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Thread started 12/23/16 12:20pm

HardcoreJollie
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Top 10 Bass Player Rankings Released

  1. Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone/Graham Central Station)
  2. Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic/Bootsy’s Rubber Band)
  3. Verdine White (Earth, Wind and Fire)

Who would you place on top?

See the whole list here:

http://funknstuff.net/mus...-rankings/

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #1 posted 12/23/16 12:22pm

Graycap23

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Bootsy.....baby.

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Reply #2 posted 12/23/16 12:29pm

Shaolin325

Happy to see Mark Adams get some love! He's the tipping point in my Slave vs Cameo argument. Cameo has quite a bit more hits, but Mark gave Slave that "down and dirty" sound that I love!

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Reply #3 posted 12/23/16 4:20pm

HuMpThAnG

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No James Jamerson? confused

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Reply #4 posted 12/23/16 6:55pm

RJOrion

1. James Jamerson (Motown)

2. Verdine White

3. Mark Adams (Slave)

4. Bootsy Collins

5. Mononeon (only reason he isnt higher, is because he's new)

6. Bernard Edwards (Chic)

7. Larry Graham

i know he's gifted, but im not really into Jaco Pastorious

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Reply #5 posted 12/23/16 7:00pm

RJOrion

Shaolin325 said:

Happy to see Mark Adams get some love! He's the tipping point in my Slave vs Cameo argument. Cameo has quite a bit more hits, but Mark gave Slave that "down and dirty" sound that I love! .

i LOVE both those bands, but Cameo is not on Slave's level...hell no...

Cameo may have had a few more radio hits, but Slave's albums were MUCH better...

and the talents of Steve Arrington and Mark Adams are unmatched by ANYONE in Cameo...

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Reply #6 posted 12/24/16 12:13am

NorthC

Larry Graham
Bootsy Collins
Marcus Miller
Stanley Clarke
Flea (RHCP)
Wizzard (Mothers Finest)
[Edited 12/24/16 0:14am]
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Reply #7 posted 12/24/16 12:16am

MoBettaBliss

HuMpThAnG said:

No James Jamerson? confused



apart from this ^ glaring omission... i've seem worse lists

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Reply #8 posted 12/24/16 10:35am

Shaolin325

RJOrion said:



Shaolin325 said:


Happy to see Mark Adams get some love! He's the tipping point in my Slave vs Cameo argument. Cameo has quite a bit more hits, but Mark gave Slave that "down and dirty" sound that I love! .



i LOVE both those bands, but Cameo is not on Slave's level...hell no...



Cameo may have had a few more radio hits, but Slave's albums were MUCH better...



and the talents of Steve Arrington and Mark Adams are unmatched by ANYONE in Cameo...





There was a Slave vs Cameo thread on here once, I was one of only a few that chose Slave! Like you said Slave didn't have the radio hits, but their albums were hot!
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Reply #9 posted 12/26/16 8:43am

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Also dig Marvin Isley and Marcus Miller.
If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #10 posted 12/26/16 10:31am

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HuMpThAnG said:

No James Jamerson? confused

Jamerson was to a sense, pre-funk.

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Reply #11 posted 12/26/16 2:13pm

madhattter

NorthC said:

Larry Graham
Bootsy Collins
Marcus Miller
Stanley Clarke
Flea (RHCP)
Wizzard (Mothers Finest)
[Edited 12/24/16 0:14am]

Wizzard is quite under rated!
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Reply #12 posted 12/26/16 6:12pm

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Louis Johnson is number 1 in my book. He took Larry Graham's slap style
(whom developed it into an art form)and turned it into an institution and he
owned it. You can hear the thumping and plucking on all the Brothers Johnson
records and a lot of Quincy Jones produced stuff. Don't know if I seen or heard anyone attack the bass like Loius.
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #13 posted 12/27/16 2:55am

bigbrother

Victor Wooten kicks all of their asses! The guy's rhythmic sense and subtlety is impeccable.
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Reply #14 posted 12/27/16 7:34am

RJOrion

bigbrother said:

Victor Wooten kicks all of their asses! The guy's rhythmic sense and subtlety is impeccable.



i had seen his name before, but never checked out his work until this week...he's definitely super talented, but in all the clips i see, he always seems like he's doing too much...lots of showy acrobatic slapping and plucking and rumbling...ive never seen him fall into a deep pocket and stay there (not saying he cant or doesnt, just havent witnessed it), like i hear it with rhythm masters like Marcus Miller, Bootsy, or Verdine White...even Mononeon has a busy playing style, but he still keeps the pocket clean and funky...
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Reply #15 posted 12/27/16 7:44am

RJOrion

phunkdaddy said:

Louis Johnson is number 1 in my book. He took Larry Graham's slap style
(whom developed it into an art form)and turned it into an institution and he
owned it. You can hear the thumping and plucking on all the Brothers Johnson
records and a lot of Quincy Jones produced stuff. Don't know if I seen or heard anyone attack the bass like Loius.



i forgot about Louis Johnson...you got me listening to their classic lp "Right On Time", right now...youre so right...his style is Larry Graham on steroids...especially on Never Leave You Lonely and Right On Time
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Reply #16 posted 12/27/16 9:51am

HardcoreJollie
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Doug Wimbush is another one deserving some props.

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #17 posted 12/27/16 11:14am

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No Prince? What is wrong with you alll?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #18 posted 12/27/16 11:14am

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Prince is the best bass player ever. No debate.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 12/27/16 11:15am

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Jaco?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #20 posted 12/27/16 12:27pm

MotownSubdivis
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phunkdaddy said:

Louis Johnson is number 1 in my book. He took Larry Graham's slap style
(whom developed it into an art form)and turned it into an institution and he
owned it. You can hear the thumping and plucking on all the Brothers Johnson
records and a lot of Quincy Jones produced stuff. Don't know if I seen or heard anyone attack the bass like Loius.
I second this though he's the one I'm most familiar with.
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Reply #21 posted 12/27/16 4:50pm

phunkdaddy

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RJOrion said:

phunkdaddy said:

Louis Johnson is number 1 in my book. He took Larry Graham's slap style
(whom developed it into an art form)and turned it into an institution and he
owned it. You can hear the thumping and plucking on all the Brothers Johnson
records and a lot of Quincy Jones produced stuff. Don't know if I seen or heard anyone attack the bass like Loius.



i forgot about Louis Johnson...you got me listening to their classic lp "Right On Time", right now...youre so right...his style is Larry Graham on steroids...especially on Never Leave You Lonely and Right On Time


I like that
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He kill that bass on Ain't We Funkin Now, Streetwave, Land of Ladies, and Welcome To The Club which he sings lead vocals on.
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #22 posted 12/28/16 1:49am

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I just last week discovered a band called Vulfpeck and the bass player is one of the best I've ever heard.

Joe Dart- check him out:


[Edited 12/28/16 1:56am]

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Reply #23 posted 12/28/16 6:12am

RJOrion

DakutiusMaximus said:

I just last week discovered a band called Vulfpeck and the bass player is one of the best I've ever heard.

Joe Dart- check him out:








[Edited 12/28/16 1:56am]



i just found about them too...they got a joint called "First Place" thats getting plenty rotations in my crib/car
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Reply #24 posted 01/13/17 12:15pm

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Want to update everyone that this book is now available in hardcopy, which is something lots of people requested. You'll also notice a new cover and there are some other additions inside too, like a Funk Final Exam at the end. As well, the eBook version has had its price reduced.

Please enjoy and pass the word!

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GET EVERYTHING IS ON THE ONE HERE!

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #25 posted 01/14/17 3:19am

DaveT

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www.filmsfilmsfilms.co.uk - The internet's best movie site!
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Reply #26 posted 01/14/17 2:43pm

woogiebear

Replace Flea & Les Claypool w/Aaron Mills (Cameo) & Cordell "Boogie" Mosson (Parliament/Funkadelic)< and I can live w/this list!!!!

cool cool cool cool

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Reply #27 posted 01/15/17 12:14pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Prince is the best bass player ever. No debate.

you're right....because he isn't lol

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