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Joseph "Lucky" Scott

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by burk48237, Dec 31, 2005.


  1. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I picked up a Curtis Mayfield Anthology disc today, they were playing it at a used record store. Anyway, I should know this but who played on his stuff, like "Pusherman", So in Love" and "Only You Man"? Classic textbook Funk lines, Great stuff. Also, who played on the Impressions stuff?
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Lucky Scott was on a bit of the early stuff.

    1971's show at the Bitter End in NYC released as "Curtis Live!" is an album that has one of my favorite bass tones EVER!
     
  3. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I am really digging this guy. I have two records that he's on, an Aretha Franklin one and a Curtis Mayfield record. He's got really great tone and feel. Show your love for this funky cat!
     
  4. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    bump for a good bass player who deserves some recognition.
     
  5. etb67

    etb67 Far Out Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Ohio
    Which Curtis Mayfield record? Which Aretha Franklin record? I'm not familiar with the name, I may be digging him and not even knowing it.
     
  6. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    he played on Curtis Mayfield's Superfly, Curtis Live!, Roots, something to believe in, and honesty.

    with aretha he did Almighty Fire.

    he also did some work with Phil Upchurch on the album Lovin' Feeling.
     
  7. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    This guy was like a layer of thick concrete. Very solid, and the rest of the band was free to ride on top of this playing without fear of potholes! May he RIP.
     
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    One of my idols.... I love the man's playing and tone! I've spent a lot of time trying to cop his lines and vibe.

    Woody, do you have any detals on his passing? Other than album credits and the recent snippet in Bass Player the other month I've never found anything much about him.
     
  9. etb67

    etb67 Far Out Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Ohio
    OH, that Joseph "Lucky" Scott ;) funny, just a few weeks ago my instructor and I were working on the song Freddie's Dead. There are some great lines on that Superfly cd.
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    James,
    I found this on the web:


    'Hello, I was looking at your website and saw that someone was looking for info on Joseph 'Lucky' Scott. Lucky is my wife's first cousin. Sam Gooden of the Impressions is her father. Lucky passed away several years ago from a heart condition. He was out of state playing with a gospel group and was hospitalized. He seemed fine and returned home to a local hospital and suprisingly passed away the next day.Hope this info helps.
    Darryl Griffin'
     
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  11. polo515

    polo515

    Feb 27, 2006
    NYC
    Although he didn't have the name recognition of a Jamerson or a Rainey, Lucky Scott was one of the great funk players of his era. We would play an entire Curtis Mayfield set during a 6 set dance gig back in the day and some of my favorite moments were playing some of the fills in Freddie's Dead. We still occasionally do Move On Up and the bassline just drives the bus. A great player playing great material.
     
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  12. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    +1

    i think your point is further proven by how few people have responded to this thread. what r&b and funk cat doesn't know freddie's dead, you know? they just don't know who played it, its a shame man.
     
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  13. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    so true and it is a shame.
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Just posted to symbolically tip my hat to a great player.
     
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  15. hungrych

    hungrych

    Aug 2, 2006
    NJ
    Can't find it anywhere. Was it him?
     
  16. CraigG

    CraigG

    Mar 14, 2006
    Mechanicsburg, PA
  17. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
  18. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    I've always loved the bassline on the title track of "Superfly"!

    George
     
  19. reitedasc

    reitedasc

    Jun 23, 2005
    Norway
    great movie too:rolleyes: :smug:
     
  20. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    Joseph did alot of stuff with Curtis when he was with the Impressions also.
     

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