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To follow funkee1's lead on posting awesome OT stuff, I'm gonna start throwing out top 5 list categories on a regular basis. So, this week's topic is:

What are the top 5 albums bassists must own?

I'll start:

    Wow! Thanks for the shout out!

     

    Ok....here's my list of essentials.

     

    Beatles- The White Album

    Stanley Clarke- School Days

    Marcus- The Sun Don't Lie

    Yessongs

    Standing in the Sahdows of Motown!

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Mingus: Ah Um

 

 

Amazing album all around. We played Fables of Faubus last semester and it was a blast.

 

To this list I would add any of the Bill Evans Village Vanguard session recordings. Scott LaFaro was literally at the top of his game, considering he died ten days after it was recorded. RIP

 

Also Aretha Franklin Live at the Filmore West. Jerry Jemont is so tight on that record.

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Replace that with
Quadrophenia
, and then you'll be getting somewhere.
;)
Who's Next
is a cakewalk in comparison.



Yep. That or Live at Leeds.

I'm not as interested in the bass on a record as I am in the record, I'll admit it.

Some other faves of mine that have very strong bass playing -

Oranges & Lemons - XTC
A Wizard / A True Star - Todd Rundgren
Caravanserai - Santana (bass by the late Doug Rauch)

Any Police record
Any King Crimson record with Tony Levin or John Wetton

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To follow funkee1's lead on posting awesome OT stuff, I'm gonna start throwing out top 5 list categories on a regular basis. So, this week's topic is:


What are the top 5 albums bassists must own?


I'll start:


  • Graham Central Station-
    Graham Central Station

  • Marvin Gaye-
    What's Going On?

  • The Who-
    Who's Next

  • Weather Report-
    Night Passage

  • Chick Corea Elektrik Band-
    Chick Corea Elektrik Band

Your turn.

 

I'm doin' well... I own the top three and listen to them regularly. :)

I really need to get more Weather Report albums, I've mostly just got Jaco's solo stuff... maybe one or two WR. :idk:

 

Also throw in..

 

The Clash - London Calling

Elton John - One Night Only

 

:thu:

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Smokin', Humble Pie - Greg Ridley's groove on "Hot 'n Nasty"
Bridge of Sighs, Robin Trower - James Dewar especially on "Too Rolling Stoned"
Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones - Bill Wayman's lead on "Sympathy for the Devil"
So It's Like That, Joe Bonamassa - Eric Czar period especially live version of "Miss You, Hate You"
Stoned Henge or Cricklewood Green, Tens Years After - Leo Lyons was great recorded and awsome live

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