Favorite Female Bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by PumpkinEscobar, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. baileyboy


    Aug 12, 2010
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  2. jp58


    Dec 9, 2009
    Kim Deal. Most of the music I listened to growing up was influenced by the Pixies in one way or another.
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  3. Jeffro3004


    May 17, 2016
    London, UK
    + 1 She did some fine work with David Bowie.
  4. bassstrangler


    Mar 2, 2015

    Johnette Napolitano

    Aimee Mann
  5. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Tina Weymouth for sure. Carol Kaye too of course.
  6. napbass_


    Jun 21, 2016
    orl, fl
    Your mother
  7. Emma Anzai

  8. bassstrangler


    Mar 2, 2015

    Along the same lines as Kim Deal, Josephine Wiggs is a favorite. That's a pretty recognizable bass line that I'm sure not many know who is playing it. BTW she was a really nice person when I spent about ten minutes talking to her when she was touring with Ultra Vivid Scene.
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  9. Dynacord


    Jan 1, 2005
    Indeed. She's (Gail Ann Dorsey) a fine singer as well:
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  10. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    Great stuff. Keep 'em coming. And while I have strongest respect for those with jazz and R&B chops (Tal, M'shell, Divinity, Gail Ann, Rhonda), I love seeing those shout-outs for Sara Lee!
  11. She was no doubt a participant and a witness to the creation of a lot of the standards we listen to today.
  12. Wolfenstein666


    Dec 19, 2014
    Don't mind me, I'm just here for the babes.
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  13. Tina Weymouth
    Esparenza Spalding
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  14. Sandman64


    Sep 9, 2015
    Paz Lenchantin, what's not to like? She's an attractive lady who plays a Precision bass with passion!

  15. Sixgunn


    Jun 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    I don't wait 30 minutes after eating, to go swimming.
    This young lady is INSANE!!!

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  16. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    Two come to mind immediately. Carol Kaye and Tal Wilkenfeld. But, If I have to pick one, it would be Carol. The body of her work exceeds any other bass player I know of, male or female.
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  17. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I don't see Chela Rhea mentioned anywhere.

    Go buy her EP right now (it really has 5 songs, as there's a bonus track). She has a full length album coming out this October.


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  18. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    Of course it has to be Carol Kaye. But, that said:

  19. wagdog


    Mar 20, 2000
    Der Waffle Haus
    Kate Davis on DB and TB's own Julie Slick on electric.

    Wow, ThuzzleFump beat me by just seconds.
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  20. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Ones who have influenced my playing, in order of importance.

    Martha Grey (funky Martha, high school jazz bass player - I was keys player, and we rocked together)
    Carol Kaye
    Tina Weymouth
    Missy Raines (my virtual bluegrass teacher)
    Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive)
    Lucia Terino (Devil Makes Three)
    Shelby Means (Della Mae)
    Esperanza Spalding

    I love a good female upright bassist
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