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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassrockz20, Dec 16, 2014.
Answer who your Favourite Funk bassist is, btw mine is Flea!
Hmmm . . . I'll say Bernard Edwards today, but that could change five times by tomorrow.
Not sure I could pick one from these!
George Porter, Jr.
MCA / Adam Yauch
Bootsy, all day every day.
Chris Sherman (Freekbass) comes in at #2, for being the progeny of Bootsy and giving me my funk epiphany.
Lately, I've been focused on Bill Dickens.
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.
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
I couldn't let this thread slide without mentioning Stuart Zender, too. He's one of my all time favorites.
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).
So many to choose from!
Currently I'm liking:
Paul 'Tubbs' Williams from the first lineup of Incognito.
Mike Wiley from The Dazz Band
Mark Adams from Slave
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:
Larry Graham, Wilton Felder, Freddie Washington, Marcus Miller (with Luther Vandross),George Porter, Jr.....
Bobby V. and Rocco P. baby
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
Pete Shand of the New Mastersounds:
George Porter Jr.