is what other people may have told you he's about.
Just cause he can do a lot of other technical stuff doesn't mean that's all he can do.
Yea but he mixed speaker sizes.
Forget Vic. Skip to 3:50 and watch my man get down! He's a bad mama jama.
No shocker at all. Vic's working a gig as a sideman. And he's doing his job very well. Not every job is the Vic Wooten show.
Actually he was the bandleader on that gig. Very clearly says "Victor Wooten" in the clip name, and he's in the center of the stage.
Victor Wooten always sounds great to me
I believe that's Victor's older brother, Regi Wooten.
Vic is as solid and as groovin as they come. All the slappy-tappy stuff he does is built upon that foundation, not instead of it. Check out his Groove Workshop DVD - it spends a lot of time hammering home the notion that you have to start with the basics and build your sense of rhythm and melodic taste before you can get into the wilder stuff with any proficiency.
You should be so lucky. I'd share the stage with that singer, no problem. Way better than so many singers who try to entertain and out of the ball park compared to the ones who don't even try.
I can confirm that. Regi is just as skilled as Vic, and even more out there in terms of flashy playing, yet here they both are happily grooving tastefully in the pocket and making people dance. There are a lot of people here that could learn a thing from these two.
The Wooten Brothers...'72.
Around 1977, I stumbled into a dance they were playing; that kid is playing bass better than anyone!?!
First big-time wake-up call.
Geez...if this is the shocker of the day, then I'm in for a bitchin' great day...
Seriously, I get where you're coming from. But it's quite the pleasant surprise. I love this stuff. Can't get funky old school enough for me!
What part of this is shocking; Wooten playing pocket bass or someone posting a video of it?
...I have been around here long enough to "know"-
The two (2) bassists that catch the most flack here @TB are-
The majority love both...there is also the loud-mouth minority who think both are "wankers", "noodlers", etc.
...mentioned above, my Victor Wooten "shocker" came in 1977.
I''ve seen him live twice. He knows when to shred and he knows when to lay back and groove... and I''ve never heard him lose the groove while shredding.
I agree. Some folks don't make good front people. I got through it but kept saying to myself 'aaight, get to the music'!