Chuck Rainey's Birthday

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by TinIndian, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Happy 79th Birthday Chuck Rainey! Have always admired his work on Steely Dan's stuff among many others.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    One of my inspirations...loved his Workshop columns in the '70s-era Guitar Player mags.
    This is a Rainey composition. Classic double stops...master of those.
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  3. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    HBD, Chuck. A true gentleman, and a tremendous influence on so many of us.
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  4. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Happy birthday to Mr Rainey, a true giant.
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  5. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Guest

    Nov 22, 2017
    One of my major inspirations! Happy birthday, Chuck! May there be many, many more. Thanks so much for the music!

  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Same album...couple more-

  7. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
  8. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    One of the hippest bass players ever.
    Happy Birthday.
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  9. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    HBD to Chuck-One of my heroes.

    and many, many more!!!

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  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Had the honor to meet Mr. Rainey at the 1991 NAMM Show. A very generous and engaging man. Happy Birthday, sir!
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  11. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    Coincidence, I've just been playing along with this tune the past few days, I just cue up Steely Dan on YouTube and play along with whatever comes up, this is one of the first ones., unbelievable rhythm section, Bernard Purdie on drums I presume? Oh yeah, happy birthday chuck, you're one of the best.
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Happy Birthday to Mr. Chuck Rainey!
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The Chuck Rainey Coalition music is hard to process for me. The basslines are great, but the overall music seems schmaltzy.
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  14. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Hope he was able to rock steady!
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  15. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Happy Birthday Mr Chuck Rainey.

    I was in high school when I first heard your Grove Merchant and then you were everywhere with Hubert Laws, Cal Tjader, willie Bobo, Eddie Harris.
    Keep on keeping on Brother.

  16. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    His work with Aretha is stellar too. Happy B Day Mr. Rainey!!!

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  17. Tony In Philly

    Tony In Philly Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Filthydelphia, USA
    Chuck Rainey - there is no other. I have never heard anybody else that has that same distinctive propulsion on the low side going on like that.
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