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Funkiest non-Black bassists :)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassguy74, Apr 9, 2010.

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  1. Who would you say is the funkiest White bass player you have met? I am hoping the subject doesn't touch anyone's tender spots considering how I worded it (which btw was totally "innocent" as it were!) Someone who you would guess was a Black bassist w/o seeing them, but who turned out to be White, Latin, Indian, East Indian, Middle Eastern, etc.
  2. rocco prestia
  3. I gotta agree with that bro! There's many others but he sho nuff is one! LOL :)
  4. OldogNewTrick


    Dec 28, 2004
    Germany, EU
    +1 to Rocco

    let's not forget Stu Zender !
    The early Jamiroquai were awesome ;)
  5. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Pino Palladino, Paul Turner, and perhaps Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
  6. drasticDUB

    drasticDUB Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
  7. threshar


    Jul 30, 2002
    Rocco Prestia & Bobby Vega are incredifunky
  8. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Not sure who did most of the work on the hits for AWB, but either Hamish Stewart or Alan Gorrie.
  9. I believe the bassist for AWB was Alan. Yeah he's pretty funky. One of the many funky British (Scottish in his case) instrumentalists. :)
  10. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I strive everyday for it to be me... :bassist:

    I've never met Rocco, but my vote goes to him.
  11. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Jim Fielder, on the early Blood, Sweat, and Tears stuff.

    Gary Willis on Tribal Tech stuff.

    Duck Dunn, on the Stax/Volt sides.

    (OP said "you've met," but I take it that's not a requirement..? These are funky players I've copped stuff from.)

    Oh, yeah--on some cuts, Jaco had cool fingerstyle funk.

    Um...Doug Johns on Pocket Fulla Nasty.
  12. Never heard of Jim or Duck, but hell yeah Gary is da funkiness! LOL
  13. Colonel129


    Feb 23, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Jaco is da man!
  14. i hate username

    i hate username

    Jan 9, 2006
    Zender gets my vote. Return of the space cowboy makes me smile
  15. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Wow, really?!

    Jim is a killer bassist and super cool guy, met him in Indy in 2005 during a lame attempt at NAMM trying to move the summer show there... :meh:

    DDD's work with Blues Bros and Booker T is killer.

    Also David Hood from Muscle Shoals and Carl Radle....
  16. Jonas Hellborg...
  17. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Virtual Insanity is da Zender bomb, IMHO.
  18. I don't know if I'd consider Duck Dunn "funky" per se - but definitely had "Groove," like Jamerson.

    My Vote goes to Neil Jason from the Brecker Brothers doing Some Skunk Funk live at the North Sea Festival (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IAm0FyDnnM). Go to 5:30 in the clip. Wooten before Wooten could walk.

    Watch and funk. :bassist:

    You're welcome.

  19. MN_Bass


    Sep 21, 2008
    Duck Dunn gets my vote..Those stax grooves are the best:)
  20. As far as Funky goes, I gotta go with Rocco. And as a side note if you don't know who Duck Dunn is, there is quite a treat waiting for you!


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