Bass Greats

Hey All! 

Where would all of us "Low Enders" be without the bass masters of the Motown era? Some of my favorites (in no particular order) have to be Carol Kaye, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bob Babbitt and of course James Jamerson.   They all  dazzled us with brilliant bass lines, syncopation and FEEL!  Some recorded a "thousand" notes in a song. While others proved that yes, you can write a memorable bass line in 2 notes.  Ahem, the song  "My Girl" comes to mind.

Who are your greats? Please chime in, I would love to hear from you.

See you in the practice room...

 

DM

2 comments

  • Frank Q
    Frank Q Bflo
    I think Chuck Rainey and Joe Osborne could be included among those …..

    I think Chuck Rainey and Joe Osborne could be included among those …..

  • Dave
    Dave Buffalo
    OMG how can I forget those 2? I feel much shame!

    OMG how can I forget those 2? I feel much shame!

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