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What studio musican playd bass on Sgt. Pepper???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by GeorgeBush, Jan 11, 2003.


  1. GeorgeBush

    GeorgeBush

    Dec 11, 2002
    it sound great the bass sound on that album
     
  2. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Where did you get the idea that a studio musician played any bass on Sgt. Pepper? McCartney.
     
  3. GeorgeBush

    GeorgeBush

    Dec 11, 2002
    Didnt Beach boys use Studio musican ex Carol Kaye

    i thought maybe the beatles did the same
     
  4. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Trollin', trollin', trollin', keep those bassists trollin', Rawhide!

    He-yeah!
     
  5. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Beatles didn't use any studio bassists that I'm aware of. They did use other musicians occasionally, though. For example, Billy Preston played some keyboards for them, and Eric Clapton played guitar on While My Guitar Gently Weeps. A Beatles completist, which I am not, could probably tell you every person who ever played on any Beatles record. They didn't rely on outside musicians nearly as much as the Beach Boys did.
     
  6. Carole Kaye! ;)
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    She played on my album too.:p

    We're playing the Jube on the 22nd.
     
  8. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    "What studio musician played bass on SGR Pepper???"

    Please tell me this is a joke.

    The Beatles didn't use many session musicians. Other than George Martin, who played a few keyboard parts, the only session musicians on Pepper were the brass, woodwind & string players (and the entire orchestra on A Day In The Life). This is pretty much true on the rest of their albums too. The only notable exceptions are odd guests like Clapton on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and Billy Preston on the Let It Be sessions. Oh, and Andy White did drums on one of the versions of Love Me Do.
     
  9. I'll be there! BTW Barbara is selling the Jube. She has cancer and can't keep up with running the place anymore. :(
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yeah, I know. Hope she recovers OK. Also hope that the place doesn't go downhill under the new management/ownership.
     
  11. gbenner

    gbenner

    May 20, 2001
    ocean, new jersey
    Paul even played the lead on Taxman, as well as bass. (not at the same time :D )

    George
     
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California

    Do you think they'd be able to name the string Quartet that played with McCartney on "Yesterday"?:D

    Paul also played drums on "The Ballad of John and Yoko". He sounds nothing like Ringo.
     
  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ..or those used on "Eleanor Rogby"?
    Or how 'bout the 1/2 orchestra used on that famous dissonant chromatic ascent on "A Day In The Life"?
    What Beatles' song had female voices overdubbed in?


    Andy White, I believe, was the drummer on "Love Me Do"; he also played on a version of "Please, Please Me"(check yer Anthology Disc #1)
    George Martin was really intent on using White in lieu of Ringo for all the 1st album studio work.

    There's pictures of Paul playing some of the drum kit along with Ringo as The Beatles' material got more demanding.
     
  14. cb56

    cb56

    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Ok who played the bass on the song "I will" on the Beatles white album?
    Listen to it real close before you answer. :cool:
     
  15. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Yes, I do. And the names of their children and grandchildren too.;)
     
  16. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    [showing off mode on]

    String quartet on Yesterday :

    Violins : Tony Gilbert, Syndey Sax
    Viola : Kenneth Essex
    Cello : Francisco Gabarro

    As for who played the bass on I Will - no-one did. The bass part was sung by McCartney.

    And Eleanor Rigby, the octet was :

    Violins : Tony Gilbert, Sydney Sax, John Sharpe, Jurgen Hess
    Violas : Stephen Shingles, John Underwood
    Cellos : Derek Simpson, Norman Jones

    I could list the orchestra on A Day In The Life, but frankly, I can't be arsed :D

    As for the female voices - Yellow Submarine had Patti Harrison (George's wife) and Marianne Faithful, and Yoko did some on "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" and "Revolution 9". The Mike Sammes Singers were used on a few tracks too ("Good Night", "I Am The Walrus"...).

    [/showing off mode]

    :D
     
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    You need help.:p
     
  18. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    You need help.:p

    Who played the tambourine in "Lovely Rita, meter maid"?
     
  19. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    [showing off mode]

    Carole Kay :)

    [/showing off]
     
  20. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Seriously. There's something about the Tambourine in "Lovely Rita" you'll find interesting...;)