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    Quote Originally Posted by Vern View Post
    Stevie Wonder, not that he played bass, but his songs have some of the funkiest bass lines ever.
    Carol Kaye, probably played on the most #1 hits ever, great session bassist in her time.
    G'day Vern,

    Thanks for posting - your comment about Stevie Wonder not playing bass guitar got me on an internet search. I grew up with Stevie dominating the local radio station. I rememeber a DJ saying that Stevie played every instrument that featured on the album. I found a bass forum and bassmonkeee Sep 13, 2000 wrote this comment...

    Yes, Stevie Wonder can play bass. He was taught by none other than James Jameson when he was known as "Little Stevie Wonder."

    He can play drums, keyboards, harmonica, guitar--you name it. Accessed 10th June 2021 from, Stevie Wonder did he play bass?? | TalkBass.com

    There is also this photograph on the forum disregard the third hand.... trainyourhuman posted on Apr 12, 2000 Stevie Wonder did he play bass?? | TalkBass.com.

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    This is what came to mind when I first saw the thread: Jane's Addiction - Three days - Simple but fantastic opening riff

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    If you're talking about funk the first thing that comes to my mind is Parliament's Dr Funkenstein. That's my default funk bassline when I pick up a bass, not that I'm much good at playing it. Bootsy Collins is a the funk bass master.



    Victor Wooten is the greatest bass player of all time obviously, but he's very aware that skill isn't everything


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionelgee View Post
    G'day Vern,

    Thanks for posting - your comment about Stevie Wonder not playing bass guitar got me on an internet search. I grew up with Stevie dominating the local radio station. I rememeber a DJ saying that Stevie played every instrument that featured on the album. I found a bass forum and bassmonkeee Sep 13, 2000 wrote this comment...

    Yes, Stevie Wonder can play bass. He was taught by none other than James Jameson when he was known as "Little Stevie Wonder."

    He can play drums, keyboards, harmonica, guitar--you name it. Accessed 10th June 2021 from, Stevie Wonder did he play bass?? | TalkBass.com

    There is also this photograph on the forum disregard the third hand.... trainyourhuman posted on Apr 12, 2000 Stevie Wonder did he play bass?? | TalkBass.com.

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    I should have said, not that he played bass on his albums.

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    Don't mind a bit of funk, just don't know any tunes well enough to quote a favourite bass line!

    Years ago I used to car share to work with a bloke who was into funk, blues and jazz.
    Listened to all sorts, from Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius and Herbie Hancock.
    It was all great stuff and I really like it, but apart from a few Herbie Hancock tunes, I couldn't name any of them!

    Another couple of favourite bass lines have come to mind - I Wanna be Adored and Fools Gold by Stone Roses.
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    Hello All,

    Here is a song from 1973 with a pretty good bass accessed 14th June 2021 from, Golden Earring - Radar Love (1973) HD 0815007 - YouTube

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    Joan Armatrading-Drop The Pilot





    Joan Armatrading-Drop The Pilot - YouTube

    My favourite bass lines are simple. This one just has a couple of nice runs in it.
    Love the bass lines in ABBA stuff too.

    I'm a passable guitarist but I also play drums and bass (adequately). I tend to subscribe to the "as simple as possible and as complex as necessary" school, mainly because I have the feel but not the skills. Due to arthritis in the knuckles I moved from guitar to bass about 6 years ago as I couldn't get through a 3 hour gig without handfuls of ibuprofen.

    Another of my all time favs. Nivram

    The Shadows - Nivram - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionelgee View Post
    Hello All,

    Here is a song from 1973 with a pretty good bass accessed 14th June 2021 from, Golden Earring - Radar Love (1973) HD 0815007 - YouTube

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    Another good one from Golden earring is Twilight Zone, Golden Earring - Twilight Zone (HQ) - YouTube

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