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Bass on "Give it to me Baby" - Rick James

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sleestak, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. On Rick James "Give it to me Baby" the album it is on shows James with a Ric, but does anyone know if that is the bass and if he actually played on that track?

    There is a commercial that starts with the bass riff that opens that sond, and I wanted to find out who and what bass made that music, it sounds great.


    George :hyper:
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Fantastic song! Sounds like a Ric to me. Great playing IMO - groovy and funky to the extreme.
  3. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    Sounds like a picked P bass to me.........and 2 to 1 it ain't Slick Rick playing it. maybe someone will enlighten us as to who it is. :cool:

    An all time classic bass line.
  4. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Charlie Murphaaaayyyy!!!
    Couldn't help myself :D

    But yeah, he did have some great lines.
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It was the bassist for the Stone City Band (Rick's backing band). He's also playing on "Square Biz". I forgot his name, but I saw Rick in the '70's and the guy was playing a Stingray, IIRC.

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