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What are some songs you like to play along to!?!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by NickyDeez, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. NickyDeez


    Apr 24, 2013
    Just wondering what songs you guys like to play along to. Looking for any genre! Thanks!
  2. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
  3. NickyDeez


    Apr 24, 2013
    I'm gonna be having some fun later!
  4. Here are some I have been working on lately (they are all on Spotify):

    All Blues by Miles Davis -- Classic. Unusual 3/4 time, came up with a cool walk.

    Dreams by Allman Bros. -- Find a live version with Derek Trucks & Oteil Burbridge, they often work in "All Blues".

    On That Morning by Robben Ford -- Great jazz number with at lot of room for the bass. Fun solo, too.

    Spooky by Atlanta Rhythm Section -- Good introduction to syncopation.

    Low Rider by War -- A little more syncopation, up tempo.

    Down By The River by Neil Young -- Tough syncopation, slower actually makes it more difficult.

    Led Boots by El Groupo (Jeff Beck originally) -- The bridge is a bit tricky.

    Spanish Moon by Little Feat (Waiting For Columbus version) -- Just a lot of fun. Cool solos toward the end.

    One Room Country Shack by Buddy Guy -- Great 12/8 blues. Bassist Jack Myers was one of the best.

    Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young -- Pretty straight ahead, but very fun

    Voodoo by The Neville Bros. (Live from Planet Earth) -- Let it fly...

    That's my list. I have a bunch I am working on, too.

  5. Cars by Gary Numan
    Season of the witch - Donavon
    Super Freak - Rick James
    Have love will travel - sonics
    7 nation army - White stripes
    City was gone - Pretenders
    Blitzkrieg bop - Ramones
    Louie/Louie - Motorhead/Kinks
    Wild Thing -Troggs
    Peaches - Stranglers
    God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
    GLORIA - Them
    Another one bites the dust - Queen
    Manish boy - Muddy Waters
    Gigantic -Pixies

    These are all easy songs, quick to learn and are my go to warm-up tunes. One to three riffs, fun to play before getting down to business and wood shopping something that isn't as melodic. My GC riffs to drown out the teens are Bitch by the Rolling stones, Living Loving Maid by zep, Sunshine of your love - cream and Money by Floyd. Something about GC brings out the 70's brit rock god in me
  6. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Josie - Steely Dan
    It's My Life - No Doubt
    Rocking Down the Highway - Doobie Brothers
    Those Words We Said - Trisha Yearwood
    Across the Line - Robert Cray
    Right as Rain - Tommy Castro
    Couldn't Stand the Weather - SRV
    Black Magic Woman - Santana
  7. swamp_bass

    swamp_bass I love it when a groove comes together Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2013
    North Cackalacky
    Cold Hard Bitch - Jet
    Supremacy - Muse
    In One Ear - Cage the Elephant
    Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
    Hotel California - Eagles
    Paralyzed - Rock Kills Kid
    Lucy in the Sky - Beatles
    Keine Lust - Rammstein

    I'm all over the place when it comes to genres!
  8. Shovel


    Jun 4, 2013
    Garbage Truck - Sex Bob Omb
    Higher Ground - RHCP
    Holiday In the Sun - Sex Pistols
    Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
    If You Want Me to Stay - Sly and Family Stone
  9. Soul to squeeze - RHCP
    Hotel California - Eagles
    Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
    Santeria - Sublime
    Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie - RHCP
    Don't Speak - No Doubt
    Boogie Wonderland - EWF
    Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
    This Charming Man - The Smiths
    Lovesong - The cure
    Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
  10. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    Close To The Edge by YES
  11. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    Upside down -- Dianna Ross / Chic
  12. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Mesquite, Texas
    Day of the Eagle- Robin Trower
    Custard Pie- Led Zeppelin
  13. gard0300

    gard0300 Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Vandalia, Ohio
    In the Meantime - Space Hog
    Rock the Casbah - The Clash
    Santeria - Sublime
    Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
    Love Song - The Cure

    Just a few, but I could go on forever.
  14. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I practice through headphones so sometimes I just put my Ipod on shuffle and play whatever plays next. It has about 5,000 songs on it.

    Too many to list but here are some of my favorite songs to play

    "Strut" - Jimmy Smith
    "Fool For The City" - Foghat
    "New World Man" - Rush
    "The Real Me" - The Who
    "Tough Guys" - REO Speedwagon
    "Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas
    "Black Dog" - Led Zeppelin
    "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"- Queen
    "Dragon Attack" - Queen

  15. Me too, here are some that rarely have me reaching for the skip button -

    Led Zep - Custard Pie, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same (live), How Many More Times (live, Albert Hall)
    Eagles - Hotel California
    Band - Tears of Rage
    Chic - Good Times
    Parliament - Flashlight
    Pretenders - Ohio, Message of Love
    Fabulous Thunderbirds - Big Money, Scratch My Back
    The Nighthawks - Moving Up in Class
    Pink - Who Knew
    Paramore - Still In To You
    SRV - Ain't Gone n Give Up On Love, Shake for Me
    Queen - Under Pressure
    Perfect - Don't Need to Know Where, Little Drum
    Paul Westerberg - Stain Yer Blood
    Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
    Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces
    James Brown - Good Foot
    Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff