Who is your favourite BLUES Bass Player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Greg Hagger, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Since you brought up Samantha, who is from my home town, here’s another local girl made good, Danielle Nicole(Schnebelen), currently out on her own...

    ...but before had a trio for years with her brothers....
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  2. Paul New

    Paul New Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    deepest alabama
    Big Mojo Elem. This is another one-if a bassist wanted to learn to play blues, he could probably learn to do credible job just by copping the lines and feel on this album. Well, except for the tuning.

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  3. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    John McVie is who I came here to say as well.
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  4. Paul New

    Paul New Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    deepest alabama
    I don't know who he is, but he makes me want a 5 string jazz again.

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  5. pbass2


    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Willie Dixon and Bill Wyman.
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  6. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    We shared a gig last year and got to chat. Regular guy, must be a bass player. We both like 5’s for this material. ...cause we lazy :). I did get his name, but it was awful loud in there and I don’t recall it.
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  7. Here is Kingfish playing on NPR. This young man has both a great voice and some serious guitar chops.

    I believe it is the same bass player. He is listed as Paul Rogers.
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  8. cusar5


    Feb 17, 2008
    Planet Iommia
    Berry Oakley, as long as you're looking for a more "progressive" approach to the blues. His playing is too busy to fit in with a more classic blues style, but the Allman Bros. "At Fillmore East" is a milestone for prog-blues-rock-jazz bass.
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  9. Paul New

    Paul New Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    deepest alabama
    He uses the B string a little bit, tastefully. Sounds like maybe an octave pedal too. Who were you playing with?
  10. Paul New

    Paul New Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    deepest alabama
    I think Berry O was a great musician, but his playing was no busier that most other blues players of that era. In fact, sometimes he had to simplify more than most because of all the other rhythm going on in that band. His sound and feel were remarkable.
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  11. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Jeff Salisbury Band
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  12. Jason Hollar

    Jason Hollar Jazz & Cocktails

    Apr 17, 2005
    Central Pa
    I played a bunch of shows with Castle & Stutso when I was with the Billy Price Band - we would open for one another and do epic double band sets. Those guys in the ‘Hawks are the real deal.
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  13. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    Colin is a great player and a true British gentleman. I was fortunate enough to work with him for a week in the 80s. Some life lessons learned, and that ‘63 lefty Precision....
  14. Cloven Hoof

    Cloven Hoof Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2021
    I really appreciate Billy Cox and Tommy Shannon. Both played bass with multiple great electric blues guitarists. Both bassists had very different and distinct styles, techniques, and tone. Both could venture into other types of music, both are clinicians at the instrument. As with any favorite question, I can never rationally choose just one
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  15. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Billy Price is great, I wish he sang on all those Buchanan albums. The album he did with Otis Clay before he died was also excellent.
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