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Top 5 CDs every bassist should own?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by AlstottMVP2, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. AlstottMVP2


    May 9, 2007
    Please list the top 5 CDs that every bassist should own. Wooten? Jaco? Flea?

    (I just discovered the essential jaco pastorius record... i'm blown away... wondering what other cds I should listen to also) thanks!
  2. Stampy


    Jun 30, 2008
    1. Rush "All The Worlds A Stage 1976"
    2. Rush "Exit, Stage Left 1981"
    3. Rush "A Show Of Hands 1988"
    4. Rush "Different Stages 1997"
    5. Rush "Rush In Rio 2002"
    6. Rush "R30 2004"
    7. Rush "Snakes & Arrows Live 2008"

    Sorry but Rush live is just something every bassist needs to hear and see!!!:hyper::bassist::D
  3. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Chaka kahn- naughty and/or what'cha gonna do for me
    peter gabriel - so
    miles davis-we want miles and/or/miles miles miles and of course all the stuff from the 50s and 60s
    weather report- heavy weather
    steve swallow- real book and damaged in transit
    nhop- uncharted land
    dave holland- critical mass
    donald fagen - the nightfly ( and just for the tone and quality of the recording-morph the cat)
    john scofield -still warm
    steve khan- the suitcase
    dave douglas- charms of the nightsky ( very nicely understated)
    ron carter and jim hall-alone together.
    flecktones - bela fleck and the flecktones,or flight of the cosmic hippo, or maybe even left of cool,and life at the quick.
    herbie hancock-headhunters
    mingus - blues and roots, tichuana moods etc
    ...and sooo many more
  4. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Every bassist should have a copy of Donald Fagen's "The Nightfly".
  5. Joeykun

    Joeykun pronounced ジョーイくん

    Jun 22, 2007
    Shirley, MA
    LOL, Don't forget Rush "Snakes and Arrows Live 2008" :D
  6. I don't think there is such a "must have" list for all bassists. Every bassist is different; not everyone is into the same bass roles, styles, and philosophies.
  7. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008
    Thanks, I'm going to buy these "five" CDs immediately. :scowl:
  8. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Primus-Sailing the seas of cheese
    Black Sabbath-Black Sabbath
    The Allman Bros band-Eat a Peach

    Here's three for me.
  9. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
    Muse: Absolution
    Muse: Showbiz
    Ian Dury and the Blockheads live
    Blur: Think Tank (just for the bass line in "jets" - it's awesome!)
  10. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Elton John: 11/17/70
  11. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    1) Bill Laswell - Baselines
    2) Mark Egan - Mosaic
    3) Stanley Clarke - School Days
    4) Stump - A Fierce Pancake (or better yet, get the box set of all the recordings just released)
    5) Jaco Pastorius - self titled (of course, duh)
  12. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    Parliament-Mothership Connection
    Jaco Pastorius-The Birthday Concert
    Charles Mingus-Oh Yeah
    James Brown-Funk Power: A Brand New Thing
  13. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Sorry, but only 5 was just too limiting.
    listen to as much as you can and buy WHAT YOU LIKE.

    Any bassist should own the cds he feels he likes and can benefit from.
    I'd say go for stuff you don't know to broaden your horizon.
  14. stflbn


    May 10, 2007

    ... counts.... dude, isn't that like 20+ cd's there?
  15. davec

    davec Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 4, 2006
    bartlett illinois
    Owner; Cody Electric Basses
    :DROCK Guys need these
    1: Fresh Cream/ Cream
    2: Exit Stage Left/ Rush
    3:Classic Yes/ Yes
    4:Eat a Peach/ The Allman Brothers
    5:Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic / RHCP

    Jazz guys need these
    1: Heavy Weather/ Weather Report
    2: School Days/ Stanley Clarke
    3:Take Five/ Dave Brubeck
    4:Tutu/ Miles Davis
    5:Bela Fleck & the Flecktones/ Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

    Blues guys just need one Willie Weeks on bass cd....:D
  16. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    1. The Beatles - Abbey Road

    2. Anything from Motown

    3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

    4. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Live From Carnegie Hall

    5. John Entwistle - So Who's the Bass Player?

    Not necessarily in that order.
  17. Waspinators


    Jul 22, 2007
    South Florida
    Any bassist needs to at least have these on MP3, I assume most people who listen to music at all have heard these.

    -Primus - Pork Soda
    -Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    -Jaco Pastorius - Self-titled
    -Rush - Moving Pictures
    -Weather Report - Heavy Weather
  18. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
  19. Any album from the Beatles collection.
    Any album from Jaco Pastorious.
    As many Frank Zappa albums as possible.
  20. j.a.e.r.i.p


    Apr 8, 2007
    I'm also gonna include
    J Dilla-Donuts
    as an album that EVERYONE should have, i bought that record a few weeks ago and it's changed my life. Absolutely unbelievable

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