Rick Danko from The Band and Bob Dylan needs to be on the list. Where is Felix Pappalardi from Mountain? Jack Casady’s four-decade conversation with Jorma Kaukonen in Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna has never been less than eloquent. Where is the late great Mick Karn ? Might have a better chance to honor more fine musicians. Jack is on the list at #23. He shouldn´t be in the list…. Bernard Edwards, Larry Graham and James Jamerson are ranked way too low. no Garry Thain and no John McVie come on . BUT, Prince’s new bassist, Ida Kristine Nielsen of 3rd Eye Girl (and NPG) is the best “newcomer” since Tal Wilkenfeld. To your argument, any list excluding John McVie, in my opinion, is not valid. I have just committed the greatest sin— I have failed to place THE LATE GREAT JACK BRUCE, as one of the best,if not the best Bassist/ Vocalists of all time in the above mentioned list. Lee Sklar at 49? Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, We honor Page as a master of swing bass playing who continues to lay down quarter-notes in our collective memory. Glenn Cornick On the rock side Jack Casady, and Andy Fraser. Jack Casady being omitted is pretty glaring…, Mel Schacher The father of blues bass and one of its greatest composers, Dixon started at Chicago’s Chess Records in the ’40s as a bassist/producer/writer, helping to launch the careers of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Buddy Guy, and playing on Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode. McCartney is the best. Others that should be on the list: Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick, Allan Spenner (many great recordings listen to the Jesus Christ Superstar 1970 album) and Graham Maby from the Joe Jackson Band. Something had to be done on behalf of bass players everywhere. Top five I was a guitar player in a band that had two keyboard players, sometimes two other guitarists, a bass player, and a drummer, four or five singers, and percussion. Roger Waters ahead of Charles Mingus and Bootsy Collins? It’d be a great way to revisit players and albums we haven’t heard in a while. So yes those with a broad range of understanding and experience would would never rank Jaco lower than 2nd. Brother Dan. These five individuals were mostly session bassists that played on tracks behind the scenes during studio recordings.. Jaco Pastorius. We did a two-and-a-half hour show where the music spanned from the early Sixties to the present. Absolutely agree about Ron Carter, what an inventive bassist! A guy you don’t hear much about. I have no doubt he’s a damn good muso but from a complex technical point of view Billy Sheehan or Chris Squire for example would smash him out of the park. LEMMY? Very big and intense. Donald ” Duck” Dunn should have been number 3. That level of melody and inventiveness challenged every bassist after him. Chris Squire (of Yes) is the greatest bass player around and knocks the others into a cocked hat so why on earth is he only No.16?? All a commercially rigged poll! their are so many artists you have not heard of and it shows by not including them. In addition, Kaye has also performed music for TV and film, including the theme for Mission Impossible. Seriously???!!! Perhaps nothing captures his joyous strangeness better than the cult-favorite collaboration Dali’s Car (1984)—with songs like the title track, you might swear that Karn learned to play on another planet. The late DEE MURRAY??!!! May 28, 2014. Prove it!!! The most overlooked bassist has to be Greg Lake. You must be kidding. No such list is ever going to please everyone, and yours is no exception: for Honorable Mention, I’d like to nominate Moby Grapes’ Bob Mosely … Lee Sklar … Ross Valory … The Gin Blossoms’ Bill Leen … John Deacon … Chas Chandler … Rick Huxley … and John McVie (I’ll never forget browsing a record store in Seattle in the early 80’s and the sound system started playing “Rhiannon” … first came ten seconds of intro … then Mick and John joined in, heralded by John’s powerful and lilting bass line. Just listen to Rio. How can anyone say Sting is a better bass player than Roger Glover? You will have to wait a long time before the next one comes around. LES CLAYPOOL could play the music of every other bassist on this. Rainey credits the 16th-note pulse of New York City drummers as the ingredient that set him apart from his peers in other cities’ classic rhythm sections. Sign in. More than any other bassist, Brown outlined his unmistakable style with flawless time and intonation, combined with an affinity for blues and bebop, setting a high standard for straightahead jazz playing. Missing: Peter Overend Watts by Mott The Hoople, Gene Simmons by Kiss, Trevor Bolder by Spiders from Mars, Raf Benson by Latoscuro, Faso by Elio e le storie Tese, And many others. Over the companies 50+ year history, we’re proud to be working with talent spanning a huge range of genres showing that there really is an Orange for every musician. Source(s): list famous dead bass guitar players: https://shortly.im/ihGNF. Just sayin’.. mark king 25, jj burnel 46 come on people what the hell is Mcartney doing in the top ten?????? Felix Pappalardi inspired me to pick up the bass. What a farce this list is. The Chicago native credits such mentors as his brother Maurice, Charles Stepney, and especially Chess session bass ace (and later EWF trombonist) Louis Satterfield, but Verdine is the true shining star. This web site for Christian guitarists and bassists contains guitar and bass tablature from hundreds of Christian bands and artists. Couldn’t agree more! And I’m disappointed that I didn’t make the list , And, of course completely forgotten, on Number 1A: Robbie Shakespeare! The rest of the list needs a serious re-shuffle. 4.) When he was asked to play electric bass on a 1964 session, Jack Bruce immediately recognized the instrument’s potential. Peter “Mars” Cowling could teach ’em all. Everyone can name a few of the most famous bassists in history off the top of their head, but the five exquisite bass guitar players I am focusing on today are some of the best that you have probably never heard of.. Jack Bruce I am familiar with and generally I’ve been impressed with what little Cream I have heard. Guitar Player Magazine described him as “the most widely used session bassist of our time”. His music left deafening echoes in a thousand other bands in the following decades, thrilling some, angering others, and disturbing everything — like art is supposed to do.” He´s my number one, Jack Casady is clearly missing, and he should be high ranked. John Myung from Dream Theater, Billy Sheehan from Steve Vai’s Band, and Stu Hamm.. Who makes up these list? He would still be on this list, I think, without being in the Beatles, and probably be regarded better as a pure player. We shy away from big lists because they’re time consuming, and we don’t really think of the folks we cover in a 'Top 100' kind of way. Think we’ve missed anyone off our list of the best bassists of all time? Also, Jack Bruce at #8??? Nice to see him make the list but should be way up there! Unbelievable! find it hard to believe that Noel Redding not there, nice to see Flea as high up. I know this is just me being picky, but I would put Claypool number 2, his creativity and mastery of all things bass make it simple. It was easier to hear at the higher rpm. I’m sure there are many other awesome bass player out there and everyone has their favorites or opinions on who falls where in the list. Put Tal Wilkerson on that list, too. highly underated i think glad to see you noticed. Let’s give some love to Jimmy Smith and Jack Mcduff while we’re at it. George and Ringo agreed too and they were right there. ” Blues. But as ’90s TOP drummer Herman Matthews told BP, “Without Rocco, Tower is just another horn band.". You are missing Calvin ‘Fuzzy’ Samuel of Manassas and CSNY and more. Tal Wilkenfeld. This is a joke. I can’t believe you overlooked James Dewar. So Les Claypool… I understand 6th is up there in a list of 50 but, come on below Flea? I’ve seen many on this list live. What about the bong rattling bass of Mel scacher from grand funk railroad. Leroy “Slam” Stewart (1914–1987) boasted a career as a solid rhythm section bassist, a popular singing talent, a movie personality, and an innovator of jazz bowing on the double bass. Jack Bruce should be Higher on the list, and Felix Pappalardi from Mountain, who also Produced Cream, should be right there also! A diligent and discerning advocate for the art and craft of bass playing, Casady drew from classical music, Jelly Roll Morton, Mingus, and Eddie Condon to master the finer points of creating musical bass lines, incorporating dynamics, and especially shaping tone. Kim Gordon’s instantly recognisable bass sound was one of three equal reasons why Sonic Youth were among the most innovative guitar bands of the past few decades. In BP’s September 2002 cover retrospective, the late Entwistle was recalled telling Guitar Player in 1989, “I’ve never considered myself to be a proper bass player. To carry those songs with all that Emerson and Palmer had going on around him. I do think Victor Wooten and others are too far down. I have seen the man play, and if others put him at 51 or 151, it matters not, he was a fine musician, and if you enjoy the Who music, he is just one of the reasons that cause you to enjoy them. Jokers…. Where’s John Lodge of The Moody Blues? Cliff Burton The first lady of bass is a pioneering legend both as a performer and educator. John Paul Jones 2nd???? Too many omissions to take seriously to be honest. though not as good as he was.. The late,great, Peter Mars Cowling, Dieter Horns{Lucifers Friend}, Greg Lake, Dave Myles{Max Webster}, Martin Turner{Wishbone Ash},Charlie Tumahai{Be Bop Deluxe},Kasim Sultan{Utopia}, Doni Harvey,Jerome Rimson{Automatic Man}, Steve Fossen{Heart}, John McVie {Fleetwood Mac}, Steve Priest{Sweet}. Look up some of her gigs with Jeff Beck … she’s a phenomenal bass player! surely someone must have heard of Paul Samwell Smith…Noel Redding deserves more notice..anyone heard of Bill Black..rings a rockabilly bell..and Willy Dixon deserves to be higher. Chirs Squire’s basslines in Yes were full of melodic imagination, and often the song’s main instrumental hook (see ‘Roundabout’. Notice much lower on the list you have some very professionally oriented bassists like Mike Rutherford, not to speak of Pino Palladino a little higher up, buried, and very distinct, enjoyable bassists like Tina Weymouth as well. NHØP (1946–2005) took Ray Brown’s style and technique to dizzying heights. They are both pure masters of their craft and not even listed. How about Fernando Saunders who played lead bass (no other way to describe it) with Lou Reed’s band? When playing the guitar for The Beatles, he usually used an Epiphone Casino, and as a solo artist, he often favored a Gibson Les Paul. Mike Dirnt! ” Pop He could not only play it all but he created the hooks you heard all of those other guys use when they took it out on the road. Perfect example: his strap-on wooden extensions called 'funk fingers,' which evolved from drummer Jerry Marotta banging on Levin’s strings for Gabriel’s smash hit Big Time (1986). Definitely Joe Osborne ……………. He solidified Chicago’s rhythm section. 5. She was one hot chick in the 1970s. Are you serious…John Entwhistle overated……have you listened to the original Quadraphenia. Dominic da Piazza and Ransome Knowling both sing for me, but the man who has utterly redefined the modern form of the instrument is Barry Guy. Cliff Burton and Steve Harris better than Tony Levin, Phil Lynott and Billy Sheehan…? And Roger Waters at #13? The most important and influential bass guitarist in the 66-year history of the Fender Precision he... 2. He was a well-known soloist, chamber musician and the principal bassoonist in the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. And yet he struggles to hold down a place in the mid reaches! No Jack Casady? Bass driven, man. Charles Edward "Charlie" Haden (August 6, 1937 – July 11, 2014) was an American jazz double bass player, known for his long association with… Edgar Meyer 68,773 listeners They may not be as flashy as the guitarist or frontman, but they’re equally important in helping create their sound. One change was running through a couple of effects units. Carol Kaye 35 ? Moving to a flatwound-strung Fender Precision and a fingerstyle technique rife with thumb-plucks, he connected with D’Angelo and sat way back in the pocket, setting the standard for neo-soul and hip-hop bottom. His range of interests encompasses early music, contemporary composition, jazz and improvisation, and he... more on Wikipedia 9 Shulman Brother. Alex Webster-Cannibal Corpse Phelix Paplardi,, outstanding bass man with one of the few 3 piece giants Mountain and producer for Cream. Where’s Les Claypool from Primus and Mushroom Head?!!! INVALID LIST. Uh, George Porter should be in there. Added 10 years ago by C.I. and the other one is Pedro Aznar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xKfAjUggeE. Not my favorite Floyd, but Roger Waters’ Money stands the test of time. – for those of you in the UK, Dalton and Rodford still are Active in the Kast-off Kinks. The 21 studio discs and 11 live albums bearing Geddy’s singular voice and signature bass tone have garnered seven Grammy nominations and an estimated 40 million sales since 1976. Nathaniel Phillips, Doug Wimbish. This world-class sideman (Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince) and his MTD 6-string personifies the swagger and tone of current gospel—and by extension, the sound of modern pop and R&B. 2. You missed Mel Schacher (Grand Funk), who ruled the bottom end… and Chris Squire at #15? 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