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Peter Cetera: Chicago

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by shrimpflea, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
    I remember seeing Peter Cetera on the cover of a Gibson bass brochure and wondering who he is. Now I know.
  2. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada

    Just sayin'....
  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    A guy known more for singing than bass playing. He's great at both
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Something similar happened with Larry Graham, too. Nevertheless, Cetera & Graham are still icons.
  5. "Glory of Love" couldn't carry the jock of "One In A Million You."
  6. GigJones


    Jun 10, 2009
    Cetera’s bass work, on early Chicago recordings, was inspirational at the time.
  7. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Peter Cetera was one of my idols during my formative years in high school. I've got most of Chicago's vinyl. I still do various Chicago songs in a couple of classic rock projects, "I'm A Man", "Beginnings", "25 or 6 to 4", etc. They're always a hit.

    Looking at the Youtube videos of the Tanglewood concert I noticed the only pedal Terry Kath has is a waa waa. Peter has no pedals. And it was great, pure, fun. Just sayin'. ;)


    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. :p

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  8. jakyllo@charter


    Oct 7, 2008
    You wouldn't happen to have notation or tablature for Cetera's "I'm a Man", would you?
    I never could quite catch the chorus part he played.
  9. CTA '68 -- This is the joint:
  10. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.

    Vocalese on solos by Marshall Royal and Benny Carter...
  11. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I don't think it's fair to view "Glory of Love" as the epitome of his later (80's) material. That song was the crappiest of the crappy.
  12. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Sorry, I don't do tabs.

    But I found this:


    There are others online but they all reference the Spencer Davis arrangement and don't have the ascending and descending arpeggios that Cetera plays on the chorus.


    If I have time in the near future I can probably write out some sheet music.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  13. Jason Scheff is likely the most gigantic personnel upgrade in the history of electric ensemble music.
  14. Very talented guy, multi-instrumental singer-songwriter who dominated the charts for decades with Chicago and solo. Developed his singing style with Chicago while his jaw was broken and wired shut. Unique, one-of-a-kind.
  15. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    I'm listening to that whole Tanglewood concert on the Youtube. I'm digging Cetera's Acoustic 360 and curly cord. :p

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  16. chuckNC


    Aug 21, 2012
    Good stuff!
  17. Ol' Pete is a helluva player, AND singer. And, pullin' both off at the same time?!?! Wow!

    Check this out..........

    Dammit!! What a set of pipes, AND chops he has!
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    That's not saying much. Once David Foster infected Chicago/Cetera..."Glory Of Love" was inevitable.
  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Agreed...he also had some great stuff on Chicago's later albums. At a mid '70s HS Dance, I saw a local cover band perform & nail "Brand New Love Affair, Parts 1 & 2"...this is on Chicago VIII. Check it out. Chicago X also has some nice "funky" playing.