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Who's the bassist on Patrice Rushen's song, "Forget Me Nots?" Such a bad groove.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by chuck norriss, May 18, 2011.

  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  2. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    'Ready' Freddie Washington, on a Pbass strung with rounds!! LOVE it!!!
  3. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Not only is "Ready Freddie" the bassist but he also wrote the music.
  4. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Thanks guys
    TB is like wikipedia
  5. pbasswil


    Feb 17, 2008
    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.
  6. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    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!

  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...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).
  8. midbass


    Jun 10, 2008
  9. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
  10. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    so sick thanks for that
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  12. pbasswil


    Feb 17, 2008
    :-> 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. :)
  13. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    New York, NY
    much love from freddie... plays a fat neck p bass and rocks it... i think about guys like him when i get GAS
  14. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    didn't he use the Smith on Motown 25 ???
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    IIRC, 4.
    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.
  16. bottomzone


    Oct 21, 2005
    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! :cool:
  17. Slappin'Da Bass

    Slappin'Da Bass

    Feb 5, 2010
  18. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  19. pbasswil


    Feb 17, 2008
    Ah! That was who I saw him with on Youtube -- thank you!
    What a terrific sound, and impeccable pocket. Sa-Weet

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