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Toto - Past to Present 1977-1990

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by DWBass, Dec 20, 2005.


  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I just picked up this cd. My experience is mainly based in R&B/Funk & Jazz and I'm not too familiar with Mike Porcaro's work. Was he really that good a bassist? Also, I heard a couple of cuts with some slap bass. Was that Mike? Most of what I've heard about him did not include slap bass. If that is him, he's a pretty decent slapper. By the way, the cd is killin'!!

    Thoughts?!

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  2. The playing on the earlier Toto albums is a guy named David Hungate. Who later went on to a successful playing/producing career in Nashville. I'm not sure when he left, but he was the one who did the slap stuff on "Rosanna". Porcaro replaced him but I don't know what year or album.
     
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. Both excellent bassists with great tone.
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    DW-
    IMO, Hungate was the man.
    "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs is probably his best known figure. ;)

    I'm assuming "Georgy Porgy" is on the album you picked up...IMO, Hungate's lines on that tune are very Verdine White-esque.
    Also, make sure you check out Hungate's melodicism on the outro to "99".

    And-
    If you have Rit 2(the Lee Ritenour album with the Top-40 hit, "Is It You" w/ Abe Laboriel), re-visit the 1st track(IIRC), "Mr. Briefcase"...a very nice slap/pop groove by Hungate(at least my liner notes say it's Hungate!
    (Woodchuck always sez it's Louis Johnson).
    ;)

    ...and-
    That's Hungate playing "Home Cookin'" in the SITSOM book/cd set.
     
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    *I'm late!

    Yes Georgie Porgy is on this but there is another uptempo tune with more extensive slapping that I just didn't think it would be Porcaro. I'll come back with the title.
     
  7. ryandude713

    ryandude713

    Aug 15, 2003
    california
    Did someone say Toto?