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Chuck Rainey on Donny Hathaway's "I believe in music"

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by brianh, Sep 22, 2008.


  1. brianh

    brianh

    Aug 19, 2005
    NYC
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    Killing classic Chuck Rainey track...anyone know if there are two seperate bass parts on this one? It would seem unlikely, but it kind of sounds that way (especially on the verses with the pedal tonic and the chords up high...).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sneckumhaw

    Sneckumhaw

    Apr 26, 2006
    Earth
    Doesn't sound unlikely to me. That's more common than you'd think.
     
  3. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I'll have to check this tune out.

    Anyway, are the pedal tones using an open string(s)? Rainey was a master at that...Jaco's "Liberty City" is another example of using open strings with high register doublestops (illusion of 2 bass parts).
     
  4. brianh

    brianh

    Aug 19, 2005
    NYC
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification


    The song is in Bb and he pedals the I and the V which makes open strings kind of unlikely. I doubt he tuned up...
     
  5. brianh

    brianh

    Aug 19, 2005
    NYC
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    anyone?
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Sounds double tracked to me.

    Have you considered e-mailing Rainey?
    In the past here, there was a discussion on Cheryl Lynn's "Got To Be Real"...I recalled that Rainey played the bass, others here didn't think so. I e-mailed him & he responded with a blow-by-blow of the session. Pretty cool.
     
  7. brianh

    brianh

    Aug 19, 2005
    NYC
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    any chance you can PM me his email? that would be way cool...
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I got it off his website...this was probably 8 years ago.
    I just looked & I don't see a "Contact Chuck" link any more.
     

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