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Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by rimmry, Jul 21, 2014.
Bill Wyman, Aston "Family Man" Barrett and Jack Bruce.
My favorite list so far!
Honorable mention: Lemmy
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Willie Weeks over James Jamerson for Soul / R&B.
Nick Beggs over Tony Levin for Progressive.
Roscoe Beck over Tommy Shannon for Blues and Rock.
Love 'em all.
Somebody going to total these up???
It's pretty arrogant, but actually my favorite bassist is me.
John Paul Jones
George Porter Jr
too many to count, really
That's easy for me...
Another influential and often overlooked bassist : Floyd Pepper.
If I get to choose a fourth,
A lot of folks including Bill Wyman on their lists, and a few also picking Ron Wood. The ironic thing is if they are basing their opinion on bass playing on Stones records recorded after the mid 70's; then they are voting for the same guy. This was supposedly an unspoken gripe of Wyman's that contributed to his eventual departure from the group. Wood played the lion's share of the bass in the studio because Keef found it moved things along quicker. Wyman could play as well as anyone, certainly as well as Ron Wood. That wasn't the problem. Wyman always had ideas and wanted input into the songwriting process. Keith was already fighting Mick, and didn't have the energy to fight Wyman too. Woodie understood what Keith wanted, and played it. That was the difference.
I suppose mine would be Wooten, Lesh and Claypool although it's hard for me to leave Gallup off the list.
John Paul Jones