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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (April 2012)

In April, we celebrated the awesomeness of isolated bass one week. And that week ended up dominating the top 10 video list for the entire month. With the bass work of Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Chris Squire, Wilton Felder, Paul McCartney and John Entwistle being featured in all its glory, we weren’t surprised.

But it wasn’t all about isolated bass. Also making the top ten in April was Sharay Reed‘s incredible work in a Chicago gospel jam, the latest from Dirty Loops with Henrik Linder, some bass excellence from Pino Palladino and – in to celebrate Easter, a bass playing bunny.

Here is your top ten most watched bass videos for April, 2012 on No Treble. Enjoy!

Rush:

1. Rush: “YYZ” – Geddy Lee’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

Rush’s “YYZ” is one of the greatest bass lines of all time. Recorded in late 1980 and released on Moving Pictures, this tune has been a favorite among bassists for years, and one Rush consistently performs in concert. And now, the isolated bass of Geddy Lee…

The Best Solo Bass Performance of the Year

2. The Best Solo Bass Performance of the Year

Just in time for Easter, a bass playing bunny…

Dirty Loops: “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele Cover)

3. Dirty Loops: “Rolling In The Deep” (Adele Cover)

Dirty Loops is back, with a new cover and more acrobatic bass from Henrik Linder. This is the group’s take on Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. The instrumental break is fantastic. Here’s our proposed tagline for Dirty Loops: Making top 40 listenable…

Led Zeppelin: “Ramble On” – John Paul Jones Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

4. Led Zeppelin: “Ramble On” – John Paul Jones Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

Our week-long celebration of “all bass” continues, with this isolated bass track for Led Zeppelin’s 1969 classic, “Ramble On”, from Led Zeppelin II. John Paul Jones and his awesome, melodic bass line from the tune is heard loud and clear, the way we like it…

Chris Squire: “Roundabout” Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

5. Chris Squire: “Roundabout” Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

Here’s the bass work of Chris Squire on the classic Yes hit “Roundabout”…

John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino, Live at the Crossroads Festival 2010

6. John Mayer Trio with Pino Palladino, Live at the Crossroads Festival 2010

We’ve featured the John Mayer Trio performing this tune before, but had to share this version, from the 2010 Crossroads Festival. The band plays “Who Did You Think I Was”, ending with Hendrix’s “Power of Soul”. Pino Palladino can do no wrong! Drummer Steve Jordan is really bringing it too…

Jackson 5: “I Want You Back” – Wilton Felder’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

7. Jackson 5: “I Want You Back” – Wilton Felder’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

The Jackson 5′s “I Want You Back” is another iconic bass line, and here it is, isolated in all its glory…

Sharay Reed: Chicago Gospel Musician Jam

8. Sharay Reed: Chicago Gospel Musician Jam

I stumbled across the video by random chance. And then I watched it about six times in a row. This is Sharay Reed, defining the phrase “laying it down”…

The Beatles: “A Day in the Life” – Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

9. The Beatles: “A Day in the Life” – Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

We’ve heard from a lot of readers who think that Paul McCartney is one of the most underrated bassists of all time. Well, you can judge for yourself in today’s isolated track, which includes both McCartney’s bass and Ringo Starr’s drums on “A Day in the Life”…

The Who: “My Generation” (Live at Leeds) – John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

10. The Who: “My Generation” (Live at Leeds) – John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

Better strap in for this one. John Entwistle really laid it out for this live performance of The Who’s “My Generation” at the Live at Leeds festival in early 1970. Here’s The Ox in all his glory… isolated bass goodness.