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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on February 26, 2001 at 03:30:30:
In Reply to: I need to listen !!! posted by Tiago Garros on February 25, 2001 at 17:57:23:
: I know one of the best ways to improve my playing is listening to music more and more..
: But I have a problem.. I don't know what should I listen to.. I mean, which guys, which Bass players. But don't tell me these new guys ( like Wooten, Flea and stuff). I love them and respect them a lot, but I'm looking for the old guys, the guys that made the history of bass (Jamerson, Jaco, etc...). Can you guys give me a list of players that I should listen to, as well as the recordings or songs ?
: Thanks for the help !
Ok, check these guys out:
James Jamerson: anything Motown in the 60's;
Carol Kaye: most 60's pop recorded in L.A.;
John Entwistle: anything by The Who;
Paul McCartney: any Beatles;
Donald "Duck" Dunn: any old Stax/Volt (Memphis soul);
Bill Wyman: any Rolling Stones (very under-rated as a bassist);
Stanley Clarke: most anything, especially "School Days" LP;
That's just a few to get you started, not comprehensive by any means.
Hope that helps!
-Bob (as I boogie to "Soul Finger" by the Bar-Kays)
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