Jaco singing.... never knew

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by db59, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Appling Georgia

    Not an expert on Jaco at all...this is a first for me.
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Prior to this, the only vocals I ever heard from Jaco were wordless harmonies on some Weather Report songs. Dude was just talented.
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  3. And he only needed one microphone.
  4. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Appling Georgia
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2021
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  5. cxcxcx


    Mar 8, 2019
    "Fannie Mae" was Jaco's number to sing since his Florida days as an unknown. This version is a little clearer:

  6. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Love Jaco sporting 2 different shoes.
  7. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Saw the title and thought, "Fannie Mae".

    It's on a couple of albums.
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  8. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile, ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀ Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    I know I should just keep my mouth shut, but... it's a no from me dawg :bored:
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  9. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    Its just Jaco gettin back to his roots, he was doin this kind of stuff long before anyone outside of So. Fla. ever heard of him
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  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Jaco didn’t need a mirror.


    Jaco didn’t need to not sing.

    a Jaco didn’t two-fer.
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  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah.... my mama said if you can't say something nice.....

    Ima go now.
  12. glocke1

    glocke1 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Sing? hell I didn't know he could talk!
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  13. What is awesome to see is that he's FOCUSED on his left hand with his eyes while singing and playing.... I always thought that players who look down on bassists that look at their left hand while playing are being kinda funny considering one of the world's greatest bassists in history did it like that. Yea, he did it partly so he wouldn't screw up while singing, cuz fretless and singing do NOT go together well (I know from experience), but if you're gonna do it, you GOTTA have fret lines and you GOTTA be looking, cuz you can't give a powerful and care free vocal performance if you're busy listening to your bass tuning.
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Sting played unlined, but his lines were way simpler than Jaco’s. Jack Bruce played simpler stuff singing most of the time too when he was on his unlined Warwick.
  15. Totally. But... there seemed by some folks to be a stigma against looking at your left hand, and this is an example that you can't deny that kind of makes such a stigma a non issue.
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  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I agree. Although he does not sing, there is a video of Pino Pallidino playing a Tiny Desk Concert of the duo album he released and he never takes his eyes off of his left hand while playing his fretless Stingray.
  17. Thank you - that's an example that nobody could argue with.
    I'll bet ya there are fret lines on it. (by fret lines, I am also including side markers on each fret location... either or would give the reason for line of sight being extra helpful, although even without fret lines/markers it's helpful to me to look at my left hand on fretless).
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  18. Steadfast


    Sep 28, 2015
    Search Me
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  19. Steadfast


    Sep 28, 2015
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    Eff anyone that says looking at your left hand is a no go. Probably a 40 percenter.
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  20. Steadfast


    Sep 28, 2015
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    Eff everyone just in case I didn’t offend you.
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