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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by chuck norriss, May 18, 2011.
YouTube - Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
This is one of the songs that made me want to play bass.
'Ready' Freddie Washington, on a Pbass strung with rounds!! LOVE it!!!
Not only is "Ready Freddie" the bassist but he also wrote the music.
TB is like wikipedia
Freddie is a rarity today -- playing modern R&B on a 4 string Precision (that's an old track, but he hasn't switched). In that context I find it's such a unique and refreshing sound! He's a force of nature.
Forget Me Nots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wiki would have been faster than even TB. It took all of five seconds, and that's even going through Google, not going straight to Wikipedia...
But, thanks for giving me an excuse to listen to it again!
...and what's weird-
In the SITSOM book, he is pictured with a Ken Smith bass (in a project dedicated to the genius of Jamerson, someone shoulda submitted a picture with a P-bass. Somebody blew it).
And check out Freddie w/ Donald Fagen (Morph The Cat + tour).
Two more great Freddie Washington basslines:
Anita Baker - Same Ole Love
YouTube - Anita Baker- Same Ole Love
Whitney Houston - Someone for me
YouTube - Someone for Me by Whitney Houston
Dude is talented.
I'm surprised no one has posted this yet:
YouTube - Bass line
so sick thanks for that
YouTube - Herbie Hancock - Just Around The Corner
yes very talented. I respect that he writes songs too.
:-> Really, huh? How many strings on the Smith, btw?
What bass did you see there? The only pic I could find was of the S.Dan '06 tour, and he had the P. But I wouldn't be surprised if he sometimes uses something else.
I saw some not-too-old video of him on tour with a Funky R&B band (for the life of me I can't remember which), and he was playing the P there too. It sounded just perfect.
much love from freddie... plays a fat neck p bass and rocks it... i think about guys like him when i get GAS
didn't he use the Smith on Motown 25 ???
Could not find the photo online...did check Ken Smith's site, though. There is a relationship with Smith basses.
Morph The Cat was the P-bass.
IIRC (again), there was some here that were not too thrilled with a Fender P-bass...when Sadowsky basses had been used for the most recent Fagen/Steely Dan albums.
That is still one of the best sounding P-basses that I have ever heard! Killer compostion, a killer groove and a killer bassist!
A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste!
Here's Freddie with The Crusaders at Montreux a few years back, great solos and quality.
YouTube - Crusaders - Carnival Of The Night (live, 2003)
Nice. There's got to be a dozen vids of that show.
Ah! That was who I saw him with on Youtube -- thank you!
What a terrific sound, and impeccable pocket. Sa-Weet