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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by gcbake, May 3, 2021 at 2:40 PM.
Larry Graham, Louis Johnson and Marcus Miller.
+1........often, TB = Kobayashi Maru
I'll second that nomination.
The following is just one example, but one of my favorites as an overall showcase of Mark's slapping chops. Especially around the 3:40 mark - great googly moogly:
I would like to add to this list of fine slappers Stanley Clarke who can slap both the electric and the doghouse. And Bootsy.
+1 for Mark King
Marcus Miller and Les Claypool
So much space between everything it’s ethereal. That is some thick soup for sure.
Valeriy is a MONSTER. If you haven’t already, check out his VSAK6 tunes. Just fantastic and the sound quality/production is other worldly. Headphones or REALLY good speakers are a must.
Marcus is my favorite. He just has that SOMETHING in his parts that seem more musical, substantive, and soulful to me. I prefer this over the robo-slappers and fretboard acrobatics that dazzle the masses. That stuff is cool too, but Marcus just bakes into the song more musically.
Obvious credit goes to Larry Graham, the inventor of this technique. We are all in his debt.
Mark King for me.
Somewhere I read that We Supply was Louis Johnson
I much prefer old school style thumpin' & pluckin'! Players like Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Mark King, Brian Bromberg and many others. Y'all need to check out Marcus 'Slim' Shaw, bassist for 'Brothers Igniting A Groove' AKA B.I.G. Amazing player who can play, sing and dance around while doing it. Dude has a great sound and has a heavy funk groove.
I really don't have one, but there are few players I'd like to slap...lol
Bootsy's name often gets thrown in slap threads and Im not sure why....he didnt really slap that much. He played a lot of "lead bass" with his fingers and use of effects (my favorite playing of his is on his "The One That Giveth..." album). He was more the Jimi Hendrix of bass than really being a prominent slap player
It's pretty much a given for me that, if I see a bass player wearing a thumb band, I'm about to experience some energy.
It was both of them but it was on Stanley's album
First I love Anthony's playing and I posted him because he is an awesome educator and old-school slapper and I had just viewed the vid and hence my reason for the post...
I was going to post, but you said it already.
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