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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by DWBass, Nov 8, 2010.
That was great!
Thanks so much for posting this, DW! I'm a huge Leon Sylvers fan, and it is a pleasure to hear about what a master he was in the studio.
Awwww...thanks for sharing this clip. They had me rollin. LOL
Shalamar - Make That Move
YouTube - Shalamar - Make That Move
Shalamar - Sweeter As the Days Go By
YouTube - Shalamar - Sweeter As The Days Go By
Whispers - Turn Me Out
YouTube - The Whispers - Turn Me Out
Whispers - In the Raw
YouTube - The Whispers - In The Raw Official Video
Whispers - Keep On Lovin Me
YouTube - The Whispers - Keep On Lovin' Me Official Video
Krystol - After the Dance Is Through
YouTube - Krystol - After The Dance Is Through
Krystol - Talk of the Town
YouTube - KRYSTOL ( Talk Of The Town )
Leon Sylvers - World Champion (DC Cab Soundtrack)
YouTube - D.C. Cab - Soundtrack - World Champion - By Leon Slyvers III -
Shalamar - Friends
YouTube - Shalamar - Friends
Shalamar - I Don't Wanna Be the Last To Know
YouTube - Shalamar "I Dont Want To Be The Last To Know"
Shalamar - There It Is
YouTube - Shalamar - There It Is
A pick and a P-bass for those bassilicious grooves he put out.
+11111 Same here.
Wait a minute.....how old are you? You have great taste in music for someone was probably a baby when this stuff came out!
Try copping the bassline to this one. More masterpieces by Leon Sylvers.
YouTube - Dynasty - Here I Am (1981)
And another one.
Remember this one? Another LSIII Production.
YouTube - Real To Reel - Love Me Like This 12"
All those links are classics..Does anyone know if it was Leon Sylvers who did the fretless line on the Whispers "never miss your water (til the well runs dry) ?
Awesome bassist - great links.
In fact, driving in to work this morning, I was listening to some old school and There It Is came on- great bassline, and I was wondering about what bass he might have used. Didn't sound to me like a Jazz, but had a nice thickness with growl - P bass with a pick eh? Good to know....
It's You Never Miss Your Water ('till The Well Runs Dry). That song was on an album that came out in 1977. Before Leon Sylvers started producing them. I used to have the album but no longer have it so I can't check the credits. I've read somewhere that it is Melvin Coleman. Doing some more research says that Don Cornelius wrote the song.
Leon was well known for playing a Rickenbacker bass. He played fingerstyle and with a pick.
His main bass was a Rickenbacker 4001 with flatwounds with the mutes turned up. He also used a Music Man Sabre sometimes. I'm sure he had some Fenders also.
Thanks DW and Dr - at the end of the day, I'll try to cop a bit of his tone on "There It Is" doing what I always do - using the bass I have and my hands.
Killer bass player. Damn.
@DW..I'm hip to all of the Dynasty tunes and of course the Whispers' tune you posted. Yeah, I was around 7 or 8 when those tunes came out.
So a Rickenbacker huh? I stand corrected again. I saw him playing that Ric on a Dynasty video. I want to say it was I've Just Begun to Love You.
While growing up I kept my ears glued to the radio and ever took a tape recorder to record my favorite tunes from the car radio. Ghetto? Yes, but I wanted access to certain songs at all times by any means necessary. Lol
I had forgot about that Reel to Reel tune but yes. I remember that and I want a copy of it.
What about this?
Dynasty - Adventures in the Land of Music
Assist. Early Dynasty. Yeah, this was hot!
YouTube - Dynasty - Adventures In The Land Of Music (1980)