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What are the Must Have CDs?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by TheAmpNerd, May 20, 2004.


  1. TheAmpNerd

    TheAmpNerd

    Apr 25, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    I was wondering about this the other day....

    What do you consider the must have CDs
    for the descriminating Bassist?
     
  2. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Every single Weather Report Album w/ Jaco
    Every single Jaco album
    Every single Motown album w/ James Jamerson


    Bro way too many to list and needless to say this has been covered here before.... soooo..... I suggest you do a search. Ye shall find a many answers to one queries.
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    this belongs in recordings. i'll move it there presently :)
     
  4. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    "Live at Leeds" - The Who :bassist:
     
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Primus Catalog
    Zeppelin Catalog
    Sabbath Catalog
    Beatles Catalog
    One the million "Who's Greatest Hits" Available

    Hundreds others
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Ministry's Dark Side of the Spoon - required listening to see what distorted bass should sound like.

    Red Hot Chilli Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magic - massive funky groove.

    Michael Manring's Book of Flame - see how much you suck.

    The Police Box Set - what pop bass should sound like.

    Jaco Pastorius (self titled) - Please, for the love of God, don't try to sound like this man. There's enough Jaco clones already. Inspiring, to say the least.

    U2's Pop - How to play basslines that fit the song perfectly. U2's most underrated album.

    Soundgarden's SuperUnknown - Yes, you can play hard rock and be creative, too.

    Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove - One word: Big Bottoms.
     
  7. BWB - Groovin -- It doesn't get much better than Christian McBride.
    Christian McBride - A Family Affair -- Did I mention Christian McBride?
    The Clinton Administration - One Nation Under a Re-Groove -- Wicked groovey take on some P-Funk.
    David Sanborn - Timeagain -- Some guy named Christian McBride.
    Dean Brown - Here -- I don't know who is funkier on this CD, Marcus Miller on bass or Dean Brown on guitar.
    George Duke - Face The Music -- Christian McBride
    John Pattitucci - Heart of the Bass -- Awesome clear tone!
    Karl Denson - The Bridge -- Chris Wood and Ron Johnson on bass.
    Michael Hedges - Oracle -- Good music, period!


    This is just a sampling! I could go on and on.
     
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    John McLaughlin Trio - Que Alegria
     
  9. Here's the list from the site without the extra information (I made this to print out so I might as well post it here):


    BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
    Babylon by Bus [Tuff Gong]
    Bassist: Aston "Family Man" Barrett

    DUKE ELLINGTON
    Solos, Duets and Trios [RCA/Bluebird]
    Bassist: Jimmy Blanton

    PATSY CLINE
    12 Greatest Hits [MCA]
    Bassists: Harold Bradley, Bob Moore

    OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
    Night Train [Verve]
    Bassist: Ray Brown

    CREAM
    Wheels of Fire [Polydor]
    Bassist: Jack Bruce

    CACHAO Y SU RITMO CALIENTE
    Cuban Jam Session,Vol. II [Panart] (Available from Descarga Latin Music, 800-377-2647)
    Bassist: Israel "Cachao" López

    MILES DAVIS
    Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet [Prestige]
    Bassist: Paul Chambers

    STANLEY CLARKE
    Stanley Clarke [Epic]
    Bassist: Stanley Clarke

    PRIMUS
    Sailing the Seas of Cheese [Interscope]
    Bassist: Les Claypool

    STAX/VOLT
    The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1959-1968 [Atlantic]
    Bassists: Donald "Duck" Dunn and others

    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
    Blood Sugar Sex Magik [Warner Bros.]
    Bassist: Flea

    GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION
    The Best of Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Vol.1 [Warner Bros.]
    Bassist: Larry Graham

    CHARLIE HADEN & PAT METHENY
    Beyond the Missouri Sky (short stories) [Verve]
    Bassist: Charlie Haden

    CHAKA KHAN
    What Cha' Gonna Do for Me [Warner Bros.]
    Bassist: Anthony Jackson

    MOTOWN
    Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection, 1959-1971 [Motown]
    Bassists: James Jamerson and others

    B.B. KING
    Completely Well [MCA]
    Bassist: Jerry Jemmott

    LED ZEPPELIN
    Led Zeppelin II [Atlantic]
    Bassist: John Paul Jones

    PAUL SIMON
    Graceland [Warner Bros.]
    Bassists: Bakithi Kumalo, Lloyd Lelose, Alonzo Johnson, Conrad Lozano

    BILL EVANS TRIO
    Sunday at the Village Vanguard [Riverside]
    Bassist: Scott LaFaro

    MICHAEL MANRING
    Drastic Measures [Windham Hill]
    Bassist: Michael Manring

    THE BEATLES
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [EMI]
    Bassist: Paul McCartney

    EDGAR MEYER, YO-YO MA & MARK O'CONNOR
    Appalachia Waltz [Sony Classical]
    Bassist:Edgar Meyer

    MARCUS MILLER
    The Sun Don't Lie [PRA]
    Bassist: Marcus Miller

    CHARLES MINGUS
    Mingus Ah Um [Columbia]
    Bassist: Charles Mingus

    WEATHER REPORT
    Heavy Weather [Columbia]
    Bassist: Jaco Pastorius


    THE METERS
    Funkify Your Life [Rhino]
    Bassist: George Porter Jr.

    TOWER OF POWER
    Tower Of Power [Warner Bros.]
    Bassist: Francis "Rocco" Prestia III

    STEELY DAN
    Aja [MCA]
    Bassists: Chuck Rainey, Walter Becker

    YES
    Fragile [Atlantic]
    Bassist: Chris Squire

    VICTOR WOOTEN
    A Show of Hands [Compass]
    Bassist: Victor Wooten
     
  10. geeyza

    geeyza

    Apr 6, 2004
    boozer
    Back in The Day,The Best Of BOOTSY
    M2,Marcus Miller
     
  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Faith No More, "the real thing" -Also falls into the you can be creative with hard/heavy music category. kick ass bass throughout.
     
  12. adouglas

    adouglas

    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    Double Espresso Live

    Also, though not necessarily a bass showcase, Peter Gabriel's Shaking the Tree (greatest hits)
     
  13. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    That's about the size of it.

    Nuclear Rabbit's Mutopia - 9 string bass in alt/rock/metal from hell. You are in love.
     
  14. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    Every single one of the Band's releases.

    The Clash's "London Calling"
     
  15. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    If you are a heavy metal fan then:

    1.Iron Maiden-All albums till Seventh Son of the Seventh son(esp. Powerslave).
    2.Death-Individual Thought Patterns.
    3.Black Sabbath-The first six albums and Dehumaniser.
     
  16. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    I forgot, the first three Metallica albums.