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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by dylan, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. dylan


    Oct 1, 2004
    There was an issue in bass player magizene, it had the thirty CDs that all bass players should have? I cant find it and wondered if anyone could give me a bit of list that i could build up our CD collection?

  2. I don't have the issue, but I am always annoyed by "top ___" lists.

    No such thing, mate. Enjoy what you enjoy - that's your "tops" list.

    But still, I guess to help you out there would be some standards:

    Jaco Pastorius (Self Titled)
    Stanley Clarke (School Days)
    Herbie Hancock would be there in some form
    I'd give props to the Blues Brothers Collection 2xCD (for Duck Dunn)
    (cos I'm biased) Rush - Moving Pictures/2112/Permanent Waves/Counterparts/Vapour Trails (or anything, really)
    You'll want some Tower of Power too...

    Jinkys, theres heaps more I'm sure.

    This should probably be in Recordings....

    Hope this is a start ;)
  3. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    You're crazy if I'm going to transcribe the entire article or the ("Extra! Staffer's Picks", where they explain "Why no Rush ;) ) but I'll gladly list the albums and bassists for you. This is from the June 1997 issue of BP...
    1. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Babylon By Bus (Aston "Family Man" Martin)
    2. Duke Ellington: Solos, Duets, and Trios (Jimmy Blanton)
    3. Patsy Cline: 12 Greatest Hits (Harold Bradley, Bob Moore)
    4. Oscar Peterson Trio: Night Train (Ray Brown)
    5. Cream: Wheels of Fire (Jack Bruce)
    6. Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente: Cuban Jam Session, Vol. II (Isreal "Cachao" Lopez)
    7. Miles Davis: Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Paul Chambers)
    8. Stanley Clarke: Stanley Clarke (Stanlet Clarke)
    9. Primus: Sailing the Seas of Cheese (Les Claypool)
    10. Stax/Volt: The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959-1968 (Donald "Duck" Dunn and others)
    11. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Flea)
    12. Graham Central Station: The Best of Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Vol I (Larry Graham)
    13. Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny: Beyond the Missouri Ski (Charlie Haden)
    14. Chaka Khan: What 'cha Gonna Do for Me (Anthony Jackson)
    15. Motown: Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection, 1959-1971 (James Jamerson and others)
    16. B.B. King: Completely Well (Jerry Jemmott)
    17. Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II (John Paul Jones)
    18. Paul Simon: Graceland (Bakithi Kumalo, Lloyd Lelose, Alonzo Jackson, Conrad Lozano)
    19. Bill Evens Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Scott LaFaro)
    20. Michael Manring: Drastic Measures (Michael Manring)
    21. The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Paul McCartney)
    22. Edgar Meyer, Yo-Yo Ma & Mark O' Connor: Appalachia Waltz (Edgar Meyer)
    23. Marcus Miller: The Sun Don't Lie (Marcus Miller)
    24. Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (Charles Mingus)
    25. Weather Report: Heavy Weather (Jaco Pastorius)
    26. The Meters: Funkify Your Life (George Porter Jr.)
    27. Tower of Power: Tower of Power: (Francis "Rocco" Prestia) III
    28. Steely Dan: Aja (Chuck Rainey, Walter Becker)
    29. Yes: Fragile (Chris Squire)
    30. Victor Wooten: A Show of Hands (Victor Wooten)

  4. LOL - i missed a few, huh??