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Top 10: The Best Bass Videos (March 2011)

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

The Pink Panther: Solo Bass Performance

1. The Pink Panther: Solo Bass Performance

Pablo Motyczak, a bassist from Argentina who goes by the screen name “Motyx” blew us away with his take on Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme.

Esperanza Spalding and Bobby McFerrin Duet at Grammys

2. Esperanza Spalding and Bobby McFerrin Duet at Grammys

Here’s an electrifying clip of Best New Artist Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding with vocal phenom Bobby McFerrin performing at the Grammy pre-telecast ceremony, which they co-hosted. Esperanza’s playing is a great mix of jazzy and funky, and McFerrin deserves bonus points for picking up the bass line while she takes a solo halfway through.

Marvin Gaye & James Jamerson: “What’s Going On” Isolated Vocals and Bass

3. Marvin Gaye & James Jamerson: “What’s Going On” Isolated Vocals and Bass

Here’s a new take on Marvin Gaye’s hit “What’s Going On” the way we like it: with James Jamerson‘s bass line loud and clear in this isolated track.

Junior Ribeiro Braguinha: Groove!

4. Junior Ribeiro Braguinha: Groove!

Bassist Junior Ribeiro Braguinha uses these words to describe his performance in this video: “de groove de pizzicato”. I say, “holy smokes!”

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live

5. Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live

Stanley Clarke’s 2002 concert performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood closed with a bang, with a stage full of bassists performing Clarke’s “School Days” for the audience.

Trucks Tedeschi Band: Midnight In Harlem, Live with Oteil Burbridge

6. Trucks Tedeschi Band: Midnight In Harlem, Live with Oteil Burbridge

Oteil Burbridge lays down one tasty groove behind Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi in this live performance of “Midnight in Harlem”, recorded at the 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL.

Aram Bedrosian: “A Dark Light” for Solo Bass

7. Aram Bedrosian: “A Dark Light” for Solo Bass

Here’s bassist Aram Bedrosian, performing his solo bass tune “A Dark Light”. For those industrious types, Aram offers notation/tabs of this and other compositions of his on his website.

Dani Weber: “Bad Movies” for Solo Piccolo Bass

8. Dani Weber: “Bad Movies” for Solo Piccolo Bass

Dani Weber‘s solo bass work has been featured here before, and this is a nice piece we were recently checking out. Dani is playing his ’86 Warwick Thumb NT with piccolo strings tuned E – G# – B – E.

Teen Town: BassGirl’s Jaco Pastorius Bass Cover

9. Teen Town: BassGirl’s Jaco Pastorius Bass Cover

BassGirl is back! After wowing everyone with her transcription and performance of Tal Wilkenfeld’s lines on Jeff Beck’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers“, BassGirl has taken on the monster of a tune, Jaco Pastorius’s “Teen Town”.

Michael Manring: “Born to Be Wild” Solo Bass Performance

10. Michael Manring: “Born to Be Wild” Solo Bass Performance

Filmed live at ‪the Canadian Guitar Festival in Ontario last July, Michael Manring took the stage with his headless Zon bass and some slow blues. He eventually works up to a faster pace, to an all-bass version of “Born to Be Wild”.

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