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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Hookha, Apr 14, 2006.
Can you give my a good fretless bass lines?
Every song on Lou Reed's "The Blue Mask" (Fernando Saunders on bass)
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Obnoxiously simple bassline, but very effective with the fretless action.
(Sorry, couldn't resist)
Seriously, check Paul Simon's "Graceland". Bakithi Kumalo really shines with his fretless Washburn in that album. "A Remark You Made", played by Jaco with Weather Report, is one of my all-time favorite fretless tunes.
Since no one else has done it...JACO!!
on his self titled album, Come on, come over is a great bass line and its simple
I havent heard it, except in samples, but i think Jaco on Joni Mitchell's Hejira is great too.
Respectfully, I must say that Jaco played "Come On, Come Over" on his fretted bass.
When Last We Spoke - Mike Manring on Drastic Measures.
and of course you should learn Pino Paladino's Paul Young lines THEN SIGN AN OATH NEVER TO PLAY THEM. They are fantastic but so cheesy.
Alvara - you sly dog
Play it on a fretless anyway
Jaco's tone is just there with both basses, i can't tell
'Hey You' - Pink Floyd
And if you wanna get into it, I say you are either my hero, or you're totally kidding yourself if you think that bass line is simple when it goes to the chorus...
King of Pain by the Police...
Paul Young's cover of Daryl Hall's Everytime You Go Away, with Pino Palladino on fretless...
Cant believe no-ones mentioned Jaco work on Joni Mitchells "refuge of the roads"..now to me that is the ultimate in fretless playing.
other honourable mentions:
Kate Bush Babooshka (sp)...(Mick Karn????)
Zucchero senza una donna (sp)...Pino..simple line but THE TONE
Paul Simon the whole Graceland album...Baghiti Kumalo
Moving Hearts "Half Moon"...Eoghan O Neill...Beautiful
And I dont care what anyone says..Chris De BLUUUURGHHS "Lady in red" is the naffest, most vomit inducing song EVER recorded but the bassline is brilliant..
Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians - Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars & their second album
Joni Mitchell - Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Bobby McFerrin - Beyond Words