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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bunk McNulty, Jul 18, 2021.
Thanks for that! Was he the bassist behind David Ruffin too?
Ruffin sounded flat out great!
Andrew White also played with Weather Report and the Fifth Dimension.
Cool interview here.
What's with these saxophonists who double on bass, like Andrew and Wilton Felder?
Holy smokes! I knew Scott played on some Hall & Oates and Stevie hits, but I had no idea how many others he had under his belt!
Good call. I was wondering if a young Michael Henderson before but I think you're right. Also messaged friend Ronnie Foster (played in Stevie's band and on record) to get his opinion.
The bass is easy. Early '66 Jazz, though hard to be sure on the color as it could be black or, as others have speculated, Charcoal Frost. Easiest way to be sure is if there's a clear enough shot of the headstock (black would have clipped logo - just "Fender" - while Charcoal Frost would have the full decal + the "offset contour body" decal). I tend to lean towards black as the Charcoal Frost ones we see today have tended to darken over time as the clearcoat yellowed - but it could be either.
Fabulous film! I ID'd a lot of the basses on the thread Summer Of Soul
Good shot of original Charcoal Frost and can see how it starts to darken and often with a greenish tint:
They can get darker.
Henderson does not look like that guy at all.
This gives you an idea of Andrew White’s bass chops.
You're right! At first I thought it could be Henderson but Miles snatched him away from Wonder maybe around this time, not too sure.
This is the music I grew up to. I'm always going back to it. Glady's Knight?, she is everything.
I'll be snatching up a copy of this documentary video on DVD the nanosecond it comes out. The footage of Stevie Wonder playing drums and live Sly and the Family Stone on the promotional trailer is worth the price of admission alone.
That's the GREAT Scott Edwards..He posted here a few times.
You can get a free month from Hulu, watch it, then cancel your subscription. Which I just did. Totally worth it, including The Fifth Dimension. They surprised the hell out of me. Great singing. There is also an amazing moment with Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. And yeah, Sly. Some great, funny comments from people who attended the festival along the lines of "The drummer is white? What? How can that be!"
So much for my Andrew White post, but Scott Edwards was playing bass for Stevie Wonder during the early Seventies.
Hulu is also running the Rick Rubin/Paul McCartney interviews, it’s one of the better streaming channels.
It's Raj before TV
I also assumed it was Michael Henderson, and was told that it was Andrew White (the gentleman in the movie looks older than 17-18, which is how old MH was at the time). That being said, check out how hard Michael gets into it on the Stevie Live album from 1970:
Furthermore, the entire Sly & the Family Stone set used to be on YouTube and it was B.A.N.A.N.A.S. Hopefully they'll release that as a stand-alone feature at some point. This Nina Simone tune is pretty funky:
BTW, if anyone is interested in another documentary around right now, with similar musical (although much too brief, such as EW&F's first gig) cultural revelations (performers in their hey-days)(lots of talking, but if you like History or Baldwin) is Mr Soul on Independent Lens, PBS. Mr. SOUL! | Films | America's First Black Variety Show | PBS
"Mr. SOUL! features not only archival performances from music legends such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diahann Carroll, B.B. King, and Patti LaBelle, but also spoken word performances from The Last Poets and Sonia Sanchez, dance performances by Carmen de Lavallade, and interviews with James Baldwin, Nikki Giovanni, Muhammad Ali and Maya Angelou, among many others."
What's your viewing source for the documentary?
I'm aghast that you (or anyone else here) haven't yet!
I let go of my Hulu subscription a while ago.
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