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2013-01-29 10:01:24 AM  
Carol Kaye, is that you?
 
2013-01-29 10:10:43 AM  
John Entwisle?
 
2013-01-29 10:18:44 AM  
came for carol kaye reference, left satisfied.
 
2013-01-29 10:28:45 AM  
The Funk Brothers is arguably the most-heard anonymous band in music.
 
2013-01-29 10:30:29 AM  
Geddy Lee?
 
2013-01-29 10:32:45 AM  
Victor Wooten?
 
2013-01-29 10:36:26 AM  

Bob_Laublaw: The Funk Brothers is arguably the most-heard anonymous band in music.


You can stay. The rest...LAWN. OFF. NOW.
 
2013-01-29 10:39:38 AM  
Jaco Pastorius?
 
2013-01-29 10:41:01 AM  
Les Claypool?
 
2013-01-29 10:42:55 AM  

Vodka Zombie: Victor Wooten?


This.  But, some of us cracker-asses have indeed heard his name.
 
2013-01-29 10:54:56 AM  

Vodka Zombie: Victor Wooten?


That was my first thought.
 
2013-01-29 10:56:31 AM  
Relevant.

Go rent it. Do it now.
 
2013-01-29 11:03:16 AM  
Mel Schacher?
 
2013-01-29 11:09:43 AM  
There is no greatest bass player of all time.  There isn't even a greatest bass player of all time up to this point.

Silly trollmitter.
 
2013-01-29 11:09:50 AM  
Wrong, Charlie Mingus' birthday was January 5th.
 
2013-01-29 11:16:52 AM  
Stuart Hamm or Brian Bromberg?
 
2013-01-29 11:19:19 AM  
 
2013-01-29 11:20:39 AM  
cdn.stereogum.com
Frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-01-29 11:23:15 AM  
Rest in Peace, Cliff Burton?
 
2013-01-29 11:24:19 AM  
That's not James Jame...no wait, it is.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-29 11:27:48 AM  
Bootsy Collins?
 
2013-01-29 11:31:34 AM  
No, Milt Hinton was born in December.
 
2013-01-29 11:33:39 AM  
Bobby Dall?
 
2013-01-29 11:36:07 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: There is no greatest bass player of all time.  There isn't even a greatest bass player of all time up to this point.

Silly trollmitter.


I think its safe to say he is the most underrated bass player of all time.  He played on more number one hits than anyone else in history, IIRC.  More than the Beatles; more than anyone.

Most notable bass players put him at the top of lists of their formative influences, including most bassists who would make other "top bassists" lists like McCartney, Prince, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, Bootsie Collins or my personal favorite Meshell N'Degeocello.

And yet he was uncredited on most (or all) Motown releases, and he died bitter, broke and basically unable to get a gig because of changing styles, or lack of recognition, or both.

So "best ever"?  Perhaps a silly question, because its subjective.  "Most underrated ever"?  Its hard to argue otherwise.

/Not  Subby
 
2013-01-29 11:36:19 AM  
Stanley Clarke?
 
2013-01-29 11:42:43 AM  
There are a number of bassists that contend for "greatest". Jamerson is on the list. My favorite bass line/solo comes from a live recording by Donny Hathaway.

Willie Weeks, y'all:

Everything is Everything
 
2013-01-29 11:44:58 AM  

Gonz: Jaco Pastorius?


That was my thought.
 
2013-01-29 11:45:22 AM  

Gonz: Jaco Pastorius?


Done in one... As in the one and only...
 
2013-01-29 11:47:45 AM  
Rick Clunn?
 
2013-01-29 11:54:04 AM  
 
2013-01-29 12:15:01 PM  

MilesTeg: Bootsy Collins?


a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com

\damn straight
 
2013-01-29 12:15:56 PM  

Snapper Carr: Wrong, Charlie Mingus' birthday was January 5th.


Died then, April 22 is his birthday.

/but this.
 
2013-01-29 12:19:20 PM  
Bill MacCormack is so good on this they had to take a picture of his bas....
www.801live.com
 
2013-01-29 12:44:49 PM  
Hmm, if you call "great" playing the same note over and over like a rapper saying the same words over and over, yes...he was great. Sounds like a crappier version of most BB King riffs. Same shiat, over and over. Boring and no talent. Definitely not "the best ever". Not even close.
 
2013-01-29 12:45:43 PM  
taking notes from the cobain/van halen thread, I see.

watch your catch limits, subby.
 
2013-01-29 12:46:46 PM  
Link

/would like a word with subtard.
 
2013-01-29 12:46:47 PM  
I won't argue that the guy wasn't a great bass player, but I would like to say that 3:28 of a single still picture with the fake projector scratches does not make it a "video".
 
2013-01-29 12:58:14 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Hmm, if you call "great" playing the same note over and over like a rapper saying the same words over and over, yes...he was great


That was not the same note over and over.


Have you ever checked to see if you suffer from this? I'm being serious.

 
2013-01-29 01:18:36 PM  
Sorry. You missed it by 12 days. Andy Rourke's birthday was January 17.
 
2013-01-29 01:55:13 PM  
That doesn't look like Jaco Pastorius to me.
 
2013-01-29 02:00:40 PM  
I know his name. It is Michael Anthony, and he can play an incredible 8 notes in every single measure -- twice as many as the measure was designed for.
 
2013-01-29 02:02:11 PM  
that was a horrible example of his talents. sounded like a high school scales session. but he is one the greats, that was just a bad highlighting of him.
 
2013-01-29 02:23:53 PM  
Chris Squire?
 
2013-01-29 02:27:19 PM  
Juan Nelson

Link
 
2013-01-29 02:31:24 PM  

Uzzah: I know his name. It is Michael Anthony, and he can play an incredible 8 notes in every single measure -- twice as many as the measure was designed for.


If I could funny your post 10 more times, I would do so.
 
2013-01-29 02:40:04 PM  

naughtyrev: Gonz: Jaco Pastorius?

That was my thought.


And my second thought.
Knew it was gonna be Jamerson because of the 'cracker-ass' insult.
 
Bf+
2013-01-29 02:52:15 PM  
Jimmy Smith?
/Kinda hard to hear on this one, but I saw them in concert, and Jimmy played with every band there... and rocked.
 
2013-01-29 03:29:00 PM  
Wait, it's not Randy Jackson?
 
2013-01-29 03:36:55 PM  
Derek Smalls?
 
2013-01-29 04:00:19 PM  

Uzzah: I know his name. It is Michael Anthony, and he can play an incredible 8 notes in every single measure -- twice as many as the measure was designed for.


Got to keep the left hand free to hold the Jack Daniels bottle.
 
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