Tommy Cogbill - damn!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by pbass2, Mar 8, 2021.

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  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I read that Tommy Cogbill was also a good Jazz guitarist. I wonder if his guitar background helped him think out of the box on bass?
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  3. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    He played guitar on Aretha's "Think" when Jerry Jemmott took over the bass for the session.
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  4. Cogbill on bass:

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  5. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2020
    Niskayuna, New York.
    Cogbill’s tone is unmistakable. P bass through a B-15 (?).
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  6. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2020
    Niskayuna, New York.
    There is a book by Roben Jones called “Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios” that is a must read and a tremendous source of information about Cogbill and the heyday of American Sound Studio.
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  7. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Tommy absolutely going off on the tag of this with the great Reggie Young.
  8. dangevans


    Mar 26, 2014
    That is a great, great album!
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  9. Petethebassman


    Mar 7, 2008
    I got the book two days ago and while reading have listened again to lots of stuff Cogbill played on, King Curtis, Aretha, Dusty In Memphis, etc. It's a great read and listening to the tracks with headphones and focusing on the rhythm section is a revelation. A magnificent player.
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