Bassist with the best singing voice

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by relman, Jul 13, 2001.

  1. Ok, here's a topic which isn't dicussed much!!!

    I would choose Sting. I like his police stuff, but the singing in solo work is awesome. PLEASE, all you jazzers (and even non jazzers) listen to his version of Thelonius Monk's "round Midnight".
  2. It has to be Jack Bruce, listen to anything he sings, from Cream to BBM to his new solo album.

  3. Steve Esquivel, from Skinlab
  4. definately jack bruce he can hit any note perfectly. but it's definately not les claypool his voice is more irritating than tom waites and bob dylan combined
  5. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Fat Mike from NOFX, best punk voice ever
  6. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Jack Bruce gets one of my votes, but if I can pick others, they'd be:

    John Cowan - New Grass Revival
    Mark King - Level 42
    Willie Dixon
    Dave Schools - Widespread Panic

    If I thought about it, I could name more.
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Doug Pinnick of King's X

    Jack Bruce never was my cup of tea.
  8. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    George Hawkins...played bass in Kenny Loggins' pre-Nathan East band(Keep The Fire & "I'm Alright" daze).
    Anyway, Hawkins sang HARMONY while playing some pretty intricate/busy bass figures(IMO).

    McCartney also sang AND played some pretty decent stuff(like "All My Loving").

    Glenn Hughes...mid '70s ex-Deep Purple bassist; it's been awhile, though, I do recall he had a very R&B-ish/Soulful voice.

    ...and Sting's cool, too.
  10. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Not a lot of people know this, since there's only one recorded example (a version of Hoochie Coochie Man on the "Dreams" box set), but Berry Oakley had a great voice.
  11. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Geddy Lee
    Paul McCartney
    Lemmy Kilmister.
  12. kim deal. i don't like many female singing voices, but her singing in the pixies was great IMO.

    fat mike is great too, very distinctive.
  13. JOHN WETTON ANYONE??? His stuff with Asia was so cool.

    Despite being a Police fan I do think Sting forced his voice too much sometimes, but he's cool.

    Paul (yeah that one) sings cool too. So does King. So does Geddy though his falsetto is questionable.
    Benjamin Orr sang well when he took the Cars' mike.

    And excuse me for going international, but I like the singing by this bassist who fronts Argentinian band "Enanitos Verdes". But you probably never heard those guys.
  14. Paul McCartney
    Greg Lake
    Phil Lynott
  15. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Peter Steele, Type O Negative
    Kip Winger, Winger
  16. KILL ME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  17. ColdYinTiger


    Jul 15, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Very good voice on this bass player.
    I like Peter Steele of Type O too but sometimes it sounds like he tries to go to low and forced, but he does have a very good singing voice.
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Larry Graham. Most singers can't hang with him, let alone bassists.

    No one's mentioned Pete Cetera of Chicago.
  19. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    She did have a great voice, but anyone would sound great singing behind Frank Black's wailing.