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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (January 2011)

This week, we’re taking a look back at the top 10 most popular bass videos from January, 2011, based on the number of views by No Treble readers.

Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses

1. Bach for One Bassist and Two Basses

This is pretty wild… bassist Grzegorz Kosiński performs “Minuet in D minor BWV 990, Anh. 132″ by Johann Sebastian Bach on two basses simultaneously. His basses are a 7-string Conklin Groove Tools (reverb, delay) and 6-string Spector Legend 6 Classic (bass). Grzegorz says, “Applause for Johann Sebastian Bach – the first composer in the history,…

Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo

2. Rick James: 6-String Bass Solo

Maybe he’s not the Rick James you’re thinking of, but this Rick James really lays it down on his 6-string in this bass and drums jam.

14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

3. 14 Year Old Abigail Hartman Performs Cliff Burton’s Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

Abigail Hartman is a 14 year old bassist (and drummer) from California, who surprised us with her tribute performance of Cliff Burton’s “Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)”. Abigail performs the legendary lead bass line on her Daisy Rock Candy White Lightning four string.

Jonny Decker: Slap, Tap, Pluck, Snap Solo Bass Performance

4. Jonny Decker: Slap, Tap, Pluck, Snap Solo Bass Performance

Our friend Nick Huckeby shares this video of bassist Jonny Decker in this extended solo bass performance. Jonny is playing a Peter Hilton bass. Nick writes, “He taps, he picks, he plucks, he snaps, etc. He is just great. Please share his awesomeness with the other No Treble fans.” Happy to do it Nick! Thanks.

Victor Wooten & Anthony Wellington: Dynamics Duet

5. Victor Wooten & Anthony Wellington: Dynamics Duet

Victor Wooten and Anthony Wellington have a long working history, or as Anthony says, he’s the “long time holder of the coveted ’2nd bass’ position in the Victor Wooten Band”. Here’s the bass duo performing a nice piece from Vic’s Groove Workshop DVD.

Todd Matthews: Kashmir, the Double Bass, Live Looping Performance

6. Todd Matthews: Kashmir, the Double Bass, Live Looping Performance

Bassist Todd Matthews gets the Led out with his unique double bass arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s tune “Kashmir”.

Stan Sargeant Live Bass Solo

7. Stan Sargeant Live Bass Solo

During an Al Jarreau tour in 2008, Stan Sargeant takes a solo break and really gets the audience going, before the band kicks in to back him up. The band even throws in a little bit of Weather Report’s “Black Market” at the end.

Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

8. Avishai Cohen Band: Smash (Live)

Here’s Avishai Cohen with his band performing the tune “Smash” live at Blue Note in 2006. Dig the syncopation! Dig the solo!

Jerry Scheff: Elvis Concert Bass Solo

9. Jerry Scheff: Elvis Concert Bass Solo

Here’s a classic clip of bassist Jerry Scheff pouring his soul into a blues solo during a taped performance with Elvis Presley.

Bootsy Collins with James Brown Live (1971)

10. Bootsy Collins with James Brown Live (1971)

Bootsy Collins sent us this video, saying “see 18 yr old Bootsy with James Brown”. The video was shot in April 1971, live in Bologna, Italy.