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Joel Smith

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I have seen him on Youtube enough to know he is a great musician, but those who know, please tell me the best CDs to get a good sample of Joel Smith's playing in an ensemble.
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Hey Cheese, sign up over here and ask all the gospel related questions your heart desires! :)
  3. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I'd like to know what TBers have to say about Joel Smith as well! He's an amazing bassist, and from what I've heard, DRUMMER too!
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Thanks! I should have joined years ago!:oops:
  5. Come on over with us Dr. Trust you'll get what ya need, in more ways than one ;).

    Hes pretty much the pioneer of gospel bass. Classy guy and the skills are rediculous. It was pretty much him and Andrew Gouche back in the day paving the way for all the great gospel bassists.
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Didn't someone post a Chucki Booker track with Joel playing on it? Dude is seriously in touch with the funk!

    *Edit: Never mind, that was Derek DOA Allen playing on that track. My bad!
  7. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    Hey guys, it looks like some of you know Joel Smith, perhaps personaly too..
    About month and half ago I have ordered the instructional DVD from his site, paid it via Paypal and got no response to date..
    I send also several e-mails to him with no response either and his website is down :confused:
    Anoyne have some clue?
  8. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    bump for any current info about Joel...


    Nov 25, 2007
    Dr Cheese,

    There are so many albums to name. But my personal fav is the first album I heard
    Joel on is James Moore and Mississippi Mass. I forget the name of it but it has "When
    the praises go up" and "Joy". Along with Karen Clarke Sheard. He was SOOO pocket
    but very effective on that one. I would start with those two as it is enough to change
    the way you think about playing.
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

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