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Wichita Lineman as a solo bass arrangement, and other covers

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by OldDog52, Aug 11, 2017.


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  1. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    This bass arrangement by Karl Clews is pretty darned good:



    Johnny Cash:



    REM:



    Smokes Robinson & The Miracles:



    James Taylor:



    Glen Campbell with Stone Temple Pilots



    The Vanity Belles

     
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  2. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
     
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  3. joebeadg

    joebeadg

    Sep 1, 2010
    Nice! Beautiful!
     
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  4. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    That Karl Clews bass arrangement & performance impresses the heck out of me. I'm kinda surprised it hasn't gotten more comments.

    Maybe I'm too easily impressed.
     
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  5. Reminds me of Aram Bedrosian's work with solo bass. Similar piano-like tone, even. Fantastic playing.
     
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  6. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    I just realized Karl Clews is TB member "kidcharlemagne". :cool: Hasn't posted here for quite a while though.
     
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  7. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I've seen a few videos of Karl's solo bass arrangements/performances, and he definitely impresses me for his tasteful use of restraint: So many youtube bedroom bassists use "extended techniques" -- e.g., two-hand tapping, artificial harmonics, chords -- as a gimmicky way to show off their chops [sic], such that my only response tends to be "Well, he sure must've practiced that for a long time"... but Karl seems to use that stuff all in the service of the song. Admirable indeed.
     
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  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Karl Clews proves that modern tone and a very fresh set of round wounds can be a very beautiful thing in the midst of the great P-bass and flats revival.
     
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Karl Clews proves that modern tone and a very fresh set of round wounds can be a very beautiful thing in the midst of the great P-bass and flats revival.
     
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