I know this is completely subjective, but I had a friend of mine ask for some good basslines or songs that he probably woudn't have heard before. I thought I would pass some along. Feel free to comment or add to the list. (I'm sticking mostly to electric here.) BWB - "It's Your Thing" and "Up For The Down Stroke" -- Christian McBride absolutely kills on these two covers. Chick Corea - "Fickle Funk" from Secret Agent -- Bunny Brunel's smokin' fretless! Christian McBride - "Brown Funk (For Ray)" from A Family Affair -- It's called Brown Funk because you will crap yourself when you listen to it! Christian McBride - "Boogie Woogie Waltz" from Vertical Vision -- Amazing cover of the Zawinal penned Weather Report tune! The Clinton Administration - The whole One Nation Under A Re-Groove CD -- Melvin Davis lays down the funk. Add Robert Walter and Clyde Stubblefield, and you can't help but bob your head! Dean Brown - "Take This!" from Here - I believe it is Richard Patterson or Skyler Deale on bass. Good Stuff. Dennis Chambers - The CD Outbreak. The whole thing is great, but check out "Otay" with Gary Willis on bass. The Detroit Experiment - "Baby Needs New Shoes" -- Al "The Burner" Turner on bass. This is one of the greatest songs I have heard. What a groove! Frayne - "Frayne's Soul Lounge Pt. 1" -- Frayne is Ramsey Lewis' son on bass. The bass tone and playing on this is tremendous! George Duke - The whole CD Face The Music -- It is Christian McBride on electric and upright. Unreal. Check out "Ten Mile Jog". I want that bass tone! Javon Jackson - "Quik" from Have You Heard -- Kenny Davis tears it up on this tune. Jimmy McGriff - "McGriff Avenue" -- Wilbur Bascomb, Jr. grooves on this. One of the rare occurances where there is actually a bass player on a B-3 player album. Jimmy Sommers - "This Weekend" from Lovelife -- Alex Al on bass. If you can wade through the smooth jazz schmaltz on this one, you will love the bass. Alex Al is a groovy MF! Joshua Redman Elastic Band - The album Momentum. Me'Shell and Flea trade bass duties on this one, and it is terrific! Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - "Because of Her Beauty" from The Bridge -- Chris Wood (MMW) grooves like no other on this song. The whole CD is great with a couple of other tunes with Wood, and Ron Johnson on the rest is great. Kevin Toney - "Ground Level" from 110 and Rising -- Alex Al tearing it up on another smooth jazz disc. Lee Ritenour - "Captain Fingers" -- Anthony Jackson tearing it up as usual. And please buy the Overtime DVD just to see them playing this song! Amazing! Lenny White - "Kashmir" from Edge -- Foley on bass. Ridiculous cover of the Zeppelin tune. I don't know who this Foley guy is, but man does he kill on this tune! Les McCann - "Shabalala" from On The Soul Side -- Abe Laboriel is awesome on this album! Owsley - Pick up either of his CD's Owsley and The Hard Way -- Millard Powers plays some fantastic bass all over these two! Poncho Sanchez - "Squib Cakes" from Do It! -- It's Tower of Power playing behind him, what more do you need! Raphael Saadiq - "Chic" from As Ray Ray -- Saadiq is a groove monster on this tune! Robert Walter - "The Tease" from There Goes The Neighborhood -- Chuck Rainey on bass. This whole album is great! Urban Knights - "Come Back Jack" and "School Days" from VI -- Maurice Fitzgerald tears it up on these two songs. Absolutely Killer! Van Hunt - "Dust" from Van Hunt -- Larry James on bass. This is just a great song from this neo-soul multi-instrumentalist. This is just a sample of tunes that you need to hear. Like I said, comment or add to the list!