Your Favorite James Brown Basslines...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Dig_Wilbur_Ware, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Classic, groove definers; innovative fills; clever use of space; solid time; infectious; ecstatic; UNDENIABLE... have you lived it? how did they affect you? What would You compile?
  2. fenwickbacker


    Jun 12, 2004
    New Orleans
    Cold Sweat - nice b'line . . .
  3. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Sex Machine, then Cold Sweat
  4. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    In no particular order
    1) Takin loud, sayin nothin (actually two bassplayers playing simultaniously)
    2) Cold sweat
    3) give it up turn it loose "live"
    4) Mother popcorn
    5) Bodyheat
    6) My Thang
    7)I don't won't nobody to give me nothin (open up the door and I'll get it myself
    8)Get on the good foot
    9)I can't stand myself (when you touch me)
    10) Sex machine
  5. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    All good ones above, for sure. Thanks for turning me on to Bodyheat -- I'd never really listened closely to that one, but I'm checking it out now and it's cool.

    Sex Machine is probably my fave, but I'd like to throw out Get Up Offa That Thing as a pretty sweet line.

    I always kind of liked Doing It To Death, too.
  6. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    gonna have a funky good time is another

    and camp that sub5 :)
  7. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
  8. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    I 2nd "Talkin Loud" and "Gonna Have a Funky Good Time"
  9. Superdave


    Apr 20, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    I really dug Bootsy's playing with the JB Band, tons of variations.
  10. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Check out "Give it up turnit loose" the live version, Bootsy was 17 years old at the time!
  11. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    licking stick and cold sweat
  12. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    How bout I've Got to Move off Of Jungle Groove!

    Floppy, Swinging,Nasty!

  13. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    "Since You've Been Gone" from motherload.

    "People get up and Drive your Funky Soul"

  14. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    A album that seems to Fall off the Raidar thats a must for any Boosty Era JB fan (and isnt that all of us!)

    Love Power Peace. Live in Paris 71

    this albums amazing.
    the Energy!!!!!!

  15. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Doing it to death
    I feel good.
  16. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Lickin' Stick, Poppa' Got a Brand New Bag and Mother Popcorn
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Maybe I'm alone on this, but my favorite is probably Funky President. And what a insane song on it's own. He has my vote.
  18. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Gimme Some More. Simple but so groovy :bassist:
  19. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    You Can Have Watergate, Just Gimme a couple bucks and I'll be straight...