Need good "iconic" bass line suggestions

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by fretlessman71, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. fretlessman71

    fretlessman71 Still beats havin' a job Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    FoCo, NoCo
    Recently I've had fun transcribing whole songs. I just did Crossroads, and a few days back I did Boureé. Both of these fit into the "iconic" category for me: they've stood the test of time, they're fantastic performances, they're at least somewhat "bass-centric", and the bassists themselves could at least arguably be thought of as virtuosos. Please give me suggestions for songs that fit this category! Thanks!
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  2. Elton John - Madman Across the Water. Elton had such a variety of great bassists play on his early recordings and this is no exception. Plus, it would be a rarity -- I have not seen notation, tab or a YT cover of it.
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  3. glennonbass

    glennonbass Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    How about Intro to Sweet Jane Live version?
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  4. dadglasser


    Oct 11, 2009
  5. proverbs10_4

    proverbs10_4 Inactive

    Jul 16, 2020
    Dennis Coffey - Scorpio
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  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Few years back, Bass Player did a transcription of this...
  7. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    TV & Movie Theme Songs,
    "Sanford and Son" - 'Street Beater'
    "Barney Miller"​
    Both written by Quincy Jones
    These 2 song's bass line intros are still easily recognizable as the shows are still in syndication.

    "Groove is in the Heart" covered by Deee-Lite
    It's a slowed down version of Herbie Hancock's "Bring Down The Birds" from the movie, "Blow Up"
  8. kenmeg


    Apr 8, 2008
    London Calling - The Clash

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