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  • ArchaicArchaic 633 Posts
    Are basslines an African thing?
    Ever heard anyone compare a bassline to the pulse of a heart?
    Ever had an isolated bassline stuck in your head for like years at a time?

  • MjukisMjukis 1,675 Posts
    Drum represents the heartbeat. The bass is the thought, the lion that flies.

  • hogginthefogghogginthefogg 6,098 Posts
    "Welcome to Jamrock" is the new bassline banger of the moment.

    -e



    Banger of the moment: Definitely.

    New: Not so much. It's a Steely & Clevie-produced version from 1983 called "World A Music" made popular by the Ini Kamoze tune of the same name. That's where the "out in the streets, dey call it murdah" part comes from.

    Pre-Hotstepper Ini was


    Now, send me an XL Juelz T-shirt, plaese and thnaks.




    Oh, and no one's mentioned Dennis Edwards "Don't Look Any Further" yet in this thread?

  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts

    Ever heard anyone compare a bassline to the pulse of a heart?


    I've heard people compare music that's in the 120 bpm range to heartrate/pulse because someone who is dancing to a rythym in the 120 bpm range usually has a similar pulse. Almost like you are in sync with the music. This was some raver kid's rational for why house music is so universaly popular.


  • Ever heard anyone compare a bassline to the pulse of a heart?


    I've heard people compare music that's in the 120 bpm range to heartrate/pulse because someone who is dancing to a rythym in the 120 bpm range usually has a similar pulse. Almost like you are in sync with the music. This was some raver kid's rational for why house music is so universaly popular.

    Heard bass compared to the low end sounds heard by a baby in the womb...

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    "Jump Into The Fire" - Nilsson

    everything about this song is amazing.

  • grandpa_shiggrandpa_shig 5,799 Posts
    hi. just one you all might have forgot, but cannot dispute

    masta ace - sittin on chrome

  • Sun_FortuneSun_Fortune 1,374 Posts
    Beatnuts -- Superbad, forget which Serge track that is lifeted from, but Serge has so many bassline killers.
    Lonnie Liston Smith -- Expansions and Shadows
    S.O.U.L. -- Burning Spear
    Gangstarr -- take two and pass
    Michael Carvin Quartet -- The Camel

    Though the best is still Sally got a one track mind. That one stasy in my head for days. Anyon remmeber that video? Hard as hell. Just Diamond driving around making left turns and shit in beautiful black and white photography.

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts
    Co-sign on "Sally" and "Buggin' Out"


    Some of mines:

    Keni Burke: Risn' to the top
    Masta Ace: Jeep Ass Nigguh
    Mantronix: Knowledge Me
    Rakim: Know The Ledge b/w Don't Sweat The Technique
    Miami Bass
    Gill Scott Heron: The Klan
    Brass Construction: Movin'
    Mobb Deep: Drink Away The Pain (even though it's a filter of that Headhunters jernt)
    Sade: Paradise
    Queen: Another one Bites The Dust

  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    Cecil McBee.

  • MjukisMjukis 1,675 Posts
    So obvious that you probably missed them: Billie Jean, Freddie's Dead.

  • grandpa_shiggrandpa_shig 5,799 Posts
    Cecil McBee.

    cosign. dude has some crazy arco stylings.

    also, charlie haden's song for che has a nice bassline where dude sounds like he's playing the bass like a flamenco guitar.

    charles mingus folk form 1, and that mingus joint that gangstar used, cant remember the name but he adds these little flairs of him rubbing the strings on his bass or some shit.

  • Curtis -- Trippin' Out
    Living Colour -- Time's Up
    Beatles -- Everybody's Got Something to Hide
    Funkadelic -- You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Digital -- Humpty Dance!!
    Meters -- Hey Pocky Way, Stay Away


  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts

    S.O.U.L. -- Burning Spear



    Soul by S.O.U.L (also..) superdope bassline, kinda reminds me of some Jimi Hendrix stuff...

  • dayday 9,612 Posts
    The Beatnuts--"Are You Ready" (and of course the Bill Doggett original)
    The Beatnuts--"Yeah, You Get Props"
    Love Unlimited Orchestra--"Strange Games & Things"/EPMD--"Manslaughter"
    Quincy Jones--"Hikky Burr"
    Herbie Hancock--"Watermelon Man" (of course)
    Sylvia Striplin--"You Can't Turn Me Away"


    HUGE co-sign on all of these and whoever said "Dead Prez - Hip Hop" was another good call.

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts






    Rakim: Know The Ledge


    From the Scavenger album, hardcore !!!

  • grandpa_shiggrandpa_shig 5,799 Posts
    ti - rubberband man
    static - birdcall

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts

    Beatles -- Everybody's Got Something to Hide



    My favorite Beatles b-line has to be Flying from the Magical Mystery Tour album...!

  • Cecil McBee.

    cosign. dude has some crazy arco stylings.

    for some reason i thought for the longest time that cecil mcbee was a chick. part of it is the name (gender neutral) perhaps, and part the absence of his picture on most of the albums i own that he played on, but still ...

    DUDE brings the heat, no doubt about that.

  • Young_PhonicsYoung_Phonics 8,041 Posts
    oh wait up....


    Aaliyah: Try Again

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    Buster Williams ! ! !

  • Chuck_HussChuck_Huss 144 Posts
    Tom Browne - "Funkin for Jamaica (NY)"
    D-Train - "You're The One For Me"
    Ronnie Hudson - "West Coast Poplock"
    Kleeer - "Tonight" (I still need this!)
    Manu Dibango - "New Bell"
    Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady"
    Heath Brothers - "Smiling Billy Suite pt II"
    JT the Bigga Figga - "Game Recognize Game"
    Biggie "Hypnotize"/Herb Alpert "Rise"
    Common "Watermelon"
    Dogg Pound - "Big Pimpin"


    Dope Slow Jam basslines:
    Jagged Edge - "Walked out of Heaven" (Trust me, listen to it again!)
    Kieth Sweat - "Make it Last Forever"

    Jaco Pastorius aside, Bob Babbit's solo on "Scorpio" sets the bar for bass solos.

  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    Cecil McBee.

    cosign. dude has some crazy arco stylings.

    for some reason i thought for the longest time that cecil mcbee was a chick. part of it is the name (gender neutral) perhaps, and part the absence of his picture on most of the albums i own that he played on, but still ...

    DUDE brings the heat, no doubt about that.

    Crazy thing.

    There is a japanese accesories-shop/chain/brand called Cecil McBee.

    Weird.

    More basslines... probably every KMD track.

  • upskibooupskiboo 2,396 Posts
    Did anybody mention the one and only greatest electro bASSline ever... ?? no..?

    HASHIM AL-NAAFIYSH (THE SOUL)

  • BigSpliffBigSpliff 3,266 Posts
    Tom Browne - "Funkin for Jamaica (NY)"
    Manu Dibango - "New Bell"
    Biggie "Hypnotize"/Herb Alpert "Rise"

    yeahh... but the Rise bassline is pretty common, seems to crop up on lots of (earlier) 70s stuff.

    There's a million mambo tunes with DOPE basslines (open braek style) but the African shit lasts the most bars in length!




    Listen the bass now, see how it wind up them girl waist?

     

    Also: Comin' Home Baby

     

    Also, Babe Ruth - The Mexican...

    But my favorite bassline (with gun to head) and nomination for best song ever in the history of the universe: DIRTY OLD BOSSANOVA



  • grandpa_shiggrandpa_shig 5,799 Posts
    theme de yoyo - art ensemble of chicago

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts


    Plaese to educate re this LP?

  • deepbrntdeepbrnt 241 Posts
    Keni Burke: Risin' to the top
    D Byrd Wind Parade
    whole first ESG album
    SV Get Dis Money
    Ant Banks.
    Q-Tip Vivrant Thing
    Outkast Wheelz Of Steel
    Sleepy's Theme album
    Bootsy, Zapp.
    Aaliyah Are You That Somebody
    Masta Ace Born To Roll
    Travis Biggs Tibetan Serenity
    Snoop Lets Get Blown beat
    Tom Browne Funkin 4 Jamaica
    Al B Sure Night & Day
    Expansions
    Aquarius dub album
    Lou Deprijck Que Tal America
    Ron Carter, Mingus
    Interpol Obstacle 1 song
    that Dogg Pound song on the Above the Rim soundtrack

    ill stop before I get carried away

  • lucerolucero 425 Posts



    Plaese to educate re this LP?


    something along the lines of quintessenial british guff produced by Alan Hawkshaw of KPM/Mohawks fame, moments of fiyah but also some gawd awful vocals (I don't actually own that one tho )




  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Here are a few not on the list:
    Neal Hefti's Batman Theme which is quoted by Duck Dunn on Sam & Daves Wrap It Up.
    The paino bass line on Makeba'a Pata Pata
    Beatles: She's So Heavy (but Come Together is better).
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