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

Typically, we share lots of videos featuring bassists doing their thing, laying down serious supporting lines, doing their solo bass thing, and everything in between. For some reason in May, we shared more than our share of funny/entertaining videos without playing. And readers dug it.

The first three in the top 10 list this month include a look at the (controversial) Fender Jazz Bass Movie, FZroma’s hilariously epic “Youtube’s Bass Players” and the equally entertaining “History of Rush”. There’s even a mashup in the top 10.

And then there’s the typically awesome bass that fills in the rest of the list.

Thanks for watching, and enjoy!

Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie

1. Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie

G.A.S. alert! Davey4557′s Leo Fender and the History of the Electric Bass video is one of the most watched videos in No Treble history. Davey followed up with this, what he dubs “Fender Jazz Bass: The Movie”. He breaks down the features and history of the famed Leo Fender creation. Try not to drool…

Youtube’s Bass Players: A Parody of Epic Proportions

2. Youtube’s Bass Players: A Parody of Epic Proportions

A Youtuber and bassist who goes by the name FZroma has put together an awesome and hilarious parody of some of the best bassists on Youtube. FZroma says we shouldn’t take this seriously. In fact, this is more of a tribute…

The Real History of Rush

3. The Real History of Rush

The guys from Rush are so cool. In addition to their amazing musicianship, they’re really funny. And pretty good actors. This of course comes from the band’s Time Machine 2011 – Live in Cleveland DVD. We may be partial, but we like Geddy Lee‘s character best…

Tal Wilkenfeld and Steve Ferrone: NAMM Jam 2012

4. Tal Wilkenfeld and Steve Ferrone: NAMM Jam 2012

So often at NAMM, the demos are all about chops… pure chops. But when Tal Wilkenfeld and Steve Ferrone took the stage at the EBS booth during the Winter 2012 NAMM show, it was clearly all about the music…

She’s Leaving Home: Beatles / Funk Brothers Mashup

5. She’s Leaving Home: Beatles / Funk Brothers Mashup

While I was working on the videos for our Isolated Bass Week, I stumbled upon this video mashup. Songwriter/producer Luciano Albo took two legendary tunes: the Beatles’ “She’s Leaving Home” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, and mixed them together. The Motown classic of course features James Jamerson on bass…

Funk Brothers with James Jamerson: Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (Instrumental)

6. Funk Brothers with James Jamerson: Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (Instrumental)

The up-tempo Supremes tune “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” was a departure from the group’s more typical lighter sound. And while this one didn’t make #1 as many of the Funk Brothers-backed tunes, it did make the top 10 for a week in 1966. Here’s a rare all-instrumental version of the track…

Simon Fitzpatrick: Solo Bass Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”

7. Simon Fitzpatrick: Solo Bass Cover of “Stairway to Heaven”

Bass whiz Simon Fitzpatrick has done it again with a jaw-dropping version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. This clip comes from a May 22nd performance with the Carl Palmer Band at Stag Theatre in Sevenoaks, Kent. The bassist even covers the guitar solo with one handed tapping while keeping the bass line going…

MarloweDK: Funky Fusion Jam

8. MarloweDK: Funky Fusion Jam

Usually when we see a video with Thomas “MarloweDK” Risell, he’s teaching us something. Today, we’re sharing a video where MarloweDK is letting loose, laying it down and getting funky. He said this is his “rehearsal” fusion band, playing a tune based on John Scofield’s “Chank”. I suppose that MarloweDK is teaching us something afterall…

Booker T & the MG’s with Donald “Duck” Dunn: Green Onions, Live (1967)

9. Booker T & the MG’s with Donald “Duck” Dunn: Green Onions, Live (1967)

Since the news of Donald “Duck” Dunn’s passing that Sunday morning in May, I watched a lot of videos featuring the bass legend. It was hard to pick one to share on that day… so much great music. Here’s Dunn with Booker T & the MG’s performing “Green Onions” live in 1967, during the Stax/Volt Revue Live…

Nik West: “Wait a Minute” (Live)

10. Nik West: “Wait a Minute” (Live)

Here’s bassist/vocalist Nik West performing her funky tune, “Wait a Minute”. The song is from the bassist’s album, Just in the Nik of Time. Love the scat singing with Nik doubling the line on bass…

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