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04-21-2010, 06:23 AM
Wow! What a topic!:respec:
Ok, my favourites:

1.Gary Thain - Uriah Heep - just a genius
2.Geezer Butler - Black Sabbath
3.Roger Glover - Deep Purple
4.Glenn Hughes - Deep Purple

and in no particular order:
Steve Priest - Sweet
Pete Agnew - Nazareth
Roger Waters - Pink Floyd
John Deacon - Queen
Neil Murray - Black Sabbath, Whitesnake
Bob Daisley - Rainbow, Uriah Heep
Trevor Bolder - Uriah Heep
John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin

Jot the Dot Dot
04-21-2010, 06:27 AM
John Lodge of The Moody Blues.

04-21-2010, 08:18 AM
The one from Level 42 Mark something.

Jot the Dot Dot
04-21-2010, 08:20 AM
The one from Level 42 Mark something.

Mark King.

04-21-2010, 11:10 AM
Stanley Clarke
John Pattitucci
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)

04-21-2010, 12:11 PM
Roger Waters - Pink Floyd
John Deacon - Queen

:respec: and...
Duff McKagan - Guns N' Roses
Tom Hamilton - Aerosmith
Mike Porcaro -Toto
Rick Savage - Def Leppard
Jean-Paul Roy - Noir Désir
Melissa Auf Der Maur - Hole, Smashing Pumpkins
Jeff Ament - Green River, Mother Love Bone, Pearl jam
Michael Anthony - Van Halen
Martin Glover (Youth) - Killing Joke
Corine Mariennau - Téléphone
Mike Rutherford - Genesis, Mike and the Mechanics

04-21-2010, 01:20 PM

Avid Lurker
04-21-2010, 02:21 PM
John Entwistle from the Who.

04-21-2010, 02:32 PM

I would add Flea, Bootsy Collins, Mike Watt (the Minutemen, fIREHOSE), and Sara Lee (from Gang of Four and the B-52s), Bernard Edwards (Chic...think the bass line from "Good Times"), many more....I love the bass

Yes, Bernard Edwards! I was trying hard last night to remember the name of that band, and yes, I totally agree.

04-21-2010, 04:59 PM
So little love for Macca? ;)

I'd have to add John McVie to the list, if not just for the bass line in the middle of "The Chain."

04-21-2010, 05:57 PM
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)
Meshell Ndegeocello
Suzi Quatro
Aimee Mann ('Til Tuesday)
Micki Steele (The Bangles)
Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's)

And I loved Janice Marie Johnson's work on "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (by A Taste Of Honey).

I've always loved Bernard Edwards work and I love the (too short) bass solo in Rod Stewart's "Hot Legs". :respec:

Great thread, by the way. Who knew so many men also played bass??? ;)

04-21-2010, 10:47 PM
Only one other mention of Victor Wooten? The guy is phenomenal!

Stand-up bassist who can play darn near anything (and could probably do it on electric bass, too): Edgar Meyer.

04-21-2010, 11:08 PM
So little love for Macca?


It might be because he's played a lot of guitar since he left the Beatles?

04-22-2010, 11:03 AM
Only one other mention of Victor Wooten? The guy is phenomenal!
Oh yes!! Absolutely the best unknown bassist out there.

04-22-2010, 11:56 AM
John Entwistle and Noel Redding, already mentioned in the thread.

ETA: Entwistle's work on "The Real Me" is some of the most exciting bass work ever. :swoon:

Jack Casady, particularly in Hot Tuna. His subtle but sort of deeply driving work on Water Song still gives me chills whenever I listen to it.

Stanley Clarke, on the jazz side.