R.I.P. B.B. Dickerson

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ELG60, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. ELG60

    ELG60

    Apr 26, 2017
    Mid-Florida
    It has come to my attention during a Google search, that B.B. Dickerson, the original bassist for war, and the musician who created the bass lines for their hits during the early 70's had passed away after a long illness on April 2nd of this year.

    I feel that we as a component of the bass-playing community would be remiss to not memorialize his passing in some way. If I missed a previous theead in my search, my apologies.

    Morris 'B.B.' Dickerson, Founding Member of War, Dies at 71


    War bassist B.B. Dickerson dead at 71





     
  2. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP B.B.
     
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  3. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    Great bass lines that will keep his memory alive.
     
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    There is a long thread memorializing the career of BB Dickerson that started at the time of his death.
     
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  5. ELG60

    ELG60

    Apr 26, 2017
    Mid-Florida
    Thanks for the information, Doc. I searched but didn't find anything. For me at least, the search feature here is quite . . . Hit-n-miss.
     
  6. roccobass

    roccobass Still funkin’ in the free world.

    Jun 25, 2014
    California
    R.I.P. B.B.
    Had to put mine in. I saw War in 1974. They were the first band I was to see live. So he was the first bassist I was to see live. What a great introduction into the rock and roll experience. Thanks BB!

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  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    He always had a Jazz back in the day. I saw him live in 1977.
     
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  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    RIP BB Dickerson
     
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  9. pdbass

    pdbass Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    Pittsburgh
     
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  10. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    He gets a great P sound with that Jazz!
     
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  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    A Jazz played finger style with flats can sound quite fat. Just think of John Paul Jones on Ramble On.
     
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  12. Tom Winter

    Tom Winter

    Nov 21, 2022
    Lebanon, IL
    "Low Rider" Do I have to talk about how awesome that is??
    Its weird for me. Last week I went through as many War videos that I could find.
     
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  13. Indeed. Mr. Dickerson also seemingly had a short fling with an EB-3, seen here...

     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    An EB-3 is short, what other kind of fling could he have?:D
     
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