Any songs to learn similiar to the style of Jailhouse rock?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Seriouscat123, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Seriouscat123

    Seriouscat123 Banned

    Jun 26, 2013
    Like those fast upright bass lines.
  2. kikstand454

    kikstand454 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    I know a little - lynard skynard.

    ( which obviously isn't on an upright...)

    Rock around the clock.
  3. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Pick a song ... any song ...

  4. GtenderG

    GtenderG Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Mystery Dance - Elvis Costello
  5. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    Go on Youtube and look up

    some "Stray Cats" vids........:)
  6. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    If you're referring to the Presley original, that was actually one of, if not THE, first times an electric bass was used on an Elvis recording(if not, it was "You're So Square" from around the same time). Elvis was the bass player on THAT track, believe it or not. But yeah, Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" would be the most classic example of upright R'nR bass. Here's more Bill(sorry the low end is almost non-existent)...

    All you really need to do to get started is to pick up the Rhino Records CD box set, "Loud, Fast, & Out Of Control"; that should keep you busy for a while.
  7. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Some Fabulous Thunderbirds songs would qualify

    Also, check out Deke Dickerson & The Ecofonics
  8. 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
    get some Chess box sets as well. the older (50s) era recordings often feature Willie Dixon playing some crazy walking runs on the big bass. But many of the later records include electric bass tracks from numerous players including Jack Meyers, Buddy Guy (!), Calvin Jones and many others who were literally writing the book on early blues/rock bass playing