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An interesting interview with Ralphe Armstrong

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Whousedtoplay, Nov 6, 2013.


  1. Whousedtoplay

    Whousedtoplay

    May 18, 2013
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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Jaco may have auditioned with a fretted bass, but Jaco was documented using fretless in Flirida long before he had the connections to audition for high profile gigs.

    That said, Ralphe Armstrong is a trailblazer and he deserves recognition as a trailblazer on fretless, and as a brilliant soloist.
     
  3. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Freebo was playing a fretless P-bass with Bonnie Raitt before 1973 and Rick Danko also played fretless with The Band before 1973. Not to take anything away from Armstrong, I love his playing.
     

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