Best fretless song you have heard

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by FractalUniverse, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. Best fretless song you have heard. I just wanna know.
  2. i really like mingus' haitian fight song or anything by manring or jaco. also i like marcus miller's cover of goodbye pork pie hat.
  3. I'll have to go with Jaco playing on Joni Mitchell's album 'Hejira'. My two favorite tracks are "Hejira" and "Refuge of the Roads".
  4. steve 1

    steve 1 Guest

    Feb 18, 2002
    utica, ny
    "continuum" by jaco...very cool song.

  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The first fretless song that ever hit me was Pete Townsend's Give Blood with Pino Palladino on bass and Simon Phillips on drums.

    Amazing, especially since they (wrote?) and arranged that one pretty much on the spot.

    I didn't know Jaco at that time, but even now that song still touches me more than most others.
  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    John Taylor's fretless line on "Save A Prayer" was probably the first fretless thing I paid attention to. It still sounds pretty good.
  7. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    (at the moment) Michael Manring's "La Sagrada Familia".

    For some reason, certain dynamics of the tune remind me
    of Al DiMeola's "Race With The Devil on a Spanish Highway".

  8. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    I'm giving the nod to Pino Palladino again, this time for "New York Minute" of the Eagles.
  9. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    All of the above, plus "Closer", "Radioactive" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Firm with Tony Franklin on bass.
  10. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Technically I wouldn't consider it the"best" but it's my favorite....

    I Love Women - by Lou Reed - not sure who the bassist is.
  11. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    I, too, love "La Sagrada Familia."
  12. ryan morris

    ryan morris Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Les Claypool's version of the Meters' "Tippi Toes" It's not that amazing, but it's my fav. for some reason.
  13. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    It may not be the most technical, but I've always been partial to Hey You from Pink Floyd.
  14. craigers2


    Sep 26, 2001
    "diamonds on the soles of her shoes" - paul simon
  15. Great choice.

    I think it is Fernando Saunders.
  16. I was going to say about the same thing. There's some amazing fretless stuff all over "Graceland". What's the name of that bassist again?
  17. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    can't forget "oceans" by pearl jam.

    i was ecstatic when i taught myself how to play it!
  18. :D :D :D

    i must also add Dog eat Dog and every Joni Mitchell album Jaco played klein's great too
  19. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Probably one of my all time favs is Jaco on "A Remark You Made", specifically the live version from the album '8:30'. That was probably the one song that influenced me the most to start playing fretless as well.
  20. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    Gotta go with Jaco on Weather Reports "Havona". What a groove! What a solo!