Point me to some db/steel-string flat top instrumental music...

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by RBrownBass, Feb 18, 2018.


  1. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    ...that isn't bluegrass, folk or singer-songwriter. Something where the mix and the concept isn't "guitar arrangement + accompanist" but shared responsibilities for melody and rhythm. Pizz.

    If that's too specific, I'll take singer-songwriter stuff. But I really do want flat top steel and a more participatory role for the bass.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018
  2. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Nothing? No one? 69 of you saw this.
    Serious request. nothing I'm finding on YT is fitting this niche I want to hear. It can't be that rare- a flat top and a bass?
     
  3. Mgaisbacher

    Mgaisbacher

    Oct 18, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    I feel like everything I know of falls into the bluegrass,old-time, folk, or singer songwriter realm.
     
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  4. FLORINS

    FLORINS Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    NYC
    I mean I’d say check out the first Gordon Lightfoot record (Lightfoot!, 1966) with Bill Lee on bass. That’s def folk/singer-songwriter but Bill Lee has some great lines.
     
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  5. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Thanks all the same. Gimme what you think comes the closest.

    I'll do that. All I really know of GL is the stuff that made 70s radio- Sundown, Wreck, Carefree, Circle, Read My Mind...
     
  6. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
     
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  7. Mvilmany

    Mvilmany

    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Freebird! :bassist:
     
  8. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Thanks so much for this! Haven't heard much Harvie Swartz, much to catch up on.

    lol
     
  9. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Thanks again. This is exactly the sort of stuff I wanted to hear, but couldn't find because it's tucked in with Ms. Bailey's archtop material.
     
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