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  posted on 9/8/2016 at 01:03 PM
Feel free to discuss....or argue about this absurd ranking:

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/the-50-greatest-bass-players


 
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  posted on 9/8/2016 at 01:45 PM

 

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  posted on 9/8/2016 at 02:34 PM
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36. Tina Weymouth


What the actual eff? In front of:

Donald 'Duck' Dunn
Nathan East
Louis Johnson
Roger Glover
Berry Oakley

Ummm...the list is rather solid. The ranking order is...

 

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  posted on 9/8/2016 at 03:24 PM
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The ranking order is...

Off bass?

 

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  posted on 9/8/2016 at 03:42 PM
Most of the people who vote on these "polls" would not know a great bass player if he/she bit them on the a$$.
 

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  posted on 9/8/2016 at 03:56 PM
I like how in their playlist of the best example of Berry's bass playing they choose "Ramblin' Man" and not "Whipping Post".

A lot of the people that I would put on my top bassists list are in this poll, but the order is questionable.

Off the top of my head they are missing:

James Jamerson
George Porter
Oteil Burbridge
Willie Weeks
Jack Cassidy
Noel Redding
Billy Cox
Alphonso Johnson
Conrad Lozano from Los Lobos
RoccoPrestia from Tower Of Power

If the list was background vocals by a bassist then Michael Anthony. :-)




[Edited on 9/8/2016 by WarEagleRK]

 

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  posted on 9/9/2016 at 03:24 AM
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Off the top of my head they are missing:

James Jamerson



Look again.


 

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  posted on 9/9/2016 at 05:53 AM
i'm surprised to see Roger Waters listed so high - above Chris Squire.

Waters is a great songwriter, and his basslines play important roles in the songs, but they rarely strike me as remarkable playing. I guess you could make the Ringo argument, that his basslines are perfectly matched to serve the song and thus are highly musical and worthy of praise. Maybe I'll re-listen to consider this one.

 

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  posted on 9/9/2016 at 07:38 AM
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Off the top of my head they are missing:

James Jamerson



Look again.




Missed that one. Well the list is slightly better now.

 

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  posted on 9/9/2016 at 07:39 AM
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i'm surprised to see Roger Waters listed so high - above Chris Squire.

Waters is a great songwriter, and his basslines play important roles in the songs, but they rarely strike me as remarkable playing. I guess you could make the Ringo argument, that his basslines are perfectly matched to serve the song and thus are highly musical and worthy of praise. Maybe I'll re-listen to consider this one.


I wonder if it was name recognition and the bass line from "Money" being so iconic?

 

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  posted on 9/9/2016 at 07:50 AM
These lists are always a waste of time. With an exception or 2, the top 5 ... gotta be a joke!

Oteil not on the list? This list is garbage!

 

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  posted on 9/9/2016 at 01:05 PM
at least Randy Jackson didn't make the list

 

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  posted on 9/10/2016 at 06:52 AM
I really don't get to bent on lists or rankings or whatever, but how you could not have Chris Squire in the top 5 is inconceivable.

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  posted on 9/10/2016 at 01:10 PM
If Jack Casady isn't on the list I won't bother looking at it. The man wrote the book on freestyle bass.
 

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  posted on 9/12/2016 at 10:17 AM
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If Jack Casady isn't on the list I won't bother looking at it. The man wrote the book on freestyle bass.


agree on Jack.

a great oversight was skipping one of the most innovative and versatile players of all time-Rick Danko.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2016 at 06:07 PM
James Jamerson should be One or Two.

 

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