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Top 10 Rhythm and Blues Bass Performances

Note: stay tuned over the coming months each of these “plain” lists is replaced with a full blog post with commentary on the items on the list (and, in some cases, the items that didn’t make the cut).

  1. James Jamerson: “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye
  2. Willie Weeks: “Everything is Everything” by Donny Hathaway
  3. Donald “Duck” Dunn: “Wrap It Up” by Sam and Dave
  4. Larry Graham: “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)” by Sly and the Family Stone
  5. Ernie Isley: “It’s Your Thing” by the Isley Brothers
  6. Bob Babbitt: “Cool Jerk” by the Capitols
  7. Jerry Jemott: “Think” by Aretha Franklin
  8. Bootsy Collins: “Give Up the Funk” by Parliament
  9. Chuck Rainey: “Rock Steady” by Aretha Franklin
  10. Bernard Edwards: “Good Times” by Chic

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  1. rick

     /  August 9, 2012

    what about verdine white street corner synphony

  2. verdine is super-bad of course. too bad i can’t make a top 10 list with 20 people in it!

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