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Bassist on "Crooked Smile"?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Oct 27, 2013.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Anyone know who played bass on the single "Crooked Smile" by J. Cole and TLC? The bass work is in that Thad Tribbett style. I'm guessing it could be big guy who endorses Ibanez and has played for Jill Scott, but I can't remember his name. Whoever it is, the bassline is great!
     
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    You can hear the bassline on the links above.
     
  3. I thought Nate Jones did all of Coles work. Nate Jones is a MONSTER player


    Sick bassline there!
     
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  5. No prob, glad to be of help. Great resource, no doubt.
     
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I really enjoy the hearing the young, super busy finger style r&b bassists. They have put us old slappers out to pasture!:D
     
  7. Rosebud

    Rosebud

    Jan 3, 2007
    that just made me chuckle a bit
     
  8. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    This is the best style of bass playing and what influenced me when I was young.

    For another great record with nasty basslines in this style, check out Juvenile - 400 degreez.
     
  9. Aliasboogie

    Aliasboogie

    Jul 25, 2013
    NJ/NYC
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, Dunlop, Moollon
    Hey guys. I'm kinda late stumbling unto this thread, but that's me on "Crooked Smile". Nate is a good friend of mine and plays on most of J. Cole's records that have live bass.
     
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  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Thanks. You didn't mention your name.

    Edit: Just checked your profile. Name is Al Carty. Funny, I know another Al Boogz from NYC. Plays all over. Hangs at Cafe Oasis in Baldwin all the time. Do you know him?
     
  11. Aliasboogie

    Aliasboogie

    Jul 25, 2013
    NJ/NYC
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, Dunlop, Moollon
    Can't say I do, which is funny. I've been known as Al Boogie since before I started recording and touring professionally. Maybe I'll cross paths with him someday.
     
  12. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    If you ain't doin' nuthin' on a Sunday night, head on over to Cafe Oasis (LIRR stop at Baldwin, right at the bottom of the stairs). Open mic starts at 10pm. House band has Shawn Whitley on bass, Harold Robbins on Keys and 2 crazy talented female musicians Debbie Knapper on guitar and Lucy Padmore on drums. You may run into Al Boogz there. My big brother Tony Robinson (another bassist and TB member known as pyrohr) hangs there as well. Check it out when you get a chance. Bring a whole band in there and jam.
     
  13. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    IMO, that is J Cole's best song because of the bassline. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016

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