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FAvorite Session Musicians &Rhythm SEctions

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassist15, Mar 14, 2006.


  1. bassist15

    bassist15

    Mar 6, 2006
    Indiana
    Someone was saying something about David Hood and Roger Hawkins so I wanted to know who your guys' favorite Sessionplayers and session rhythm sections. also name a few good albums that those people are featured on so I (and all of us) could maybe hear a bit more of them.

    Willie Weeks & andy Newark - Young AMerican's by David Bowie
    that is a great rhythm section and a great album

    I also hear that Hood & HAwkins are great but i have never really heard to much of them.
    Of Course Jamerson and teh drummer from the Funk Brothers
    JAmes Brown always had great rhythm sections too
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Bernard Purdie/Chuck Rainey - Gaucho, Aja, Katy Lied, etc. - Steely Dan
     
  3. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Jamerson with Benny Benjamin (Motown)

    Carol Kaye/Hal Blaine (too many records to name)

    Purdie with Jerry Jermott. (king curtis live is one amazing record)

    Nathan East with ANYONE. (Again, too many records to name)

    PC with Jimmy Cobb (wes montgomery, miles davis, etc, etc)

    Duck Dunn & Al Jackson (pretty much the entire Stax catalog)

    Bootsy or Bernard Odum with Clyde Stubblefield or Jabo Starks (J. Brown)
     
  4. Bonham and Jonesy.... Page and Plant would of been nothing without them ;) :smug:
     
  5. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Dude, i'm in heaven!!!

    Every single one of you has the best in taste. This is a fact!

    :D :)

    You guys saved me a lot of typing...
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Try Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude".
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Have you ever heard the back story on this song? Wilson was hilarious!
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I agree 100%.
    ...plus Rainey & Porcaro on Katy Lied's "Your Gold Teeth II" & some of Rickie Lee Jones' stuff.

    Which segues into David Hungate & Jeff Porcaro.
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    No, you'll have to share it!
    I did stumble across some CMT show where the rhythm section was talking about this track(so I'm assuming it was Hood & not Jemmott).
    A very young & unknown Duane Allman was also a sessioneer on this album.
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    PM sent, Jim.
     
  11. Absolutely right.

    "Ready" Freddie Washington and Keith Carlock are none too shabby on the "Morph" album either.:smug: :smug:

    Also, Randy Hope-Taylor and/or Julian Crampton with Richard Bailey on numerous Incognito albums.:)
     
  12. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Thank you. Funny ****!
    ;)
     
  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Not sure if it's the same Richard Bailey-
    Anyway, Richard Bailey & Phil Chen on Blow By Blow.
     
  14. JimK:

    Agreed and, yes, it IS the same Richard Bailey. In fact, he and Hope-Taylor were the Jeff Beck rhythm section for a tour a while ago. I would like to have seen that.:) :)
     
  15. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Randy also played guitar on that tour.
     
  16. Woodchuck:

    Didn't know that.

    Did you manage to catch any of the shows?
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    No I didn't. He mentioned it in an interview. I think he said that he was playing a seafoam green Strat.
     
  18. Woodchuck:

    Gotcha.

    You don't know if there are any live recordings around of that tour do you?
     
  19. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Chuck Rainey
    Jimmy Johnson
    Jimmy Haslip
    Jamerson
    Jerry Jemmot
    Freddie Washington
    Lee Sklar

    man there's a bunch of guys out there doing sessions that are great but these are the guys that come to mind immediatlely for me.
     
  20. JohnBarr

    JohnBarr

    Mar 19, 2004
    Central NY
    Michael Rhodes has been turning up a lot lately.
    I like his sound. Nashville, does a lot of country, but he gets around.
    Larry Carlton's Sapphier Blue is a good example
    There is an interview at http://www.puremusic.com/rhodes2.html

    I also enjoy Viktor Krauss, anouther Nashville session man, though I think he's exclusively URB. He's done great work with Bill Frisell. He's Allison Krauss' brother. Just released a CD of his own this year.

    John