I’ve been a guitar player for 40 years and rarely paid attention to bass lines until I started playing bass. Now I’m hearing great bass lines everywhere, though usually buried in the mix, and am startled at how many amazing parts I’ve missed.
So what bass lines have struck you now that you play?
I’ll start with The Zombies “She’s Not There. “ Damn, I never knew
Hey Lefty, I love some of the old Motown bass lines. Listen to Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight, or If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time by Tyrone Davis. And don’t forget I’ll Take You There by the Staple Singers. And Rescue Me by Fontella Bass. Her name is a coincidence.
It’s funny. Carol Kaye is one of the most amazing bassists of our time, plus reportedly a great teacher. Before she limited her lessons to other teachers, she used to teach online lessons in general. But among the requirements she listed for students was “No punks”, at which point I was like
Bummer because lessons from Carol Kaye would have been amazing
When you said horns and punk I thought it would be ska before clicking on it based on your description but it’s exactly as you said it. Punk with horns. Damn they figured out a way to make that sound kickass.