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Songs with a bass solo?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Coleman, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Coleman


    Oct 13, 2001
    Hong Kong

    Can anyone suggest some songs have bass solo ?:meh:

  2. Eric Grossman

    Eric Grossman

    Nov 3, 2004
    St. Louis
    Endorsing Artist: Hipshot Products and SIT Strings
    Here are a few of my favorites:

    Everything is Everything: Donny Hathaway Live/ Willie Weeks on bass

    School Days: Stanley Clarke/ Stanley on bass
    Desert Song on the same album

    Stomp: the Brothers Johnson/ Louis Johnson on bass

    There are hundreds of great ones, but without checking my collection, these came to mind as some of my favorites.
  3. Chili


    Mar 8, 2005
    a few i like:

    Coffee shop - Chili peppers (2 bass solos)

    Stone cold bush - Chili peppers

    Stomp - brothes johnson

    Dancin Free - Brothers johnson

    ill post more when more come to mind
  4. fenwickbacker


    Jun 12, 2004
    New Orleans
    "Freewill" by Rush

    "Gloria" by U2

    "Blister In The Sun" by Violent Femmes
  5. skewh


    Sep 5, 2005
    Ithaca, NY
    My Generation by The Who (John Entwistle on bass)

    Havona by Weather Report (Jaco Pastorius on bass)

    (Used to Be A) Cha Cha by Jaco Pastorius

    The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin (John Paul Jones on bass)

    Those are a few of my favorite bass solos.
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    A few classic rock oldies with simple bass solos:

    "Bang a Gong", Power Station version
    "All Right Now", Free
    "Brown Eyed Girl", Van Morrison
  7. "Bouree", Jethro Tull
  8. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Shu ba du ma ma mama- Steve Miller Band
  9. Got to be "Mr. Big" by FREE. One of the first, and still one of the best. Always got a hell of a cheer whenever I played it.
  10. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Red hot chili peppers - Naked in the rain.
    Rancid - Maxwell Murder
    Michael Schenker Group - Into the arena (live) (shredding bass solo!!!)
  11. permadave


    Jul 20, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    The first two I ever learned as a younger lad:

    Powerslave - Iron Maiden (Steve Harris)

    Stranger in a Strange Land - Iron Maiden (Steve Harris)

    Pretty rippin solos in both IMO. Up the Irons! :bassist:
  12. All these have Jaco Pastorius playing bass:
    (used to be a) Cha Cha
    Donna Lee
    Portrait of Tracy
    Cromatic Fantasy
    Teen Town (Weather Report)
    Port of Entry (Weather Report)
    Havona (Weather Report)
  13. etb67

    etb67 Far Out Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2005
    Check out Bernard Edwards' solos on;
    Everybody Dance, also
    Good Times
  14. skewh


    Sep 5, 2005
    Ithaca, NY
    Return to Forever - Spain
  15. Aerosmith - Gotta Love It

    Rush - Red Barchetta, La Villa Strangiato, Driven

    The Who - Call Me Lightning, Success Story, Trick of the Light

    Quiet Sun - Rongwrong

    Kansas - Magmum Opus

    Yes - Machine Messiah

    Deep Purple - Pictures of Home, Fireball

    Metallica - Orion

  16. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    There's a bass solo in Powerslave? :meh:

    It's already been mentioned, but Orion is probably my favourite bass solo.

    There's a cool (but very short) solo in 'Take No Prisoners' by Megadeth.

    Of course there's 'YYZ' by Rush.

    On the death metal side of things, there is 'Images' by Sadus, and 'The Philosopher' by Death. Steve DiGiorgio plays fretless for both. Very fast and technical stuff.

    Finally, there's a really good solo in the song 'Sea of Lies' by Symphony X. There's a cool bass intro as well.

  17. Violent Femmes-Add It Up
  18. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Stuart Hamm songs with bass solos:

    Kings Of Sleep
    The Hammer
    Call Of The Wild
    Further Down Market
    The Tenacity of Genes and Dreams
    Country Music
    Sexually Active
    Radio Free Albemuth
    If You're Scared, Stay Home
    Lone Star
    Black Ice
    Terminal Beach

    GHS songs (the Gamble/Hamm/Smith fusion trio)

    Astral Traveler
    Wrong And Strong
    Geo 100
    Beyond The Bridge

    Other things now that I can't be bothered to compile lists...

    Rush-Prime Mover
    Stanley Clarke-School Days
    Stanley Clarke-Stories To tell
    Stanley Clakre-If This Bass Could Only Talk
    Stanley Clarke-Bassically Taps
    Jonas Hellborg-Rosa
    Jonas Hellborg-It's The Pits, Slight Return
    Jonas Hellborg-Reebop
    Level 42-Mr Pink

    Thats enough for now!