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Re: I need to listen !!!

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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 !
: Bye,
: Tiago

Ok, check these guys out:

James Jamerson: anything Motown in the 60's;

Carol Kaye: most 60's pop recorded in L.A.;

Jaco: anything;

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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