Thursday Thread; Boss Bassists with Awesome Alliteration

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by matt holt, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. matt holt

    matt holt Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Cincinnati OH
    It occurred to me just now that a lot of great bass players have alliterative names (intellectually I know it probably isn't any higher than the general population, but still...)

    Who I thought of off the top of my head (trying to stick to actual names and not nicknames):

    James Jamerson (hallowed be thy name)
    James Jamerson Jr. (Triple!)
    Donald Dunn
    Carol Kaye
    Bob Babbitt
    Willie Weeks
    Marcus Miller
    Steve Swallow
    John (paul) Jones (technically not his real name, but I'll let it slide)

    How many can we come up with?
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  2. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    BassCliff ?
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Jerry Jemmott
  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    This is a stretch...although renowned as an avant garde guitarist, Fred Frith has played bass in a band with Richard Thompson, Henry Kaiser, and Beefheart drummer John French for two albums.
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  5. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    Pino Palladino
  6. matt holt

    matt holt Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Cincinnati OH
    Oh man, good call! how did I forget Pino?
  7. Bernard "Bunny" Brunel
  8. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Bill Black
    Bob Birch
    Bob Brunning
    Boz Burrell
    Bob Bushnell
    Brian Baker
    Brian Bromberg
    Bryan Beller
    Chas Chandler
    Chi Cheng
    Chris Cross
    David Dyson
    Domenico Dragonetti
    Ean Evans
    Graham Gouldman
    Greg Ginn
    Jimmy Johnson
    Karl Coryat
    Mark Mendoza
    Michael Manring
    Monk Montgomery
    Slam Stewart
    Sly Stone
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  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Michael Manring