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If you was teaching a class on grooving.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    If you had to teach a class on grooving, no flashy triplets, tapping, or soloing, just deep, in the pocket groove. What song would you use as an example?
    Me? I'd tell them to study Jamerson's playing on the Diana Ross/Marvin Gaye song "My Mistake".
  2. James Brown, Tower Of Power, Marvin Gaye...not very sure...

    But for sure i would use Led Zeppelin's "What is and What should Never Be" to display in a rock format.
  3. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Rick James "GIve It To Me". Also, they'd hear a great sound out of a 70s Rick. :);)
  4. Obvious choices...Marvin Gaye and all those other great Motown songs.

    Less obvious...John Paul Jones' groove on "The Lemon Song".
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    The entire course curriculum would be "The Best of Earth, Wind and Fire, Vol. 1"

    That's groove school, baby.
  6. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    The entire course curriculum would be "The Best of The Meters."

    That's groove school, baby.

  7. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Man, Ray Brown could make a quarter note walking line swing unaccompanied by anything.
  8. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Blinky and Jazzbeau are both wrong... it would be Peter, Paul, & Mary's greatest hits. :D :D

    "puff the magic dragon... arrghgh (I just shot myself)"

    Seriously though... there's a lot of terrifying stuff to choose from. Kinda depends on what style of music you are wanting to demonstrate.
  9. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    Jaco's line off of Weather Reports' "Black Market" from 8:30. It swings a little more than Alphonso's studio version. That line puts your a&& in gear!
  10. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Cannibal Corpse - Orgasm Through Torture.

    Das da groooooove baby.
  11. Lucy Pearl or anything with Raphael Saadiq - locked in grooves AND use of space in both bass and drums. You could call it "Fewer Notes / Tastier Bass 101"
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    "Lo-rider" by WAR.

    It's the kind of line that makes play the spaces between the notes...

    Meters and EW & F are good too.

    Let me add Sly and the Family Stone to that list.:)
  13. Headroom


    Apr 5, 2002
    Got to go with the "Funky Drummer" on this one.
  14. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Altough this song is awesome. I wouldnt exactly say it GROOVES. Maybe KILLS but not really GROOVES.
  15. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Sly and the Family Stone
    Earth, Wind and Fire
    The Meters
    Tower Of Power
    and the epitome of funk, James Brown, the funkiest man in the multiverse.
  16. haraj


    Aug 6, 2002
    bootsy..... people over there funk it up! people over here get into it......
    also victor wootens 'sex in a pan'
    it sizzles groove. mmmmmmmmmmmm
  17. 36bass


    Aug 4, 2002
    Portland, Maine
    Here it is folks:
    Anything from Parliament Live earth tour. Bootsy Collins is the father of the (funk) groove. Listen to this over and over and over again.
    James Jameson - everything he did was groove.
    Paul Chambers with Miles Davis - damn! Listen to 'So What' or 'Oleo' on 'Saturday night at the Blackhawk'.
    Paul Denman from Sade usually lays down a very thick and baaaadddd a$$ groove.
    Hub from 'The Roots' very nice indeed. Check out his plaing on 'Lazy Afternoon' or 'Proceed'. Now thems be some serious grooves, baby.
  18. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Anything done by the Stax label!
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    :) Just goin' for reaction. Metal tends not to groove too much. Unless Geezer from Sabbath is playing the bass. Still, Cannibal Corpse is too cool for school.
  20. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    It would have to be "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone." Awesome drums, too.

    That or Zepplin's "Talkin' Bout Love"

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