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Who was the bassist for Carla Thomas on Wattstax?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassinplace, Jul 17, 2012.


  1. bassinplace

    bassinplace

    Dec 1, 2008
    Anyone know? Little help? Thanks! :help: :)
     
  2. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Duck Dunn RIP
     
  3. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    Booker T & the MG's were the studio musicians and backup band on live gigs for almost all the Volt/Stax artists (along with the Bar-Kays, the Mar-Keys and Memphis Horns).
     
  4. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I'm pretty sure it was the very underrated James Alexander from the Bar-Kays.
     
  5. bassinplace

    bassinplace

    Dec 1, 2008
    Yeah, that was my guess too. The Bar-Kays played at Wattstax, so it would make sense. I'll probably go with that. Just wondering if there was an outside chance that anyone knew for sure. It's a pretty far out in left field question, I know. That cat is laying down some heavy stuff, whoever he is.
     
  6. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    According to Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattstax the Bar-Kays are listed as playing at Wattstax and BT & the Mg's are not. Most of the Volt/Stax stable participated so the Bar-Kays were probably the backing band.
     
  7. jmela

    jmela

    Jul 24, 2007
    I think Booker T quit working with Stax in 1970 or so; movie's from '73.

    Nobody looked better than the Bar-Kays in those suits!

    BarKays_Dance.
     
  8. DHowardAir

    DHowardAir

    Apr 26, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Love those BAR-KAYS !!
     
  9. I love that song, great voice....especially the Wattstax version....James Alexander on bass.
     
  10. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    For most of the acts, according to Unsung Con Funk Shun, under a previous name, was backing Rufus Thomas and the Bar Kays were their mentors
     
  11. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    James Alexander is the bassist for the band Booker T put together for the White House tribute to Memphis that has been airing on PBS lately.
     

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