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What one album would you suggest?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by squeally dan, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. squeally dan

    squeally dan

    Mar 30, 2008
    If a new bass player ask you for suggestion on what to listen too, what one cd would you suggest?
  2. That would depend on the reason for listening
  3. squeally dan

    squeally dan

    Mar 30, 2008
    To demonstrate what a bass is supposed to go in a band setting.
  4. Big Mother

    Big Mother

    Nov 19, 2007
    depends a lot on the style of music, and what I think is "how it fits" is not how others may think it fits.

    If it were me today talking to me of 20 yrs ago, I would recommend a serious re-listening to:
    Kate Bush's Sensual World
    Suzanne Vega's 99.9F°
    Anything that Joe Osborn played on (like the Grass Roots)
    Miles Davis's Relaxin' with The Miles Davis Quintet.

    Couldn't make a call on just One record.

    (I would recommend this to myself because I had already spent so many years listening to Geddy and Graham Maby)
  5. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave Hai-ohhhhhhh!

    Nov 14, 2012
    Boston, MA
    The one that has every Beatles song on it.
  6. Anything by Weird Al Yankovic.
  7. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Props for your appreciation for Kate Bush... and for the point about context/personal experience...
  8. Just 1????

  9. escaraBAJO


    Apr 24, 2000
    Going by the ops premise I'd say anything by Sade and,
    Thrak by King Crimson
  10. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    This is my go to deep pocket album. Monster players all playing to serve the song. I like to pop this in when I drive to a gig that makes me a little nervous. It always brings me back to where I need to be mentally.

  11. First I'd ask the new bass player what kind of music they like, then I'd ask a lot more questions... then I'd make a recommendation based on that individual's answers.
  12. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Oh man, oh man, oh man, that's a good bass record! In fact, it's just a good record all around!

    Me, either!

    Me too!
  13. King Crimson - Red.

    Because bass is a weapon for destroying faces, don'tcha know.
  14. Big Mother

    Big Mother

    Nov 19, 2007
    Such a wonderful artist, and really lets the bass players play.
  15. +1 for sure
    I would also say early Iron Maiden (Pre Somewhere in Time)
  16. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
  17. MarTONEbass


    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    I second Junta by Phish.
  18. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    If I'm trying to instill in that new bass player a love for the bass, and an appreciation of what the instrument can do:
    Jaco Pastorius (self-titled debut)
    Weather Report, Heavy Weather
    Yes, Fragile
    The Who, Live at Leeds

    If I'm giving him an album to learn bass lines, and to see how the bass typically functions within a band:
    Eagles, Greatest Hits, 1971-1975
    Any of several Motown anthologies

    I know that's not one, but I imagine I would very likely pick one of the above, depending on the person and the circumstances.
  19. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    School Days without a doubt.

  20. Squeally, I'd look no further than Steely Dan's Aja. A bunch of styles on one cd with great note placement mostly by Chuck Rainey. In and out of the pocket and not too flashy.

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