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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (February 2011)

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

Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers: Tal Wilkenfeld Bass Cover by 13 Year Old Bassist

1. Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers: Tal Wilkenfeld Bass Cover by 13 Year Old Bassist

A bassist who goes by the screen name BassGirl5809 started playing bass after hearing Tal Wilkenfeld. The 13 year old bassist has only played bass for about a year, and is already tackling some tough transcriptions. For this video, BassGirl5809 shares, “I transcribed Tal Wilkenfeld’s entire bass part on Jeff Beck’s ‘Cause We’ve Ended As…

Tal Wilkenfeld and Jeff Beck: Freeway Jam

2. Tal Wilkenfeld and Jeff Beck: Freeway Jam

Here’s a great fan shot video of Tal Wilkenfeld taking a solo during a Jeff Beck concert. Eventually, Beck joins in to help out with the low end… on the same bass. Pretty cool.

Mina Burnside: 14 Year Old Bassist Tackle’s Jaco Pastorius’ “Portrait of Tracy”

3. Mina Burnside: 14 Year Old Bassist Tackle’s Jaco Pastorius’ “Portrait of Tracy”

Mina Burnside is a 14 year old bassist from Nashville who began playing three and a half years ago. In this clip, she takes on a monster of a bass tune: Jaco Pastorius’ “Portrait of Tracy”. We love seeing (and sharing!) the many young players who demonstrate their dedication and willingness to tackle some tough…

Nathan Navarro: Funk Bass

4. Nathan Navarro: Funk Bass

Here’s bassist Nathan Navarro showing some impressive skills while performing one of his own original funk compositions.

The Who: “The Real Me” Live at the Royal Albert Hall

5. The Who: “The Real Me” Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Get ready for 5-plus minutes of John Entwistle greatness.

Derek Frank: Billie Jean

6. Derek Frank: Billie Jean

Derek Frank leads off his bass-only intro for “Billie Jean” in this live performance of the bassist’s arrangement of the Michael Jackson tune. Recorded live in Studio City, CA in September, 2010.

John Paul Jones and the Guitar Wars Band: Red Rooster

7. John Paul Jones and the Guitar Wars Band: Red Rooster

Here’s a fun blues jam from Guitar Wars featuring John Paul Jones on bass. The band also includes Paul Gilbert, Steve Hackett and Nuno Bettencourt.

MeShell Ndegeocello: Satisfy, Live (2000)

8. MeShell Ndegeocello: Satisfy, Live (2000)

MeShell Ndegeocello lays down a nice groove in this live performance of “Satisfy” in 2000. Ndegeocello starts off with her Warwick, offering a nice tone for the tune, before switching to her Fender Jazz and really getting down. She even quotes Hendrix’s “Power of Soul” near the end.

Hadrien Feraud Band: Rumeurs

9. Hadrien Feraud Band: Rumeurs

Hadrien Feraud has a knack for producing some jaw dropping bass lines and live performances, and this one is no exception. Performing “Rumeurs” from his self-titled album, Hadrien Feraud, Feraud leads his band featuring Eric Moore on drums, Michael Lecoq on keyboards and Renaud Gensane on trumpet. Thanks to our Facebook friend Charles Robitaille for…

Les Claypool: “Iowan Gal”, Live Bass Banjo Performance

10. Les Claypool: “Iowan Gal”, Live Bass Banjo Performance

Les Claypool rocks the bass banjo on this live performance of “Iowan Gal”, a tune written for his “wonderous, lovely wife”, Chaney Claypool. “Iowan Gal” is from Claypool’s Of Whales and Woe album.

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