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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by ErikP.Bass, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Really digging this track and wanted to share with others here in case they haven't heard it. Some great bass playing, poetic lyrics, smooth singing and just general feel good funkiness. Happy Friday folks!!!

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  2. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Hi. Your link isn't working. There are three or four different songs with this title so I'm gonna guess the "Spinners" tune. If so, I vote YES.
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  3. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Thanks ahc! I goofed that one up...fixed now. The Mel Torme version.
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  4. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Ahh... the Joe South tune as done by "The Velvet Fog". OK. That gets a "yes". And, is that Carol Kaye on bass???
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  5. ErikP.Bass

    ErikP.Bass Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Yes, Carol on bass!!! Never knew who wrote the song or Mel's nickname. You learn something(s) new every day.
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  6. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    That is, indeed, Carol Kaye on bass.
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  7. 5thsand4ths


    Mar 16, 2014
    Listen to those flats. Did they even have roundwounds back then?
  8. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    That was recorded in 68 or 69 so rounds were just becoming available and popular. I don't think Carole Kaye ever used rounds.
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  9. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Big Joe South fan here. Big Carol Kaye fan. Big Mel fan. This is awesome.
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  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I came in thinking Spinner's tune too. This is cool too. Nice bass playing.
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  11. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Good tune. I can envision Justin Timberlake remaking this one.
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  12. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Nice. I was thinking Alan Parsons. Not sure what that says about me...:atoz:
  13. ptensioned

    ptensioned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    Hamilton, ON
    If I can remember this right, the story behind this one (from Carol Kaye) is that the drummer on the session was playing too far behind and kind of dopey. The producer asked her to play something really forward and 'up' to pep up the drummer, and that's what she did.

    She didn't think they'd keep the take on the track, let alone that it would become a minor hit, as she thought the line was too busy...
  14. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member


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  15. Great line from Carol Kaye. I would love to hear Elvis singing over this backing track. Maybe a little less horns in the mix though.
  16. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Inactive

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    Me too - that was the only reason I clicked on the thread.
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  17. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Voted NO. Excellent pick bass playing but always hated the song. Hate this version more than the original version - Another jazz dude trying too hard to appeal to the "youngsters".
  18. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    I gotta go find my pick.
  19. Bassmaticmatt


    Feb 13, 2016
    I dig it. I've been a Carol Kaye fan since 2009 when I bought a Soundgear.
  20. squidtastic

    squidtastic Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2013
    Since I, too, thought you were referring to the Spinners track (which I love), let's give it a listen :):

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