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Prince's best BASS tracks?

Just picked up a bass to noodle on. What are some of Prince's best tracks featuring some tasty bass?

I so far am thinking La, La, La, Hee, Hee Hee (HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE), Calhoon Square, Whats my Name, 777-9311 and oddly enough, Betcha By Golly Wow has some sweet bass.

Any other obvious and not so obvious picks?

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Reply #1 posted 02/23/17 2:22pm

Revolution81

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irresistable Bitch

My fathers got a shotgun...I hope he doesn't use it
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Reply #2 posted 02/23/17 2:28pm

DaveT

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Head ... always gives the sub on my sound system a thorough work out!

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Reply #3 posted 02/23/17 2:36pm

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Let's Work, 777-9311, Uptown, 1=1=1 =3, Jam of The Year, Musicology, etc. etc. too many to name... razz cool

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Reply #4 posted 02/23/17 2:42pm

themend

Space. cool cool
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Reply #5 posted 02/23/17 2:42pm

themend

Oh, and My Name Is Prince cool
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Reply #6 posted 02/23/17 2:54pm

Linda1974

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Forever in My Life....
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Reply #7 posted 02/23/17 3:03pm

RJOrion

Stare
Lets Work
Time
Uptown
Pop Life
2 Nigz United 4 West Compton
Letitgo
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Reply #8 posted 02/23/17 3:05pm

stesa

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Pfunk

What's My Name?

Dreamin' About You

2 Nigs United 4 West Compton (Live)

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Reply #9 posted 02/23/17 3:10pm

bluegangsta

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The Stick
Cloreen Bacon Skin/ Grace/ Irresistable Bitch
1+1+1=3

Head
Sign O The Times
She's Always In My Hair
Cool
Erotic City

Prince's bass compositions were usually very simple, but so very good.

Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #10 posted 02/23/17 3:12pm

rogifan

Alphabet Street
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever đŸ’œ
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Reply #11 posted 02/23/17 3:30pm

RJOrion

Im Yours

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Reply #12 posted 02/23/17 3:53pm

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3121 (3121)

Dance On (Lovesexy)

Splash

Tamborine (Around the World in a Day)

the Dance Electric

Wonderful Ass #1(P-Workit 4) the bass is nasty

Wild & Loose (What Time Is It?)

Get It Up (the Time)

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #13 posted 02/23/17 4:00pm

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rogifan said:

Alphabet Street


Good catch...the Bass is sneaky brilliant in this track. Especially the 12"
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Reply #14 posted 02/23/17 4:22pm

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Emancipation has good bass also.

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Reply #15 posted 02/23/17 7:43pm

motherfunka

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Days of Wild, The Undertaker, The Ride

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #16 posted 02/23/17 7:45pm

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Contoversy

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Reply #17 posted 02/23/17 8:13pm

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RJOrion said:

Stare
Lets Work
Time
Uptown
Pop Life
2 Nigz United 4 West Compton
Letitgo
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Good choices here, especially Let's Work, Pop Life, and the second half of Time. I'll have to revisit Uptown because I don't remember the bass line. I'll add
I'm Yours, Jam of the Year (although I despise that song due to the bad lyrics), and When the Lights Go Down.
"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #18 posted 02/23/17 8:23pm

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DMSR
why in God's name do u wanna make me cry
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Reply #19 posted 02/23/17 8:31pm

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It was only natural that Let's Work would be mentioned. I've only heard recently that Podcastjuice interview of André where he claims to be the original author of that bassline. Apparently it came out during a rehearsal and the next thing he knew Prince had build a whole song around it.

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Reply #20 posted 02/24/17 12:11am

NoOneReally

'Let's Work' comes to mind.

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Reply #21 posted 02/24/17 12:36am

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Shut this down
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Reply #22 posted 02/24/17 1:01am

sharpieheartz

Cloreen Bacon Skin
TIME
D.M.S.R
When Stars Collide - Andy Allo (He played the bass on this track)
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
THE GOLD STANDARD
Black Muse
Pop Life
BOYTROUBLE
FUNKNROLL (PE version)
No more peace and quiet, I wonder Y...
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Reply #23 posted 02/24/17 1:10am

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Time

If I Was Your Girlfriend

If I Love U 2 Nite (his 87 version)

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Reply #24 posted 02/24/17 2:08am

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apart fromtnhe obvious mentioned above I love the bass on Mountains

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Reply #25 posted 02/24/17 2:34am

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jdcxc said:

rogifan said:
Alphabet Street
Good catch...the Bass is sneaky brilliant in this track. Especially the 12"


Definitely a good call. I remember when Prince played this track at the last 2007 O2 aftershow, and stopped the band because the bass line was just too funky. Now that was a bassline!! biggrin

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databank said:

It was only natural that Let's Work would be mentioned. I've only heard recently that Podcastjuice interview of André where he claims to be the original author of that bassline. Apparently it came out during a rehearsal and the next thing he knew Prince had build a whole song around it.


--But Andre was working for Prince and I cannot understand why so many people worked for Prince and never asked for credit for their work. In some cases like Morris Day they took cash in lieu of publishing. Who fault is that?
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laurarichardson said:

databank said:

It was only natural that Let's Work would be mentioned. I've only heard recently that Podcastjuice interview of André where he claims to be the original author of that bassline. Apparently it came out during a rehearsal and the next thing he knew Prince had build a whole song around it.

--But Andre was working for Prince and I cannot understand why so many people worked for Prince and never asked for credit for their work. In some cases like Mirris Day they took cash in lieu of publishing. Who fault is that?

André says he was sort of naive about the business side and considering that every musical idea by everyone was sort of thrown in a collective pot. In any case I don't think he'd have seen himself suing Prince, I mean even if the relationship had become tense those dudes had been like brothers for years, you don't sue your bro.

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Later on things got clearer: Prince had his musicians sign contract basically saying that he was to make the call when any idea that appeared during rehearsal justified a co-writing credit or not.

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Anyway my point wasn't about morality but the historical perspective. It's not my place to say who was right or wrong and I don't really care. But if André came-up with that bassline I'm glad that I know about it and I felt it was worth sharing the info.

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Reply #28 posted 02/24/17 5:27am

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When Doves Cry....oh wait

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databank said:



laurarichardson said:


databank said:

It was only natural that Let's Work would be mentioned. I've only heard recently that Podcastjuice interview of André where he claims to be the original author of that bassline. Apparently it came out during a rehearsal and the next thing he knew Prince had build a whole song around it.



--But Andre was working for Prince and I cannot understand why so many people worked for Prince and never asked for credit for their work. In some cases like Mirris Day they took cash in lieu of publishing. Who fault is that?

André says he was sort of naive about the business side and considering that every musical idea by everyone was sort of thrown in a collective pot. In any case I don't think he'd have seen himself suing Prince, I mean even if the relationship had become tense those dudes had been like brothers for years, you don't sue your bro.


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Later on things got clearer: Prince had his musicians sign contract basically saying that he was to make the call when any idea that appeared during rehearsal justified a co-writing credit or not.


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Anyway my point wasn't about morality but the historical perspective. It's not my place to say who was right or wrong and I don't really care. But if André came-up with that bassline I'm glad that I know about it and I felt it was worth sharing the info.


--I thought that Andre took the same music business classes that Prince took in school. Do you find it interesting that Mortis Day had a recording contract with WB and he never mentions anything about PartyUp because he took his 10K and kept it moving.
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