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Anyone know any cool slap songs?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by ThatCoolBassist, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. ThatCoolBassist


    Feb 16, 2012
    Stuff like stu hamm, alain caron.. I've covered them in the past. I have a talent show coming up and thought you could help me out here.
  2. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Mr. Pink - Mark King/Level 42
  3. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    Peg - Steely Dan. Added bonus being that the crowd may already know the tune.
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    ... but you know Chuck wasn't supposed to be slapping in that song.
  5. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    Maybe that is why I like it; the slapping is understated but makes the choruses seem uplifting. :D
  6. ThatCoolBassist


    Feb 16, 2012
    Havnt looked into mark king lately, might give mr. Pink a shot ;)
  7. Marcus Miller - Power
  8. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Temptations- Shaky Ground.
    I had a teacher that sort of pointed this out as a kind of rosetta stone for slapping bass guitar. 25 years later I have to agree- he told me to learn the slap part and improvise upon it to build solo skills within the slap idiom.
  9. ThatCoolBassist


    Feb 16, 2012
    Hmm any others???
  10. ncapone


    Nov 17, 2010
    Pow - Graham Central Station

    Get on the Floor - Michael Jackson

    Emergency on Planet Earth - Jamiroquai

    Forget me nots - Patrice Rushen

    Suck My Kiss - RHCP

    S-E-X-X-Y - They Might be Giants
  11. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    moved to recordings
  12. "Rampage" by Marcus Miller (on the album The Sun Don't Lie)
    or, heck, almost anything by Marcus
  13. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    Anything Larry Graham ever played. And of course Shining Star by Earth Wind & Fire.
  14. thrasher666


    May 22, 2011
    Check out Infectious Grooves cover of The Immigrant Song - I believe it is Robert Trujillo, now in Metallica on bass...
  15. who


    Apr 20, 2007
    Washington DC
    Glide - Pleasure
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Slam the Clown:

    Anything by Primus
  17. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Just buy the whole album "Sarsippius ark" its a metal funk slapfest! (I want some.lemon lime!).
  18. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    +1 to anything Primus with the bonus that the songs feature the baseline so you don't risk sounding odd if you are playing solo like I am imagining for a talent show. Plus you could even pick something where Les does slapping and tapping and learn/display that technique on top I the slapping.
  19. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Ultimate slap line!!!!
    Chic- good times
    Sugar hill gang- rappers delight
    Its the same bassline, sugar hill lifted it free of charge
    Ive seen bernard edwards play pizz and slap interchangeably on this tune.
  20. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Cruise Missile-Steve Morse with Jerry Peek on bass.
    Bass Player did a chart on it.