Other lines like Good Times / Rapper's Delight

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by SBassman, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Every once in a while I come across a cool line that I never worked out before. I work it out, and I wind up playing it forever, really enjoying it.

    The latest for me - today - was Good Times / Rapper's Delight.
    I heard the song, and I remembered I never worked out that line. I got it down, and I've been playing it for about an hour now. :)

    Anybody want to cite any other similar signature lines that we should all have memorized? [preferably funky stuff like that]
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Another One Bites The Dust!
  3. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    This an obscure one so it may not be exactly what you're looking for but I can't stop playing it:

    Funny you mention Rapper's Delight. My drummer and I busted into it while our guitarist was swapping out guitars at our NYE gig last night.
  4. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Exactly. The ones I thought of since I posted are:

    Another One Bites The Dust
    Under Pressure
  5. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Chic - Good Times.

    Almost the very definition of a cool little line.

    I'll add the outro of The Chain by Fleetwood Mac in as well for good measure.
  6. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    If you like Good Times, try the theme song to the movie "The Pest" Voodoo Mambo, written by Michael Sembello

  7. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Excellent. I'm going to slow that down and work it out.
  8. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Barney miller theme
  9. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Rapture - Blondie.
  10. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Funky, yet crossed over to become a pop hit and still gets play on oldie/old school radio, and with a signature bass line? Sounds like The Commodores Brick House
  11. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    You did notice that "Good Times" and "Rapper's Delight" are not exactly the same line, right? ;)

    Some other lines that were inspired by "Good Times":

    - "Monster Jam" by The Sequence and Spoonie Gee
    - "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" by Vaughan Mason & Crew

    Some other "signature" type lines? How about:

    - "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by S.O.S. Band
    - "All Night Long" by Mary Jane Girls (also check out the very similar "Risin' To The Top" by Keni Burke)
    - "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen
    - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead (and the derivative and kind of funny "Ma Quale Idea" by Pino D'Angio)
  12. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Cmon folks - what else?

  13. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Bust a Move - That's Flea on bass there.
    How about some Fat Boys? Maybe Jailhouse Rap, Can You Feel It, Fat Boys or a few others.
  14. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    Anything by Rick James...
    My city was gone by pretenders
  15. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    They're not? I've never really gave them a good listen though.
  16. How about some of the lines Nathan Watts has laid down for Stevie Wonder?

    - I Wish
    - Sir Duke
    - Master Blaster
  17. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
  18. Start with GooD Times and follow Grandmaster Flash's "Adventures on the Wheels of Steel":

    Chic - "Good Times"
    Blondie - "Rapture"
    Queen - "Another One Bites the Dust"
    Sugarhill Gang - "8th Wonder"
    The Furious Five - "Birthday Party"
    Spoonie Gee - "Monster Jam"
    Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - "Apache"
    Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - "Freedom"
    Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper’s Delight"
    The Hellers - "Life Story"
  19. Why not more Bernard Edwards / Chic?

    Start with "I want your love" and "Hangin' "
  20. BKBassDude


    Jun 17, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY

    I hate Christmas music with a passion but heard this bassline and was floored at how sick it was. Totally from that school.

    I also always thought this tune was Blondie.