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Favorite bassist that isn't a household name

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. crlujan


    Jul 26, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Leroy Hodges.
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  2. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Gonna show my age here: Jim Fielder-BS&T, Peter Cetera/Jason Sheff- Chicago, and ,of course, Carol Kaye and James Jamerson. Everybody's heard them and have NO idea who they are-except us! EDIT: Come to think of it, most people don't know ANYONE'S name in a band unless it's, for instance, "Jimi Hendrix Experience"or "Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons",etc. How many average people know any names in"Def Leppard" or "The Who"or any group that doesn't have someone's name in the band name? Even Clapton,b4 going out on his own. Who,but musicians, could name all(3!)members of Cream?
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  3. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Drummers have names? But you're right . I can name a couple but otherwise they're "the drummer with____________."
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  4. I found this guy Peter Recine randomly on Instagram through a hashtag or something and started following him:
    peter recine (@peterrecine) • Instagram photos and videos
    Don't know who he plays for but it looks like he's a session/touring musician out of LA. Not super popular so definitely kinda unknown/behind the scenes, but the videos he's been posting recently are pretty fire if you ask me! I'm sure someone on here will have heard or seen him before.
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  5. Jennifer Young (from the Travis Larsen Band)
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  6. BLDavis

    BLDavis Old enough to know better.....too young to care! Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    John Cowan; NewGrass Revival and Doobie Brothers
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  7. mrmxyzptlk


    Jul 16, 2008
    Joey Spampinato, formerly of NRBQ.

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  8. Dave Meros and Joe Dart.
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  9. tradernick


    Mar 19, 2008
    In case he hadn't been mentioned, Kenny Gradney of Little Feat. Great lines and when you watch him play, you know he's feeling it to his core.

    If anyone mentioned him already in this thread, your cred is established.
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  10. Member8675309

    Member8675309 Banned

    Aug 19, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    I’m not sure if Rick Danko qualifies, but, f it, I think he was awesome, and he is easily my number one favorite bassist of all time. I just like the opportunity to throw his name out there at any opportunity.
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  11. physics


    Aug 7, 2009
    Berkeley, CA
    Glen Cornick of Jethro Tull.
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  12. superheavyfunk


    Mar 11, 2013
    I'm pretty sure I've already posted here but I'll say it again just so everybody remembers: DOUG JOHNS. :bassist::woot:
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  13. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Other than for musicians, are there ANY bassists who are household names _as a bassist_? McC-the cute Beatle, Sting-singer/actor, etc. Do Most, average fans Know what instrument they play? I doubt it.:rollno::(
  14. brlottermann


    May 14, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Johnny "Flip" Flippen of the legendary Fatback Band! This guy was a genius and had so much dexterity, stamina, and funk vocabulary. Absolutely a must-hear player. Heres a link:

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  15. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
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  16. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Certainly names most of us recognize are not household names--even Jaco--at least to a degree.

    But to go with a couple that are lesser known
    Felipe Gomez (Bass Invaders)
    Roy Montroy (Glenn Kaiser Band, Resurrection Band)
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  17. Basiroti


    Jan 9, 2018
    I was gonna say Brian O'Connell from Junoon. I think Junoon eventually became a self parody - but Brian was playing alongside tablas and dholaks with an R n B feel when typically Pakistani and Indian players would stay out of the way of the eastern percussion with occasional ghost notes to imply the rhythm.

    He was a white New Yorker who moved to Pakistan with his Pak American best friend to start the band, and had a hell of a career in what was one of the biggest bands in Asia.
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  18. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ? Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky

    David Foster

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  19. I feel like Deon Estus is underappreciated and relatively unknown for the world at large.
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  20. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Six pages and no one has mentioned Julie Slick? Egads! Gadzooks!

    And then there's her amazing VI playing (and writing and arranging) with her band EchoTest:

    (Oh, and this Marco Machera guy is some kind of awesome too.)
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