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Recommend me songs

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by jamestown94west, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. I'm working on learning some modern r&b, disco, and funk songs right now. That's a genre I really enjoy on the bass. So far I've learned "want you back" by the Jackson 5, "superstitious" by Stevie Wonder, a bunch of Sly and the Family Stone, some MJ, "boogie oogie oogie" by A Taste of Honey, "living in America" by James Brown, and am looking to work on "forget me nots" by Patricia Rushen, "canned heat" by Jamiroquai, & "sir duke" by Stevie Wonder.

    With that in mind, is there anything else you might recommend I try to learn? I'm also working thru some YouTube lessons that are helping me tremendously with playing in the style that I like.

    I'm trying to build up a playlist of songs that I can work thru.

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I wasn't sure where to put it.
  2. Session1969

    Session1969 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside

    This is a good one because it has slap, pop and finger style. Good for learning volume balance between the three techniques as well,imo.
  3. lweastdad


    Feb 5, 2011
    You can call me Al
    Paul Simon...
  4. Disco Inferno - The Trammps. So awesome they needed TWO basses!

    Just don't laugh too hard over the outfits they're wearing. After all, this was the 70s! ;)
  5. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang
  6. extreme

    extreme Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    You need some Bill Withers! Start with "Use Me" and "Lovely Day".
  7. These are all excellent suggestions! I'm going to download all of them, and put them in the queue.
  8. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    I don't know if you are only interested in established or "vintage" grooves but I have gotten totally addicted to a band I found here on TB.
    - Beastly
    - A Walk to Remember
    - It Get Funkier
  9. bggeezer

    bggeezer Guest

    May 25, 2001
    Chic - good times
    i want your love
    Narada Michael Walden - I should have loved you
    Mcfadden & Whitehead - aint no stoppin us now
    Heat Wave - Boogie nights

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