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amazing grace - Jaco or Wooten?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by russ_4ft, Sep 16, 2001.


  1. Jaco Pastorious

    7 vote(s)
    70.0%
  2. Victor Wooten

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  1. Who's version is better??

    In my oppinion Wooten is the master!
     
  2. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Jaco's one is the harmonic one right? Well if it is then that one cause its purtier, and I can play it. :D
     
  3. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Yahar that was post 600. :D
     
  4. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    They are both excellent - but I prefer Jaco's.
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Jaco never did a version!!!

    Ther have been several threads about this before and most likely what you are talking about is a track that was on a bass instructional web site, by a European bass player who contributed this "in the style of Jaco" :rolleyes:
     
  6. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Hi Bruce, I checked out the other thread about Jaco and Amazing Grace. It's here:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=20260

    That must be the version I heard - I thought I heard it on one of my CDs, but I cannot find it. So you are saying it wasn't done by Jaco at all, but by an European bassist... interesting...

    The bass tabs for that version is here, and has been attributed to Jaco anyway:

    http://www.talkbass.com/tab/tabview.php?action=bta&tabdirstring=p/pastorius_jaco/amazing_grace.btab

    I know that Jaco also played Amazing Grace on the piano a few times live too.
     
  7. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Ok I change my answer to guy in Europe.

    Go guy in Europe! :D
     
  8. The Dropkick Murphy's version is best. Punk with bagpipes.
     
  9. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    For what it is worth to anyone, the All Music Guide web site lists a couple dozen albums that contain a version of "Amazing Grace".

    These include a reggae version played by a steel band and a bagpipe version played by the Edinburgh Tattoo.

    I know the main question refers to bass guitar versions of the song, but the song is what I call a "comfort song" and it might be helpful to some to know who has recorded renditions of the song.

    http://www.allmusicguide.com
     
  10. *claps*

    Very nice, Xavier G. :)
     
  11. Thanks, NH. Glad you liked it.