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blues songs\albums with good bassplaying?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by draginon, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. draginon


    Oct 4, 2004
    old or new. I am trying to develop a more soulful style and figured blues might be a good idea to listen to
  2. Pride and Joy - SRV
  3. Pino Palladino on the John Mayer Trio's "Try!"
  4. Wademeister63


    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    Tightrope- Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Couldn't Stand the Weather- Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Scar Tissue- Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Smooth- Santana and Rob Thomas

    Ex Girlfriend- No Doubt

    Santaria- Sublime

    the Lemon Song- Led Zeppelin

    Something- Beatles

    All different, all great bass with lots of feeling. Dunno if that's what you meant by soulful, but these are all well worth a good listen.
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Anything with Willie Weeks, Ray Brown, or Jerry Jemmott.
  6. BB King - Blues On The Bayou
    SRV - Couldnt Stand The Weather
    Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (if you take any advice GET THIS NOW)

    but if you wanna get more soulful...soul is a good place to start :p

    Erykah Badu - Baduism Live
    The Roots - The Roots Come Alive
    Any Live James Brown
    Bootsy Collins, Anything By Bootsy
    Jill Scott - 826+
    Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
  7. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    It looks like people have the Stevie Ray Vaughn stuff covered. The Essential SRV and Double Trouble isn't a bad place to start though.

    And as another TB thread brought up today, don't overlook the Blues Brothers soundtrack. That's some good stuff.
  8. middlebit


    Sep 10, 2005
    Lets stick to the blues...try out 'American Union' by John Mayall.Larry Taylor lays down some weird but great stuff on that, interesting constellation too!
  9. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Anything with Tommy Shannon and Double Trouble.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn used them and Johnny Winter did too for some time.

    They are the best at what they do.
    Donald "Duck" Dunn is also a sweet blues bassist
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    A 'modern' Blues band worth checking out-

    Robben Ford & The Blue Line- Robben Ford & The Blue Line &/or A Handful Of Blues.

    Derek Trucks' band, too.
  11. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Jim, I'm with you, I think Roscoe Beck is by far the standard bearer for blues bass. He is way ahead of most blues players harmonically as is Ford and yet he still maintains a sense of "blues tradition".
  12. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    I love Tommy Shannon's bass playing on Johnny Winter's Progressive Blues Experiment. Also Jerry Jemmott on B.B. King's Completely Well. Also Duck Dunn on Muddy Waters' Fathers and Sons.

    (I'm also a fan of Louis Satterfield's bass playing on Muddy Waters' Electric Mud, but that album is so controversial that I hesitate to mention it.)
  13. Definatly check out Derek Trucks' band stuff. I recently got Soul Serenade and it's awesome. "Born to Rock" is the coolest song, with a great bassline/tone as well.

    And Joe Bonamassa is one of my current faves. GREAT bassplaying there. My favorite albums are Blues Deluxe (check out the title track and "You Upset Me Baby" if you get a chance - killer tracks) and A New Day Yesterday (awesome cover of a Jethro Tull song :cool: ).

    I've also been enjoying some Kenny Wayne Shepherd albums. Especially Ledbetter heights. Some great sounding bass work on there too :)
  14. Wolf


    Jan 30, 2004
    BB's got some cool stuff. I really enjoyed the louis jordan
    tribute album he did. Jerry Jemmott's really got all his bases
    covered on that one;
    be it the fast walking lines, the heavy thumping
    cabaret style lines, or the mexican 'pattern playing'
    on "Early In The Morning". Great music, fantastic playing!

    I also really enjoy Jeff Ganz's basswork with Johnny Winter.
    "Hey Where's Your Brother" and "Serious Business" are both
    great. There's a third one I liked, but I can't quite remember
    the name... Come to think about it - this breed of blues
    typically falls under 'Electric', but it's soulful nonetheless...
  15. draginon


    Oct 4, 2004
    I checked a lot of these out. I was referring to blues bass playing that stood out, not complete background stuff.

    I suggest john mayer trio's bassplayer. he has REAL SOUL in his playing, not the stuff some of you recommended. "John mayer - don't need no doctor" is GREAT bassplaying. please check it out. it is awesome
  16. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Get some Cream.
  17. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004

    Larry Taylor yeah a big influence

    If you can find it check out
    Darrell Nulisch, business as usual, with Steve Gomes on bass(tasty)
  18. joninjapan


    Aug 13, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    and pick up a copy of and BB King with Michael Doster on bass. I just finish watching The Jazz Channel Presents B.B. King. Mike Doster is da bomb!!! As one of BB's bassists the guy is just on every note, never gets tired... so cool.

    Score one for the dumpy white guy :hyper:
  19. as i said...live james brown...thats all you need, goes from blues, to soul and to funk...you dont need nuffin else
  20. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Thank god! If I was going to have to say that, I was going to flip out! All this talk of SRV... non traditional blues. Cream!!! I mean.... god.... Trios don't get a whole lot better than this in a blues/rock setting!