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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2005-05-13T22:46:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=12&t=1122 2005-05-13T22:46:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12072#p12072 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass]]> Statistics: Posted by bigdaddy — Fri May 13, 2005 10:46 pm


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2004-08-07T17:15:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12075#p12075 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass- Back to t]]> Statistics: Posted by seanmack — Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:15 pm


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2004-04-30T12:19:33+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12074#p12074 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass- Back to t]]> >and not look back..

...YES!

Costa

Yes, Mr. Sheriff, and that's your wife on the back of my horse.

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2004-04-27T18:27:29+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12073#p12073 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass- Back to t]]>
also, the work of Jerome Arnold on the first Butterfield disk..Sam Lay and Jerome, what a pocket, the hard clang swing of Sam and the less is mo' pocket of Big J..

I don't want to, but maybe I 'll weigh in on the fusion thing...a lot of it has to do with slumming bassists who can't get gigs (umm, seen a lot of fusion gigs lately, bluesboys?)...the ol' "I can play that blueshit" thang..it's been going on for years here in chicago..and it has really changed things..almost to the point where all that awful crappy out of groove horsmanure (did I mention i don't like it much?) way of playing "blues" (and i am NOT a purist btw) as a fusion exercise in slapped triplets has become the friggin norm. Made me put flatwounds on my Pbass years ago and not look back..

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2004-04-25T13:35:52+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12071#p12071 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass]]> Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:35 pm


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2004-04-25T06:32:04+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12070#p12070 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass]]> >happening without stepping all over everything are ALWAYS in
>constant demand.

I'd say that this applies to all musicians, whether bass players, singers, guitarists (ESPECIALLY guitarists) or even (sorry Bob!) harp players.

Playing in a band is a co-operative effort where everyone is working together and the people who forget this mess up the groove for everyone.

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2004-04-24T13:17:58+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12069#p12069 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass]]> Statistics: Posted by barbequebob — Sat Apr 24, 2004 1:17 pm


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2004-04-24T11:45:09+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12068#p12068 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass]]> Statistics: Posted by hot rod juan — Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:45 am


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2004-02-06T16:09:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12067#p12067 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass]]> "Blues is more of a "people music," and more people are going to dance to it far more easily than fusion, which tends to be more of a "musician's music," and let's face it, how many people, unless they're trained in jazz dance or ballet, can dance to it without problems?"

Most crowds I've encountered have problems dancing to anything rhythmic. To quote George Costanza... "It's like the dry heaves set to music."

B-Dub

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2004-02-06T15:47:20+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=12066#p12066 <![CDATA[RE: Essential Blues Bass]]>
Johnny B. Gayden, who played with Albert Collins for several years, is the closest thing to anything a fusion guy is going to enjoy, because during his solos you hear stuff that's closer to that, but unlike most fusion players thrown into a real blues situation, he does know when it's time to shut that stuff up and keep true to the groove, avoiding the thing fusion players outside of playing in a fusion thing too often fail miserably to understand.

Ehrn you're hired to do a particular thing, and this is what the bandleader wants, and then you do something that doesn't fit in, regardless of what you may have thought was really cool to play, clearly you did not do the job you were hired to do and deserved to get your sorry butt fired.

The full time studio pros too often get laughed at by musicians not playing studio gigs because they don't do X, Y, and Z, like some non studio players would say they should do, but even though they usually can outplay many people who brag about how well they do all this stuff, but they're hired to play the stuff that's required and not pull the kind of crap to make themselves stick out, checking their egos at the door, and they're the guys when NOT in the studio are gonna usually be the first to get the call for a gig, and are rarely going to be without a gig for any stretch unless they want it that way.

Blues is more of a "people music," and more people are going to dance to it far more easily than fusion, which tends to be more of a "musician's music," and let's face it, how many people, unless they're trained in jazz dance or ballet, can dance to it without problems?

If this ticks off the fusion oriented guys, so be it, but this is something I've observed in about 30 years of professional playing, and this doesn't just apply only to bass players.

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