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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by MEKer, Jan 15, 2017.
He's credited with playing bass on some songs on his "Faith" album.
You live and you learn. I had no idea was ever a bassist!
If I had been blessed to have George Michael's fame, I'm sure old pictures of me on keyboard, guitar, mandolin and
dare I say, ukulele would have surfaced by now and been analyzed ad infinitum.
There is a track or two of me on the Internet playing guitar and keys. I won't embarrass myself by providing a link.
Michaels was a musician and talented singer, of course he picked up and played instruments besides singing.
...and according to my girlfriend, "He was a handsome devil in his day"
In found this on the Internet so I'm sure it's true, here's George Michaels on sax!
Huh-where did you find that? I gotta say that does not look like George at all.
That's from that Sexy Sax Man vid from a few years ago.
Yeah-------I doubt anyone really thought it was G.M. <shrug>
He is credited with the bass line on Freedom 90 IIRC; which is a pretty swingin' bass groove.
Looks like a Status he's playing?
I would be shocked if he played the bass on freedom! I love GM and Deon Estsus and that bass line reeks of Estus. So funky and rhythmic!
If that's GM playing I will be floored by him! That voice AND that bass playing?
That is easily my favourite track by the man and one helluva swinging bass line. I would not be surprised if he wrote the line and had a studio cat play it but I love to think GM played that track.
This is the source I found; although I remember hearing this way back when the album came out. Obviously doesn't play it live, but I believe I went through the credits listed in the CD.
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Again, don't get me wrong. I'm a huge GM fan. His vocal and songwriting talents are among the best ever, imo. But I have a really hard time believing he played that track. It sounds exactly like Deon Estus.
I could see him writing the generic bass line and then Estus came in, put his magic on it and recorded it. That would make sense to me. But the way that bass line is played, its sense of timing and rhythm, and the fills are all signature Estus.
Unless GM wrote most of those amazing bass lines and Estus was just recording what GM gave him, I don't see it. If he did, though, my god what a talent.
ut oh! Sergio! And to think, I almost didn't click on that! pretty funny
He was a multi instrumental genius.