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First P Bass, looking for great recordings.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by FirewalZ, Mar 27, 2015.


  1. FirewalZ

    FirewalZ

    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    So after long admiring the recorded sound, I bought my first P bass. I thought it would be fun to hear suggestions of recordings that epitomize the classic finger style Precision Bass tone. Ill throw a few out (besides the Jamerson and Dunn stuff).
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Chuck Rainey
    ...with Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Steely Dan, etc.

    Willie Weeks
    ...with Donny Hathaway, etc

    Jimmy Fielder
    ...early Blood, Sweat & Tears. A must-listen.

    Alan Gorrie
    ...with The Average White Band (early albums...caveat: Hamish Stuart also plays a Fender Mustang bass on these recordings. It is easy, however, to differentiate between the two).

    Max Bennett
    ...check out the Tom Cat album by Tom Scott & The L.A. Express. Also, their debut has P-bass grooves galore.
     
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  3. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...oh, yeah-
    Early '70s P-bass slap/pop bass? Check out Louis Johnson on the Brothers Johnson's Looking Out For Number One.
    Also, Quincy Jones Mellow Madness ("Trying To Find Out About You")…Max Bennett, come to think about, is also this recording ("My Cherie Amor").
     
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  4. FirewalZ

    FirewalZ

    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    Thanks, I found "Tom Cat album by Tom Scott & The L.A. Express" on YouTube in HD.....Great P Bass tone.
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    How about Jerry Scheff on The Doors L.A. Woman album?

    Another thread is talking about the NYC band called Stuff...their bassist, Gordon Edwards, gets a raw sound.
     
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  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Gordon Edwards is a great call along Will Lee's 70's work. For rock, Tim Bogert and Live At Leeds era Entwhistle are great.
     
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  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Here's the first Tom Scott/LA Express album-
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999


    This sounds like Will Lee on P-bass....or maybe not. Now I'm not so sure.
     
  9. brnco

    brnco

    Jan 25, 2008
    Muddy Waters live:



    Calvin Jones on the bass
     
  10. brnco

    brnco

    Jan 25, 2008
    Willie Dixon


     
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  11. Real Soon

    Real Soon

    Aug 15, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Is that Pino on a P on some/much/all of D'Angelo's Brown Sugar? I'm working on transcribing "Alright", but it sounds like the only right way to play it is on a P. So I think I have to get one.

    I guess it doesn't epitomize the classic sound per se, but it sure is something special.
     
  12. FirewalZ

    FirewalZ

    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    Thanks for the replies...lots of great playing and P tones to dig into.
     
  13. Ian Dury and the Blockheads—My Old Man

     
  14. Jeff Beck—Freeway Jam

     
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  15. FirewalZ

    FirewalZ

    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    This one is especially cool...great tone
     
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  16. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Tim Bogert
     
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  17. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...and the rest of that album!
     
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