Best Bassists Ever
The Contenders: Page 18
Unsure who made this list, but check Mr. Sklar's list of who he has played with, what he has played, what type of music he CAN play. He's amazing!
Obviously the newbies who haven't done any history homework back any further than say 1990 won't know anything of him or the late Bob Babbitt of the Funk Brothers.
Wildman Pete Way influenced many popular bass players, both in musicianship and showmanship (he even persuaded many of us to wear some of the ugliest trousers ever made).
I agree that every generation has their own "heir to the thrown" but this man needs some recognition! He is super solid. Not top ten overall but anyone that can stand between Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger 200 nights a year and improvise w/ them? WTFWTFWTF AMAZING. UMPHREY'S McGEE
Just listen to some MOE! Rebubala, Timmy Tucker, Mexico? Come on
Great bassist in Japan
Dave did so well as a thinking person's sideman as well as for Toto right up to Toto 4
Listen to the late Dan Fogelberg's The Innocent Age for proof of Kenny's prowess
Tom is the bassist for My Morning Jacket. The way him and the drummer blend together is fantastic, they give the band so a strong bass feeling. Also, My Morning Jacket is the best rock band ever, I am a senior citizen so I have heard them all and no one compares to MMJ
Best bassist in the world Just listen to him play and you will understand
Elvis Costello and the Attractions would never have been so tight without him. Just listen to the "Get Happy" album for unassailable evidence.
Astonishingly tight, inventive and technically superb as part of one of the finest bands of their type ever created - the Attractions. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer too. Check out 'Lipstick Vogue' or the album 'This Year's Model' to see what the fuss was about
One hallmark of a great bass player is the ability to identify him/her and his/her style just by hearing them play. Hattler is one of the most unique-sounding bassists of all time.
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