RIP BB Dickerson

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 2milehighspike, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. 2milehighspike

    2milehighspike Supporting Member

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  2. Bass4ThePublic

    Bass4ThePublic Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    Kansas City
    This year just keeps getting worse, was just playing Low Rider yesterday. Rip legend
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  3. Steve59

    Steve59 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
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  4. He was a great player with a great sound. Couple of my favorites by them:

    Great bass line on this one and BB sang lead on this one, didn't know that.

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2021
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Bummer. Lovely bass playing, great music. RIP.
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  6. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    That's really too bad. I've been a fan of their music for many years, and I loved his playing.
  7. jimmydean


    Mar 14, 2009
    Was a fan of the band and his great playing and I remember him living around the corner from my Grandmother .
  8. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    Slipping into darkness is so funky...perfect tone and bass line.
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  9. Yup, I remember those being big AM radio hits.
  10. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Really sad news. RIP
  11. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    Spill the Wine is one of my all time favourite recordings, by anyone.

    I absolutely love the way they utilised the stereo field in that era, but particularly on that record. And the bass, on that song is just wonderful.

    Not the record, but this is a terrific love rendition :

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  12. OP is correct. Low Rider is one of the all time great iconic bass lines.:thumbsup: It is fun to play too.:D
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  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    This was literally the first bass line I learned. I learned on an acoustic before my mother gave me a bass. I loved B.B. Dickerson and War.
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  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I am late here. Missed this news. Great band, still a big favourite of mine.
    "Spill The Wine" was one of my very first 45rpms...
    RIP, sir.
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  15. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    Sad news, indeed. BB was such a tasteful player. Very underrated.
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  16. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    I was into War back when I was 13 years old.I had "The World is a Ghetto"on vinyl.
    And listening to B.B.'s bass solo near the end of the piece "City Country City"
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  17. filmtex

    filmtex Commercial User

    May 29, 2011
    Annsman Pro Audio Dealer
    What a loss. I spent New Years Eve with (War drummer) Harold Brown at his place in Duarte, CA back in 1978/79 and he invited me over for New Years Day dinner with the band. Unfortunately we had too much NYE and I couldn't make it. I've always regretted it. Oh well. War rocked fer sure...
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  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Harold Brown is bringing it on this live performance...

    Good look at B.B & his bass.
    The sax/harmonica tandem...odd? Nope! Really cool, right?
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  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    That song never gets old. It’s one of my favorites.
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  20. Phillynative


    Oct 5, 2020
    Awesome player.. RIP!
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