Hubert Eaves IV

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by wulf, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    At my bass lesson the other night, Steve Lawson played me some snippets from Erykah Badu's live album.

    The bassist was Hubert Eaves IV, and he was laying down some 'righteous grooves'. I've done a bit of checking but haven't turned up a huge amount of information.

    Anyone know more about him and what he's working on now?

  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Ah yes, an MTD guy! I've seen him live twice, and he is a sick bassist! I heard that he was doing some producing and session work now. He's no longer playing for Badu.
  3. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I think the bassist you are reffering to is Hubert Eaves III. He is from an 80's group out off Brooklyn N.Y. called "D" Train along with James Williams. They started out in high school in the 80's. Check out any "D" Train stuff in which he arranged and produced and played keys on.:bassist:
  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You're the one for me!
  5. Hi
    I was into D-train, that was a good 20 years ago, they made some cool grooves, you're the one for me, Music, I thought keep Giving Me Love was the best track, still got most of these on 12" .

    I think you can get a greatest hits album, al ot of synth bass but good tunes!

  6. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    No - it's definitely #4 who gets the credit. I was wondering if #3 was his father? From the little bit I heard, he's certainly got solid roots... just a shame he hasn't got a website (that I can find).

  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    No, he was right. It's Hubert Eaves, IV. His father (Hubert, III) was a writer and producer/musician for D-Train. My ex-wife used to do some background vocals for him on occasion.
  8. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Just listening to Erykah Badu's live album now, and this bassist is tight! and has some very tasty licks.. i too have tried to find a website with info about what hes doing now, but had no luck finding anything..
  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Word has it that he was fired, because Badu didn't think he had the right "vibe". Talk about being on crack! Brother B is an excellent bassist, but I'd have kept Hubert. He had "it".
  10. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Fired!!??? Eryka!! ARE YOU.....:scowl:
  11. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    She's insane. That live CD is the serious groove and the bass is high up in the mix where it should be.
  12. Keith Guitars

    Keith Guitars Commercial User

    Aug 25, 2004
    Woodstock, NY
    Builder: Martin Keith Guitars
    Hi all,

    I had the pleasure of meeting Hubert Eaves IV at
    Jimmy Coppolo's shop in NY a couple years back...

    I was in there, checking out the various beautiful things,
    and he came in. After hearing him chat w/Jimmy, I guessed
    who he was, and took the chance to tell him that I loved
    his playing on the Live Badu album.

    Anyway - turns out that he's there to pick up his new MTD
    fretless 5...initials inlayed on the headpiece, etc....Mike
    actually came down from upstate himself to deliver it.

    Mike comes in, opens the case, and hands it to Hubert.
    Hubert looks it over, then hands it to me and says:
    "I hurt my hand last week, and can't play for at least another
    few play it - I want to hear how it sounds."

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    So, I had to play in front of him, on his new bass, that he
    hadn't even plugged in yet for himself.

    Needless to say, I love this story. Hubert Eaves is a real gentleman,
    and it meant a lot to me that he treated me so kindly.
    I hope he's using that great talent of his to its fullest.

    Martin Keith
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  13. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Wow, cool story, so how did the bass sound? ;)
  14. LoRida


    Apr 15, 2003

    Just a little bump on a question of Mr. Eaves present engagements.

    What's he up to these days? Where can he be heard?

    Is he still grooving?
  15. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    i just got the live album, and im loving it. What gear did he use on it?
  16. eajacobs


    Nov 20, 2006
    There's a forum called Erykah Badu Live that's got his equipment info
  17. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    Hubert was using a MTD 535 and Galien Kruger 800rb & 2 4x10 Hartke XL cabinets.
  18. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    thanks. now im GASing for a MTD 535.
  19. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    6 year ressurection bump, people need to know about this guy and his playing on Erkyah Badu's live album..
  20. InLeoWeTrust


    Nov 11, 2009
    Bump in 2013 in hopes that a few more bassists will "discover" Mr. Eaves. Also, a video link of him rocking an SR5 back in the day. Enjoy!

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