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Ready Freddy

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Davehenning, Nov 5, 2004.


  1. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    What is Ready Freddy Washington up to these days?

    I was just listening to him on a Herbie Hancock record and realized I have not heard anything out of him in what seems like ages.........
     
  2. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Well he did tour with Michael Jackson in the nineties, playing both Bass and Synth (in songs like "Wanna be starting something")
     
  3. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Thanks.


    But has he done anything interesting in the last two years?


    Just curious. What city is he based out of?

    He is such an overlooked monster player.
     
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I'm pretty sure he has been on the last few Crusaders C.D.'s!
    My memory sucks, I'll check on my C.D.'s at home and let you know. I do remember the bass being great on them, as on most Crusaders albums :cool:
     
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I don't know about recordings but he's one of the busiest on-call live bassists around. He was just in town doing a show for BET. According to a friend of mine he's using some old school basses and killing in that vibe. Excellent bassist.
     
  6. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I was listening to him on Herbie's "Mr. Hands" record the other day. The dude just kills those grooves. Great tone, time, feel, etc. He is way too overlooked and under appreciated IMO.
     
  7. Bassart1

    Bassart1 Guest

    Jun 26, 2003
    I suppose that's what comes from being a mild mannered behind the scenes giant in a supporting role. Kind of another Jamerson in that respect.

    I used to listen to the Anita Baker stuff just for his bass parts.

    Great stuff!
     
  8. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Thanks man, when typing this down I'm ready to hit the showers and I wanted some music there and now I know what to put on. :D
     
  9. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    No.The bass payer on tour with Mike during the early to mid 90's,and somewhat there after was Don Boyette.
     
  10. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Strange, according to the live video of his "dangerous" tour it was Ready Freddy on that show.
     
  11. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    Maybe for that show/recording but when the tour came to L.A. he had Don Boyette.
     
  12. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I remember that. I recall they did a feature on him. He was a young cat who didn't read music [or very little] if I remember correctly but could play his ass off!
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think he's from the Oakland area, but I don't know where he's living now.