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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by demolition, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    I borrowed a bass tape from a bud and it had a short excerpt from a few bass players from their own bass video that they put out.
    And when it came to Alan Woody I was floored ! he plays funk with a pick and pops with his pinkey while muting with his palm,NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE !
    I am a well rounded musician I like to think but what this guy did was as innovated as some of the more popular players being worshiped on a daily basis.
    I never read or see much about him,especially since he died 3 years ago,his style was cool and funky and when he talked he sounded like a hick but played like a seasoned jazz great(no offense ment ,I dont know how else to describe him).
  2. watspan


    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    I'm not aware of the technique or video you describe, but i've listened to woody alot on both Allman Bros Band and gov't Mule cd's.

    woody could definitely rip it up!

    I'd toss out "devil likes it slow" and "mule" from the "Live with a little help" cd or "Trane" from the self-titled "gov't Mule" cd as some examples of woody lettin' it fly

    Warren Haynes aint to shabby either;)
  3. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I loved Woody's style/tone....everything!! He went against the grain of what most bassist where doing in the 90's and made a style all his own.
    Gov't Mule where/are one of my favorite bands:bassist:
  4. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Woody was the man. I'd recommed the Gov't Mule DVD Rising Low (by Mike Gordon) for more info on his life and great live clips too. He could play jazz, blues, funk, anything and with force. His bassline on Thorazine Shuffle just kicks ass. Truly an original.

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