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"_______ doesn't get enough love around here!"

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Timmah, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Who's your favorite bass player that gets no love around here? Whether they're local heroes or that fifth guy in a big-name band, there's always someone forgotten when we clamor about the Jacos and McCartneys of the world. How about posting a clip or two of your forgotten idol for our collective aural pleasure?

    I guess I'll kick off: Tim Foreman of Switchfoot is my favorite bass player ever, and has been pretty much since I started playing. He's a master of melodic intricacy without intrusiveness, of being the band's backbone without getting boring, and of absolutely massive tone. For your viewing pleasure, just two of his many great lines:

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  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Here's some you rarely see mentioned-

    Avishai Cohen...was checking out some of his albums out the other night...and it made me think how little props he gets here, at Bass Player, etc.

    Ditto for -
    Jeff Andrews
    Mark Egan
    Fima Ephron
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  3. Icemanaroonie


    Sep 6, 2015
    This monster of a bass player, right here, doesn't get enough love.

  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Switchfoot were more than a one-hit wonder? Well, I'll be...
  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Hmm...maybe Lonnie Plaxico? Laurence Cottle? To be honest, so many bass players do seem to get enough love around TB that it's hard to come up with anyone truly deserving who isn't either A) already getting a ton of love; or B) completely unknown.
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  6. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Chip Douglas.
    Mark Egan
    Carl Radle
  7. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Pete Curry - Los Straitjackets
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  8. Can't recall any threads on Carl, and one of my favorites is Mel Schacher with Grand Funk Railroad.
    He was the biggest influence on me taking up the bass.
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  9. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Jim Mayer of the Coral Refers, Jimmy Buffet's band. He flys under the radar but has a great gig. He no doubt makes great money and is able to do his own thing when the Refers are off.
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  10. JoJo Garza from Los Lonely Boys gets zero love on TB. He is a great player who does blues on a six string bass. He has a great voice too!
  11. Your right, forgot about JoJo. Not only does he have a great groove, he has a great sound.
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  12. Alba McBass

    Alba McBass

    Jan 5, 2015
    Glen Cornick ( RIP ) of early Jethro Tull
  13. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Wyzard from Mothers Finest. Did a TB search and it's been years since his talent came up. Gawd that man has got a groove and twenty five fingers.
  14. Mani of Stone Roses
  15. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Pete Trewavas from Marillion.
    Not a huge fan of the band, but he's a great bass player.
  16. aaronious

    aaronious Supporting Member

    May 23, 2011
    Denver CO
    Chris Wood of Medeski Martin
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  17. 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
    Jack Meyers (or Myers) - one of the main bassists during the last of the good years at Chess records . I was very surprised to read in Ed Friedland's column "BLues You Can Use" that he had never heard of Jack until very recently. But Ed made up for his late disovery by featuring Jack in two columns during the last couple of years of his column. I "discovered" Jack when I worked at MCA/Universal in the early 90s when they issued all of the Chess box sets (WOlf, Muddy, Bo, Chuck, etc.) and they included extensive liner notes, including who played on each track.

    But Jack would rate at the top of this poll just based on his appearance on the legendary American Folk Blues Festival tours of Europe. Somewhere around 65 or 66 he was part of the core backing band that supported most of the solo artists on the tour. He and Fred Below provided the *perfect* blues rhythm section for several of the world's great blues artists. With Otis Rush, they formed an amazing trio - a liineup I generally do not like. Just to make sure everyone realized they were watching the coolest rhythm section in the biz, Jack and Fred wore matching berets and sunglasses while performing. (I haven't found any proof, but I'll wager that the Black Panthers stole this look 1 or 2 years later when they formed and wanted the ulimate badass look. )

    Jack was not a Duck Dunn type bass player who defined a certain style with skill, taste and restraint. Jack was more like the Jamerson of the blues, playing poopie that no one else would get away with in a blues context. He was "out" in a musical setting that required "in" and yet he got away with it. But don't try this at home,
  18. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa Guest

    Dec 25, 2011
    Jeff Schmidt

    Dominic "Forest" Lapointe

    Grezgorz Kosinski

  19. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    I'll add a few off the top of my noggin who don't get mentioned too much around here.

    JV Collier
    Chris Chaney (Although to be honest I have seen his name now and again)
    Nick Beggs
    Jonas Reingold
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  20. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    I should have read the entire message that asked for a clip of our under-loved favorite. So here is a Youtube clip of Wizard blowing an audiences mind.

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