Favourite Funk Bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassrockz20, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. bassrockz20

    bassrockz20 Guest

    Jul 22, 2014
    Answer who your Favourite Funk bassist is, btw mine is Flea! :)
  2. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Hmmm . . . I'll say Bernard Edwards today, but that could change five times by tomorrow.
  3. Not sure I could pick one from these!

    • Paul Jackson
    • Larry Graham
    • George Porter, Jr.
    • Flea
    • MCA / Adam Yauch
    • Bootsy Collins
    CDoogz and HolmeBass like this.
  4. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    Bootsy, all day every day.
    Chris Sherman (Freekbass) comes in at #2, for being the progeny of Bootsy and giving me my funk epiphany.
    Mucho-P likes this.
  5. OldDirtyBassist

    OldDirtyBassist Guest

    Mar 13, 2014
    Lately, I've been focused on Bill Dickens.
  6. Bass Master General

    Bass Master General Guest

    Nov 20, 2014
    Brooklyn, NY
    CDoogz and HolmeBass like this.
  7. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I think most of my faves have already been mentioned: Paul Jackson, Larry Graham, Bernard Edwards, Bootsy Collins...did someone mention Louis Johnson yet? Or Verdine White?

    edit: There are probably a dozen or so guys whose names I not only don't remember but in all liklihood never knew in the first place who belong on that list also...the bassist in the Ohio Players, or Commodores, or Slave, or James Brown's band pre- and post-Bootsy, etc.
    Jhengsman, TinIndian and NealBass like this.
  8. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Skeet Curtis
    Aaron Mills
    Jerry Preston
    Mucho-P and Bo0tsy like this.
  9. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    I would have to say without a doubt my fav would be the one and only Bootsy Collins, if you add up his work with James Brown, P Funk, Rubber Band and guest appearances you get a massive slice of funk history.

    I also love the work of Stuart Zender, MeShell NdegeOcello and Paul Jackson. All top notch groovers
    Bo0tsy likes this.
  10. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Louis Johnson
    TinIndian likes this.
  11. dreads311

    dreads311 Guest

    Sep 25, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I couldn't let this thread slide without mentioning Stuart Zender, too. He's one of my all time favorites.
    Jay Mastro and thabassmon like this.
  12. mcrawfordmusic


    Dec 11, 2010
    If i had to pick one, Bootsy Collins.

    Some other guys worthy of a mention are Rustee Allen and Bobby Vega (both played with Sly & The Family Stone).
    thabassmon likes this.
  13. Alex J

    Alex J

    Jul 5, 2011
    So many to choose from!

    Currently I'm liking:

    Paul 'Tubbs' Williams from the first lineup of Incognito.
    Louis Johnson
    Mike Wiley from The Dazz Band
    Mark Adams from Slave
    Paul Jackson
    Lequeint "Duke" Jobe from Rose Royce
    Eddie Reddick from the LA Boppers

    Also, Gerald Calhoun from the Kashmere Stage Band. He was still in high school when he recorded this:
  14. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    Larry Graham, Wilton Felder, Freddie Washington, Marcus Miller (with Luther Vandross),George Porter, Jr.....
  15. preside


    Aug 7, 2010
    Scottsdale Az
    Bobby V. and Rocco P. baby :thumbsup:
    punchdrunk likes this.
  16. Funkmabassup


    Jul 16, 2013
    Marcus Miller, unbelivable tight and groovy plus I love hes style. Also gotta mention Francis Rocco Prestia (tower of power), maybe counting as soul but he lay down some of the most funky groovy lines in bass history
  17. Pete Shand of the New Mastersounds:

    Double E likes this.
  18. Boot-sayyy.
  19. Flea... haha..

    Willie Weeks
    George Porter Jr.
    Jesus Coomes
  20. squidtastic

    squidtastic Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Marcus Miller
    Louis Johnson