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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by TravellinMan, Jan 31, 2003.
Can some of you give me a few suggestions, on Blues Cd's with good bass playing?
Robert Cray "Strong Persuader" (off the Strong Persuader CD, I believe)
Stevie Ray Vaughn, I think the song is called "Tightrope"
Tasty, groovy, good bass.
allman Brother have some good straight up blues tunes like "get on with your life" that has some good 5-string allen Woody blues.
Oteil Burbridge does a nice 5-string blues on Gov't Mule's "Deep End Vol 1" on "worried down with the Blues" (Damn tasty Derek Trucks slide work on that track too) "The Deep End vol 2" has a wild "Catfish Blues" with Band of Gypsy's Billy Cox on his Cort Bass
BB King's usually got some good nbass parts on the more traditional blues songs he does too.
Damn Right, I've Got the Blues by Buddy Guy,
Lost in the Blues by Otis Rush,
Showdown by Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland, and Robert Cray.
Just pick a top blues musician (usually guitarist) and the great bass work will follow. Here's a start:
Stevie Ray Vaughan
John Lee Hooker
Anything by Willie Dixon
Any pre-1972 Fleetwood Mac
I like Robben Ford's Blue Line as a 'modern' take on
Blues-Rock...Roscoe Beck on bass & Tommy Brechtlein on cans round out this trio.
Derek Trucks has some nice stuff, too. Todd Smallie, his bassist, is pretty decent.
Any Albert Collins or other Alligator blues albums with Johnny B Gaydon on bass! Johnny is a very funky blues cat
Blues Traveler! Not really blues but hey they got some good basslines.
For acoustic blues, the first Hot Tuna album