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Hub

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Nov 25, 2005.


  1. well, after listening to the roots come alive all week ive come to the conclusion that hub is very underrated....love hub...thats a place id love to go with my playing
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    +1.....I first got into Hub when I saw the pay-per-view of Woodstock 99. He just blew my mind with his groove! :bassist:
     
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Great bassplayer, very into the pocket! But, the guy has a great groove, but he has some nice chops, too!

    One of my favourite bassplayers, favourite rhythmsection and band!
     
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I'm still wondering who does all this rating?
     
  5. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    they do.
     
  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    gulp...
     
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Underrated: did you read his interview in BP magazine? He rates himself very highly! Do you want more?!?! is like the greatest hip hop album ever.

    P.S. Matt Till is underrated.
     
  8. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Did a gig working sound for Rahzel, who used to perform with the Roots, had nothing but good things to say about Hub. I believe it all.
     
  9. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    I saw the roots at the house of blues chicago last week,great show(the best live show in hiphop IMO)the legendary roots crew was in fine form.I dig hub,he is the prototype for holding it down on a hiphop gig and i like the fact that he get's a bass solo during the show,although it was funny to hear a kid standing near me say"I thought you could only take bass solos in jazz"
     
  10. yeah i read that, bass guitar mag actually BP is too expensive :p almost $20 that mag aint worth it, and him talking about why he play's jazz basses "because the people he liked and the style of music he liked mainly used jazz basses" really made a whole lot of sense to me and also helped me choose my jazz....

    but speaking of interviews i currently read vic wootens interview in bass guitar and it actually made me angry, he seems really up himself saying that he beleives he can do what hendrix and bob marley didnt do and thats appeal to a black audience....and he said that he thinks its "cool" that white people are into parliament and maceo but he thinks black people arent into any more :confused: i got recent bootleg george clinton/funkadelic/parliament video footage and the whole audience is black :meh: ...one thing made sense though he said he realised that people were only listening to him because of the pyrotechnics...but thats my opinion and how he came across to me...

    but hub...very nice, love him...i rate him because just listening to him makes me "dance" and smile, and if someone does that, or sends a shiver up my spine, i beleive they are good, and hub does that...

    i got into the roots via erykah badu, when i was just getting into erykah i downloaded (i download when finding new bands then if i like i buy albums, kinda like a free preview) "you got me" and when i heard that i went out and bought "The Tipping Point" the i got "The Roots Come Alive" the other day...im gonna get phrenology soon :hyper: ..but i really dig "you got me" on "come alive" with jill scott, another cool cat im getting into, just bought 826+ :D
     
  11. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    but speaking of interviews i currently read vic wootens interview in bass guitar and it actually made me angry, he seems really up himself saying that he beleives he can do what hendrix and bob marley didnt do and thats appeal to a black audience....and he said that he thinks its "cool" that white people are into parliament and maceo but he thinks black people arent into any more :confused: i got recent bootleg george clinton/funkadelic/parliament video footage and the whole audience is black :meh: ...one thing made sense though he said he realised that people were only listening to him because of the pyrotechnics...but thats my opinion and how he came across to me.
    Heath,if you do a little a little research you will find IN THE USA(and i write it like that because your in australia),that bob marley and jimi hendrix were far more widely known and liked by white people than the black community.I have a dvd titled "hendrix band of gypsys"that talk's alot about that subject and how hendrix wanted to appeal to black people because his music was based on blues and soul music.bob marley was about to do a tour opening for stevie wonder that was hopfully going to break him open with black people in america when he found out about his cancer.you can read about that in a bio book called "catch a fire".as far as the george clinton video;what year was it from?parlement/maceo's audience has changed since the '70's.it definitly has a lesser group of blacks checking it out now because young blacks in the usa are all about hiphop,it's the music of their time just as parliment/maceo/james brown was in the '60's and '70's.so vic's statment is not really that outside of reason. being that his band is getting gig's within the jam band community,and myself having gone to some of those types of gig's and being one of the few blacks there, i know what he's trying to do and i for one think it's great so i think you have to look at it from his view point.
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    +1 for Will. During Marley's lifetime, the African Americans who were into him were either political or of Caribbean background. He did have some radio hits in his lifetime on r&b radio like "Jammin'" and "Exodus," but he was minor in the US black community while he was huge in the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.

    During his lifetime, Hendrix had even less appeal than Marley since his was not dance music and was associated with young whites. Today, I think that Hendix is appreciated among musicians and middle class males to a certain degree, at least he was when I was younger.
     
  13. back to hub, i remember in the BP mag, they said a lot of good things about his bass solos, i'd be interested in hearing one, as BP claims he a real virtuoso...
     
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Hmmm.....I also recall him having said some negative things about ERB's and their players! While I think Hub is a good player I wouldn't classify him a virtuoso but as long as he thinks his is that's all that counts! He's got a better gig than I do!
     
  15. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    virtuoso as a soloist? nah IMO
     
  16. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    He has some virtuoso groove going on all of the time. He might take a solo once during the night, but his most interesting work is during songs, if you ask me. So why the focus on a bass solo?
     
  17. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    +1..........I didn't think we where talking about soloing either. :confused:
     
  18. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Same arguement can be made for Miles...On The Corner(& the various albums' artwork) was an obvious appeal to American Black listeners/record buyers.


    Agree.
     
  19. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
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    I was replying to a early post in this thread that said bass player mag said he was a virtuoso soloist and as i said that's IMO.I agree that his most interesting work is during songs but i like the fact he takes solo's i just don't think the solos are on a virtuoso level,they serve a purpose during the roots set.
     
  20. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments