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Strawberry Letter 23 isolated bass Louis Johnson

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by chuck norriss, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  2. svtb15


    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin,TX - McKinney,TX - NY,NY, - Nashville,TN
    I play it all. Whatever works for the gig
    Thats an Alembic... Nice!
  3. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    Thank you!!! I needed that!
  4. One of my all-time favorite bass tracks. So tastefully done. I bought this vinyl LP when I was just a little kid, many years before I picked up a bass for the first time.

    The original Shuggie Otis version is cool too. It's just a great song!
  5. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Atlanta GA
    LOVE IT!!!!
  6. smcgov

    smcgov Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    Northshore Mass
    I would have no idea how to approach this...once you really haer it it's got some really cool nuances that are hard to pick up behind the music.
  7. It's so percussive. Every little ghost note is in the groove. Louis Johnson has said he often approaches his bass like a drummer would approach a drum.

    And the note selection is so tasteful. There's nothing technically prohibitive about it--except for the creation process. Therein lies the magic.
  8. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    Yeah! :bassist:
  9. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    It's no wonder that Michael Jackson had him play on his Off the Wall, Thriller and Dangerous albums
  10. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    And props to Shuggie, this tune is unclassifiable, like nursery funk or something.
    OK, trivia time- What well known but non hit 1970 instrumental track did young Shuggie play bass on?
  11. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I think Quincy Jones was the one responsible for Louis' involvement with those first two albums. :)
  12. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    It is? I thought he rocked EBMMSR.
  13. stonetazz

    stonetazz Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Denton, TX
    Frank Zappa's Peaches in Regalia. I think he was 15 at the time he recorded it. Funny, I just bought Shuggie's album Freedom Flight last night and then saw this today.
  14. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Right. Dangerous was Teddy Riley. No bass just keys.
  15. obimark


    Sep 1, 2011
    Anyone have a good tab for this masterpiece?? This is one I have never seen tabbed which really deserves to be.

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