Stanley Clarke Plays Country!

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  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    This was one of the coolest tracks from Loading Zone, an album Stanley Clarke produced for the late Roy Buchanan. At this point in my life I all but worshipped Stanley Clarke, and I thought Clarke’s playing was too cool. Almost forty years later, this time still holds up quite well.
     
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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    really neat! who knew? :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I did.:thumbsup:
     
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  4. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i believe it! if i could've given more than one like...i would have! thanks, Dr. Cheese ! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Roy Buchanan was/is one of the great Blues players from that time frame. IIRC, the Stones offered him a gig after Mick Taylor left the band?

    Danny Gatton is another one like Buchanan...similar fate as well.
     
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  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    During Clarke's popped solo, you can hear his influence on Victor Wooten. Pretty easy to hear the Flecktones doing this sorta stuff.
     
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  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    You’re right! I did make the connection.
     
  8. gebass6

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

    Just for accuracy sake,Stanley wasn't "popping" his bass.
    Not in the usual way anyway.
    He was known to pluck the strings quite hard.
     
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  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Yeah, I know...been doing the same for 3+ decades.
    :)

    Also, did I hear some bending of harmonics during his solo?
    He was good at that in that same time frame. Gary King, too, for that matter.
     
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  10. gebass6

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

    Yep!He did that quite often!
    He had a Bigsby Vibrato on his early Alembics.
     
  11. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...and you sound the harmonic-
    Then push down on the string between the nut & the string tree or-
    Flex the neck...carefully.
    :)
     
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Get a fretless!:D
     
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