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Willie Weeks on Bass Y'all....

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 57pbass, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    This footage according to the comment was shot in 1980 for HBO or Showtime....

    Check out Willie Weeks on his P Bass ...that's classic P Tone right there....TOO BAD ITS NOT HIM ON THE AUDIO...READ ON....

    Pretty awesome vocals too.

    Doobie Brothers - Real Love - YouTube
  2. Highly Doobious…

    This is a lame music video mashed onto the studio sound track. My ears tell me that it is the unmistakable playing of Tirin Porter with his classic picking sound, while Willie graciously appears on the video.
  3. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    Separated at birth?

    Doobie Brothers Murderface

    Deathklok's Tom Johnston
  4. bassbombs84


    Dec 26, 2008
    ^^^^^ hahahahahahahah
  5. That totally sounds like P bass with a pick to me.
    Not at all like other confirmed willie tone.
  6. T Bassman

    T Bassman Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2010
    Thanks for posting this! Fantastic!
  7. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    I'm glad someone likes it.... :D
  8. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    It's not lame..if you don't like it that's OK ..but lame is a stretch.
    Its not the studio track..the bass line is different in a few sections of the song.. The sound quality is high because it was a broadcast on HBO or Showtime so it's probably a soundboard recording.....

    Doobies are pretty impressive live band look at the different Youtube footage..might not be your style of music but they do know how to put on a show.
  9. Hamrhed


    Dec 26, 2007
    Nice vid... Is that Cornelius Bumphus rockin the sax? Good Doobie lineup right there!
  10. ethnotime


    Sep 24, 2006
    New York, NY
  11. tapehead


    May 27, 2008
    Look at the video at 3:52...he aint playing that
  12. 57,

    I certainly don’t mean to slam you. I’m pointing out what I see and hear; they’re two different things. It IS Tiran playing.

    I love the “real” Doobies- and Willie too. McDonald always makes me nervous… I always think that he’s going to choke on one of the marbles he has in his mouth- or are they bubble-gum balls?
  13. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
  14. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    I did not expect this thread to go in this direction...but after watching through this video again....who ever did the overdub did a masterful job.... kind of a disappointment to see that this is not the real audio...
  15. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

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