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Is that Bootsy?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by mattzink, Dec 19, 2002.


  1. mattzink

    mattzink

    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    i recently downloaded the theme from the fat albert show. the singing/playing sounds suspiciously like bootsy collins - anyone know who it is?
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    The '70s cartoon show?
    If so, my guess is Chuck Rainey.
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Yeah, I also think that's Rainey. He did a lot of TV stuff in the 70's (including some sweet lines on Sanford and Son theme). Pretty sure it's not Bootsy. Doesn't sound like his voice either.

    brad cook
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  5. mattzink

    mattzink

    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    what else has chuck rainey played on? anything good?
     
  6. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    :eek:

    He's one of the cats that you've probably heard a million times and you just didn't know it at the time.

    I really enjoy the work he did for Steely Dan, personally. And of course, there is always "Streetbeater" aka- the Sanford & Son theme song; complete with wrong note at the end (which bugs the hell out of him to this day).
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    And one of the greatest basslines of all time. "Rock Steady" by Aretha Frankiln.
     
  8. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    TOTALLY.

    That song just kills.


    "...let's call this song exactly what it is"
     
  9. chris4001asat

    chris4001asat

    Dec 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Warehouse Manager : Reverend Guitars
    I always thought if they ever made a Fat Albert movie, They'd have to get The Chili Peppers to redo the theme. That would rock!
     
  10. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Like they did with "Love Rollercoaster"? Please...
     
  11. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Why can't Chuck Rainey play it?
     
  12. mattzink

    mattzink

    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    good call jazzbo. can anyone suggest specific chuck rainey songs that they like in particular besides the theme from fat albert and sanford and sons? someone above mentioned that he jammed with steely dan - what songs? all of them?
     
  13. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    He played bass on every track on Aja which is IMHO is Steely Dan's best album. Go buy it, it may seem somewhat smooth at first but in time you'll love it (smooth on the outside but very spikey on the inside).

    Alex
     
  14. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Yeah, Aja is definately a good place to start. Besides hearing Chuck rip it up, you also get to hear the drumming mastery of one Steve Gadd. Also, you should check out the album "The Royal Scam". 'Kid Charlemagne' is another brilliant performance by Chuck Rainey.. and 'Green Earrings' is also on this album, but I'm fairly certain that Walter Becker actually played bass on that track.
     
  15. Starrchild

    Starrchild

    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
     
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Bootsy? Playa of the Year?
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Didn't Chuck play on "The Fez"? Now THAT'S a funky bassline! :cool:
     
  18. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    That's Rainey on "The Fez"; the verse is a killin' groove...check out the wacked guitar solo section, too!

    I'm about 99.9% certain it's Rainey on "Green Earrings", too.

    As much as I love Aja(BTW, Rainey didn't play on all the tracks...Becker did "Deacon Blues"), The Royal Scam is a very, very close 2nd.
    ...and, for me, the gap between the 2 albums shrinks every year. ;)
     
  19. Sinker

    Sinker

    Dec 4, 2002
    Newark, DE USofA
  20. Benbass

    Benbass

    Jan 28, 2002
    Kansas
    Whoaa! didn't know what I was missin!