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Favorite Groovin' Bass Line

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by CiRRuS~BaSS, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. CiRRuS~BaSS


    Jan 20, 2008
    Hey guys, Im a fairly big fan of a funk/acid jazz/whatever you wana call it. Yet Im getting a bit tired of the same old lines that I listen to. So, lets see some songs that you think have some great groovin' lines.

    "Good Times" by Chic
    Pretty much anything by Jamiroquai
    Im sure theres more just cant think of them right now...
  2. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Yup, I was going to say a couple things by Jamiroquai, specifically "Alright" and "Traveling Without Moving" for me.
  3. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    Would ?
  4. Listen to any Tower of Power tracks. --Kent
  5. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    T.O.P. is high up on my list too, especially "Funk The Dumb Stuff". Cool song, totally based on the bass riff. :)

    "Stratus" by Billy Cobham is high up too, if you scroll over the 4 minute intro until the song actually starts. It's more fusion than funk but grooves. Hard. :cool:

    The bassline in "I Should Have Loved You" by Narada Michael Walden is super cool too. I discovered the song in the Funk 101 thread, and it's nowadays one of the songs I like to play along to the most. :)
  6. Ryan Mohr

    Ryan Mohr

    Oct 23, 2007
    whatever it is i just can't stop by jamiroquai
  7. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    I've been grooving pretty hard to Dragonaut by Sleep recently.

    Something about the wah/envelope filter'd bass just does it for me*. (Actually, anyone have any suggestions as a way to get that sort of tone out of an evelope filter or a wah? I'm all ears)

    *and by does it for me, I mean makes me want to bang chicks, like all good groove/funk should do
  8. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    The middle section of Jaco's "Come On, Come Over". One of the grooviest basslines IMO.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999

    "Barbary Coast" is another that uses that same vibe.
  10. CiRRuS~BaSS


    Jan 20, 2008
    "on wings of eagles"

    all by adam nitti are some good ones to check out that i just thought of.
  11. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City

    I can never keep the titles straight, is that the tune with the repeating constant 8th-note bassline that goes AGAE GAAG | AGAE GAAG | etc, the one that got used for a Victoria's Secret commercial a few years back? If so, that's definitely the first tune that came to my mind when I saw this thread title. Lee Sklar makes that line just roll along like a [insert sexist cliché involving 5" heels & well-defined gluteous maximus here]
  12. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
  13. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007
    Yes it's that one, but it's actually in the key of B. It was the first one in my head too. :)

    You have a good taste in grooves. :cool:

    The bassline is rather simple, but it's working extremely well. Or, perhaps it is the reason it's working so well?

    Have to agree on that Come On, Come Over chorus too. Among the favorites, definitely.
  14. JKT


    Apr 30, 2007
    Buffalo NY
    Endorsing Artist: Barker Basses
    Too many to list. But,

    What is hip?-Tower of Power

    Tears of a Clown- Smokey Robinson

    I wish- Stevie Wonder

    I'm your captain- Grand Funk

  15. Simple: Peter Gunn Theme. Nothing complicated, just the right notes. Here's our version:

  16. Ripper


    Aug 16, 2005
    i like broken city and wide awake by audioslave... real nice lines.

    and a tower in the sky by sheehan... the main line... i think its actually played on his 8 string bari guitar... but its a fun workout on bass
  17. Lately I've been drifting off to variations of FZ's "Outside now" (the live Broadway the hardway version).
  18. CiRRuS~BaSS


    Jan 20, 2008
    these are all great songs, ive been checking a bunch out. keep em coming.
  19. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Footsteps In The Dark........ The Isely Brothers
    Sun Goddess..................... Ramsey Lewis/Earth, Wind & Fire
    Keep Rising to the Top........ kenny Burke
    Do I Do............................ Stevie Wonder
    Rock With You................... Michael Jackson

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