RIP T-Bone wolk

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Yvon, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    I haven't found anything on the web so far, but this is what WIll Lee wrote on facebook.

  2. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Oh man! He could make a P-bass sing....I was watching "Private Sessions" this morning. Hall and Oates were on.
  3. Oh that's awful-too young, whatever the man's age.
  4. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    that is truly awful. T-Bone was a great, understated player who was a huge part of Hall & Oates sound. Wow. RIP.
  5. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
  6. bass12

    bass12 Blistering barnacles! Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    A truly tasteful player who got to do what he loved until the end.
  7. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Wow. :(
    Besides being a great bassist I was surprised to catch him recently playing guitar with someone on CMT. He did some lead playing also and was quite good.
    R.I.P. :(
  8. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Oh no!:( I wasn't into Hall & Oates, but I became aware of T-Bone through his work with Elvis Costello--he played on several of his albums. On King of America (one of my favorites), he played bass, guitar, accordion and piano. A very talented man has left us too soon. RIP.
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That's really sad. He was a super player. I was so surprised when I read that he played on Curtis Blow's "Christmas Rap," and "The Breaks." I guess he and Doug Wimbish are or were the first two hip hop bassists.
  10. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Rest in peace, friend! Job very well done!

    I have a bass book written by him back in the eighties - I think it's called "Rock Bass Licks".
    Always enjoyed watching and listening to him play! Seemed like a very humble, earthy guy!

    Wasn't he GE Smith's foil on the SNL band? or am I mistaken?

    EDIT: I think he started out recording out of Muscle Shoals Studios, IIRC. I think he states this in the forward of his book
  11. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    Wow, he wrote the 1st bass book I learned out of....
    He also played on Howard Stern's 50 Ways to Rank your Mother
  12. spigmu


    Mar 25, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    I don't think so. He was a Westchester, NY guy (Yonkers?).

    So sad. I wonder if it was a medical condition that he knew about, or if it runs in his family so it was always in the back of his mind.

    He always played to serve the song so well. And I loved his tone, too. It seemed to come from a place within him very sincerely. R.I.P.
  13. Outside of this thread and his updated wiki page, I have not seen anything about his death anywhere. Maybe we should hold off on the tributes until we can confirm this.
  14. Rocker949


    Apr 20, 2005
    I think this story confirms it.

    I hadn't heard about this until I found this thread. I learned a great deal from T-Wolk. I am very sorry and shocked to hear this news.
  15. svtb15

    svtb15 Inactive

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig. Q+
    One of my all time favorites players.... RIP Tommy
  16. klaatu


    Feb 12, 2010
    Southbridge MA
    Just heard of T Bone passing away a few hours ago. He was a fine musician. Saw him recently on Live At Daryl's House on the web and he was playing guitar with Daryl and Todd Rundgren doing some of Todd's songs.
  17. bassguppy


    Jan 8, 2003
    sad. Cetainly one of the session giants.


  18. oldrocker

    oldrocker Supporting Member

  19. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Sad.... RIP brother..
    He was a really tasteful bass player and from what I understand, a pretty cool guy as well.
  20. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    He left so much great music... RIP

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