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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by db59, Jul 26, 2021.
Not an expert on Jaco at all...this is a first for me.
Prior to this, the only vocals I ever heard from Jaco were wordless harmonies on some Weather Report songs. Dude was just talented.
And he only needed one microphone.
"Fannie Mae" was Jaco's number to sing since his Florida days as an unknown. This version is a little clearer:
Love Jaco sporting 2 different shoes.
Saw the title and thought, "Fannie Mae".
It's on a couple of albums.
I know I should just keep my mouth shut, but... it's a no from me dawg
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
Jaco didn’t need a mirror.
Jaco didn’t need to not sing.
a Jaco didn’t two-fer.
Yeah.... my mama said if you can't say something nice.....
Ima go now.
Sing? hell I didn't know he could talk!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Eff anyone that says looking at your left hand is a no go. Probably a 40 percenter.
Eff everyone just in case I didn’t offend you.
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