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 / Macon (sigh)
    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.