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Documentaries On Bassists?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by thebbconspiracy, Aug 6, 2012.


  1. IS there any docs on bassists? I see them all the time for guitarists, singers, and drummers, but never for a bassist who JUST played bass. I mean, there is the JAE one, but besides that one, do any of you know of any good docs on our brethren?

    The words of Rodney Dangerfield, "No respect, no respect at all." Echo well for us bassist, don't they?
     
  2. Rocker949

    Rocker949

    Apr 20, 2005
    There is a documentary about Allen Woody called "Rising Low."
     
  3. I'll have to go check them out. :D
     
  4. DannDubblewe

    DannDubblewe Knob Wrangler

    Apr 3, 2009
    TN
    Rising Low is so awesome.
     
  5. DanRJBrasil

    DanRJBrasil

    Jun 10, 2007
    no docs on sir paul?
     
  6. Boot Soul

    Boot Soul

    Feb 10, 2009
    Charles Mingus - Triumph of the Underdog (1998)

    http://www.elementsofjazz.com/home/2011/6/11/full-documentary-charles-mingus-triumph-of-the-underdog-1997.html

    There is also Thomas Reichman's 1968 documentary on Mingus which is also good (and shares some of the same footage as the newer documentary):

    http://www.elementsofjazz.com/home/2011/6/11/full-documentary-charles-mingus-triumph-of-the-underdog-1997.html

    Another Mingus documentary is Weird Nightmare, directed by Ray Davies of the Kinks. Can be seen here on YT (in 9 parts):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8b6KdnnM8Y

    There are also two documentaries on John Entwistle, Is There Life After The Who?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HCu_835-f4

    and, An Ox's Tale

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YN6JzFLhI4&feature=related
     
  7. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    "New York Doll." Very moving story (and very sad) about Authur "Killer" Kane.
     
  8. +1

    If you play bass and you haven't seen this, then you HAVE to see this! :hyper:
     
  9. Emilym80

    Emilym80

    Sep 15, 2011
    I saw a really great documentary the other day about Jack Bruce... Forgot what it's called though!
     
  10. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

  11. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    Netflix has let me watch:

    John Entwistle
    Lemmy
    Martin Turner('s Wishbone Ash)

    so far....
     
  12. Great guys! Thank you. I didnt know there was on JB! I will watch them all (try to) this weekend.
     
  13. recreate.me

    recreate.me

    Apr 2, 2010
    Ontario
    There is a good chunk about James Jamerson in 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown".. Its not ALL about him, but at least like 20-30 minutes.. However its all got groove so you might as well watch the whole thing lol
     
  14. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    TV One did an Unsung episode on Bootsy
     
  15. DannDubblewe

    DannDubblewe Knob Wrangler

    Apr 3, 2009
    TN


    That Bootsy documentary on dem Tubulars!
     
  16. t77mackie

    t77mackie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Jaco:



    It's a BBC radio special with slideshow.
     
  17. beggar98

    beggar98

    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    There's a another Jaco doc in the works, being produced by Robert Trujillo.
     
  18. t77mackie

    t77mackie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Cool! Doesn't RT have Jaco's jazz bass?

    It seems weird because RT is a huge Jaco fan but he doesn't really play anything like Jaco - not in ST, IG or Metallica. Is there something I haven't heard by RT that shows Jaco's influence?
     
  19. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    You don't hear Trujillo sounding like Jaco because it would sound terrible in that context. Funky 16ths in Metallica...? And yes he does have the bass of doom, although it is still technically owned by the family he just gets to keep it.

    And what is the JAE documentary?
     

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