Songs with cool walking bass lines.

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  1. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    What are some specific songs with fun to play Walking bass lines?
     
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    "I Know a Little" By Lynrd Skynrd.
     
  3. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    Moondance by Van Morrison
     
  4. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Thank you.
     
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  5. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Thank you.
     
  6. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Anyone else have a recommendation?
     
  7. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    Not sure exactly if I'd call it walking but very jazzy and fun to play is "Edge of the World" by Faith No More:



    C/S,
    Rev J
     
  8. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA


    ...and then there's that jazz stuff. :)
     
  9. did a lot of walking while playing in jazz band in high school which covered not only jazz but got into some big band numbers as well. Route 66 and swing swing swing were my favorites . I still play them from time to time twenty years later.
     
  10. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I love FNM! Great idea.
     
  11. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Route 66 and Swing, Swing, Swing. Check. Don't think I've heard that 1st one. Definitely will listen to it.
     
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  12. "Wicked Messenger" by Bob Dylan.
     
  13. Crazy little thing called love
     
  14. Jloch86

    Jloch86

    Aug 1, 2016
  15. Nickweissmusic

    Nickweissmusic Knows all intervals from one Fred, to Juan octave Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    I teach lessons and perform live music in and around San Diego CA. Sometimes I even make money doing it!
    Pride and Joy as performed by SRV has a great walking quarter note feel. Lots of old Rock and Roll from the 50's. There's a Louis Jordan compilation album called Rock and Roll that has some really classic walking bass patterns, it's Jump music, not exactly jazz. Really fun stuff, great band.
     
  16. Nickweissmusic

    Nickweissmusic Knows all intervals from one Fred, to Juan octave Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    I teach lessons and perform live music in and around San Diego CA. Sometimes I even make money doing it!
    I swear I did not see this before I posted another SRV suggestion, talkbass telepathy...
     
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  17. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    The vast majority of what I played at last night's gig was walking lines.

    "Fly Me To The Moon", "Everyday I Have The Blues", "Anytime", "Rt.66", "Beyond The Sea" and "Autumn Leaves" are favorites of mine.

    Pretty much anything in "The Real Book" is a good candidate for a walking line.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
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  18. Jloch86

    Jloch86

    Aug 1, 2016
    Indeed. Here's another one; it's jazz but hey, it's the blues, which, in my opinion, is what every r&r bass player should be able to play with ease.

     
  19. RickyT

    RickyT

    May 29, 2015
    Dee Why
    Zanzibar by Billy Joel

     
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  20. ahc

    ahc

    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia


    And another version:

     
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