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Can anyone identify this bass player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by marty1966, Sep 24, 2004.


  1. marty1966

    marty1966

    Sep 24, 2004
    Hi All,

    This is my first post and I have been trying to identify the bass player in the images here:

    www.emkay.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/001.jpg
    www.emkay.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/002.jpg
    www.emkay.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/003.jpg

    They're not the greatest images....I took them with my digital camera in front of the TV screen!

    Anyway....the images come from a track from a BB King concert which was shown as part of 'The best of The Tube' on UK cable TV about six or seven weeks ago, though originally probably from the mid 80's?

    I havn't a clue who he is ,but he performed a killer slap bass solo
    with an equally killer sound.....anyone know who he is?

    cheers.
     
  2. Looks like a 70's Jazz bass to me. With the cover over the neck pickup and the block fingerboard inlays...
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Wilbert Freeman maybe?

    brad cook
     
  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Looks like BB Kings old bass player?
     
  5. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Randy Jackson?
     
  6. Alexander

    Alexander

    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Willy Weeks, perhaps?
     
  7. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I'm more certain it's Randy Jackson now. Compare:

    http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2592/Events/2592/RandyJacks_Pimen_3479255_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Jackson,%20Randy%20(II)
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    At first I was thinking "That doesn't look like Randy Jackson at all" but when I compare it to the picture I see what you mean.

    brad cook
     
  9. Alexander

    Alexander

    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
  10. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    That picture of Willy Weeks doesn't look like the guy in the original picture to me. Weeks' head is too thin.

    brad cook
     
  11. marty1966

    marty1966

    Sep 24, 2004
  12. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    We're all failures.... beaten by the dudepit. I'll get you, dudepit...I'll get you... :ninja:

    brad cook