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Favorite Basslines

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by anju, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. anju

    anju Guest

    Feb 4, 2005
    What is yaw'z favorite bassline out there... A bassline that everytime you play or hear it you go into a zone... the bassline I love is....well theres two... Fred Hammond That aint Nothing and Stevie Wonder I was made to love her... OFF THE HOOK... but whats yawz be blessed..

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  2. Wrong section, man. Try the recordings section.
  3. Eric Grossman

    Eric Grossman

    Nov 3, 2004
    St. Louis
    Endorsing Artist: Hipshot Products and SIT Strings
    *New York Minute by Don Henley/ Pino Palladino on bass
    *You've Got a Friend by James Taylor/ Leland Sklar on bass
    *Darling Dear by The Jackson 5/ James Jamerson on bass
    *Sour Girl by STP/ Robert DeLeo on bass
    *Come Together by The Beatles/ Sir Paul on bass
    *Touch Me In the Morning by Diana Ross/ Bob Babbit on bass
    *The Ghetto (live) by Donny Hathaway/ Willie Weeks on bass
    *Ramble On by Led Zeppellin/ John Paul Jones on bass
    *Walking On the Moon by The Police/ Sting on bass
    *Inner City Blues by Marvin Gaye/ Bob Babbit on bass
    *If That's Your Boyfriend by Me'shell N'degeocello/ Me'chell on bass
    *So What by Miles Davis/ Paul Chambers on bass
    *School Days by Stanley Clarke/ stanley on bass
    *Peg by Steely Dan/ Chuck Rainey on bass
    *For Once In My Life by Stevie Wonder/ James Jamerson on bass
    *Rocket Man by Elton John/ Dee Murray on bass

    I'm sure I've left some out, but these lines are IMO essential to the songs. They carry the songs to another level, and in many cases, the songs would not be "great songs" without them. They are commercial, melodic and compositional hooks in their own rights. The main instrumental draw, if you will.

    I hope we get some more posts in this thread. Good one!
  4. Ruby Baby(Leiber/Stoller) from Donald Fagen's Nightfly album. Will Lee on Bass. :) :) :)

    A track that Rolling Stone, at the time, had the cheek to call "clever filler"!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Wonder what they think now? :D :D
  5. RollingMonkey


    Nov 11, 2004
    Whenever I test a bass' slap tone, I almost invariably start with the verse of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Aeroplane".
  6. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    Recently I've gone back to loving Tony Levin's WICKED track on Peter Gabriel's "Slegehammer". Always awesome.

    Geddy Lee's playing on Rush's "Leave That Thing Alone" is totally underrated.

    Can live double bass solos count? Because then I would be obliged to mention Stanley Clarke's "Touch" (from 1, 2, to the Bass ) and Edgar Meyer's solo track on Music for Two (with Bela Fleck; can't remember the name of the piece, but it's the last track. Absolutely beautiful!).
  7. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Paul McCartney on The Beatles "All My Lovin'", Wings "Silly Love Songs" and many others.....
    Graham Maby on Joe Jackson's "One More Time", Marhall Crenshaw's "Fantastic Planet Of Love (live)" and many others.....
    Abe Laboriel on Donald Fagan's "New Frontier"
    JJ Burnel on The Stranglers "The Raven"
    Richie Daley on Third World "Talk To Me"
    Pino Palladino on Pete Townshend "Give Blood"
    John Entwistle on The Who "Bargain", "The Real Me", and many others.
    Walter Becker on Steely Dan "The Things I Miss The Most"
    Gary Numan (a rare bass playing performance) "A Subway Called You"
    Robert Boucher on Bruce Cockburn's "Incandescent Blue"

    About ten million others........
  8. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    Aretha Franklins-Respect (have no idea who is playing it)
    Aretha Franklins Chain of Fools
    Paul McCartney-Paperback Writer
    I saw her standing there
    Day Tripper
  9. Feda

    Feda Screwed up pitch

    Jan 12, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
  10. PeaceFrog


    Aug 25, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    "Come Back and Stay" by Paul Young -- Pino Palladino on bass
  11. AGF

    AGF Guest

    Mar 10, 2005
    hotel california by eagle is my favourite bassline since I started learning guitar. But Nowadays young generations are remixing everything, so my mind is slightly pissed up. LOL
  12. Pino Palladino's brilliant playing on PAul Young's cover of "Wherever I Lay My Hat" kills me every time

    Andy West's obscene chops and groove from the Dreg's unreal "I'm Freaking Out"

    the live version of "Continuum" from Jaco's landmark album Invitation

    Greg Campbell's lethal intro and line in "hiphopfour"

    Anthony Jackson's killer part on Chaka Khan's "Clouds"

    Paul Jackson's over-the-top finger funk on Herbie Hancock's "Palm Grease"

    Michael Manring's gorgeous work under any ensemble (as well as the stellar "Monkey Businessman")

    Gary Willis on Tribal Tech's lovely "No No No"

    John Paul Jones on "Hearthbreaker" and the devastating "Lemon Song"

    Larry Graham, Jr.'s slap fiesta on "Hair", "Earthquake", "Pow", and "Turn It Out"

    Louis Johnson's seismic thump on "Stomp"

    Steuart Liebig's "Free Zone" with BLOC

    Kim Annette Clarke's unbelievable work on Defunkt's entire album In America

    MArk King's entire catalog in the early and mid-80's, particularly "You Can't Blame Louis", "The Pursuit of Accidents", "I Want Eyes" and "True Believers"

    Lauraence Cottle with Itchy Fingers and on the soundtrack to the film Liebestraum

    Mick Karn on Japan's "Sons of Pioneers", from the album Oil On Canvas, and in his solo career

    Percy Jones on absolutely anything

    there are more, but I'm a fanatic and you all should have the rest of your day free...


    from the lows,

  13. mark roberts

    mark roberts Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    The Clearout - Jack Bruce/Songs for a Tailer
    Crossroads - Jack Bruce/Cream
    Roundabout - Chris Squire/Yes
    Long Distance Runaround - Chris Squire/Yes
    Red Barchetta - Geddy Lee/Rush
    New World Man - Geddy Lee/Rush
    The Lemon Song - John Paul Jones/LZ
    Heartbreaker - John Paul Jones/LZ
    Thank You - John Paul Jones/LZ
    Never In My Life - Felix Papalardi/Mountain
    Scrawl - John Jordan/Chris Duarte Group...Texas Sugar
    Paranoid - Mel Schacher/Grand Funk
  14. man, I can't believe I left out Squire and Lee!

    very hip that you know John Jordan, too. have you heard his solo album? some really nice moments on it. he's a very cool guy, too!

    from the lows,

  15. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    "Kiss", by Prince.
  16. how about "Anotherloverholenyohead"?
  17. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    No, no. The greatest bassline, ever .... EVER!

    Is, "Kiss", by Prince.
  18. :eyebrow:
    hmm... well, I'm a fan of the groove, but the best bass line ever? I'll need to wrestle with that one for a while...
  19. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    The live version of "Kiss" has bass, though. I mainly doubled what the keyboards were playing when I played "Kiss" with my fun funk band. :p
  20. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    The greatest bassline, ever .... EVER!

    Is, "Kiss", by Prince.