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What Christmas song has the best bass line?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Julian G, Dec 5, 2018 at 3:52 AM.


  1. Julian G

    Julian G

    Mar 16, 2017
    Dubai
    I downloaded a couple of new Christmas albums one of which was John Legend's. I'm no big fan was just looking for some new Christmas songs to listen to, what I didn't expect was to enjoy the bass playing so much. 'Silver Bells' is a great track. Don't know who his bass player is on this album but there's some great stuff on there to enjoy.

    So that got me thinking what Christmas song has the best bass line?
     
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  2. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    Come Thou Long Expected Jesus by Laura Story is awesome if you try and learn it verbatim. Lot of fun 2 weeks ago learn that one.
     
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  3. nolezmaj

    nolezmaj

    Sep 22, 2011
    Europe
    If simple is best for you, Chris Rea has cool Christmas song:

    Nice bridge at 2:30.
     
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  4. Jazzy fast: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    Jazzy slow: The Christmas Song
    Orchestral: Sleighride
    Pop: Mariah Carey’s All i Want for Christmas is You
    Country: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
     
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  5. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

     
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  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    The Eagles Please Come Home is a fun, bluesy line that has some life to it.
     
  7. JLY

    JLY Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Winter Wonderland by Steven Curtis Chapman

    Not sure who the bassist is:

     
  8. eJake

    eJake

    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    Donnie Hathaway's This Christmas
     
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  9. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
  10. DrewinHouston

    DrewinHouston Not currently practicing Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Houston Heights, Texas
    Disclosure: I am not a great bass player
    The best Christmas song of all time (if you're from Texas, and maybe if you're not)
     
  11. Scottgun

    Scottgun

    Jan 24, 2004
    South Carolina
    Singing bass in a choir is usually rooty boredom, but here we get great runs all over the place.

     
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  12. Hands down my favorite one to play.
     
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  13. I love this one by Elton. Dee Murray is MOVING...


    Happy Holidays!
    Brent
     
  14. stigbeve

    stigbeve

    Sep 24, 2014
     
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  15. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    A bit repetitive, but this one is fun.

     
  16. rickster4003

    rickster4003

    Feb 15, 2013
    Santa clause is coming to town by Jackson 5.
     
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  17. sawzalot

    sawzalot Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2007
     
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  18. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    The original from a few posts above.
    I've always liked this one since I was a kid. I never considered myself being Pig Pen, playing a three-string DB, but I could so do that now.

     
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  19. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    DITTO
     
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  20. iwearpumas

    iwearpumas

    Aug 12, 2011
    Middletown, NY
    Let it snow, the jazz version .
     

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