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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (January 2013)

So much bass greatness, all in one spot. Here are the 10 most watched videos on No Treble in January. Enjoy!

Meshell Ndegeocello with Pino Palladino: “Home is Where the Hatred Is”

1. Meshell Ndegeocello with Pino Palladino: “Home is Where the Hatred Is”

Santi Umbert sent us this clip of Meshell Ndegeocello teaming up with bassist Pino Palladino for a cover of Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.” Palladino lays down a seriously funky groove throughout the entire song while the band kicks it out…

Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra

2. Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra

Szőke Richard shared this video, saying “no treble at all”. Indeed. And we love it.

Beardfish: The Hunter

3. Beardfish: The Hunter

Our Facebook friend Samwise Fair suggested we check out the song “The Hunter” by Swedish progressive rock band Beardfish. The tune features a bubbling and driving bass line from Robert Hansen, who lays down the low end on a J-Bass. He also has some fancy footwork that only a bassist could do.

Tower of Power: “What Is Hip?” at 2013 NAMM Show

4. Tower of Power: “What Is Hip?” at 2013 NAMM Show

Tower of Power rocked the 2013 NAMM Show with an incredible performance on Thursday, January 24th. It was so good to see Rocco Prestia moving and grooving with the band, which was tight, tight, tight.

Kabas: Funk Jazz Groove

5. Kabas: Funk Jazz Groove

Maree Erkkila Palma suggested we check out some videos by Brazilian bassist Valter Kabas, and we’re glad she did. Here’s a great Funk/Jazz groove he put up that is full of tasty licks and delicious tone.

Munir Hossn and Tedy Santana: De rua pra rua!

6. Munir Hossn and Tedy Santana: De rua pra rua!

Damian Erskine sent this to us with the headline “Killer Groove.” Coming from Damian, that means something! Here’s a tricked out tune from bassist Munir Hossn and drummer Tedy Santana called “De Rua Pra Rua!” from an upcoming album entitled Tambour du Prince…

Cobham Duke Band: “Juicy” Live with Alphonso Johnson

7. Cobham Duke Band: “Juicy” Live with Alphonso Johnson

Juan Alderete shared this on his Facebook page a while back, saying only “this leaves me speechless.” I feel about the same way. Filmed in Montreux in 1976, this clip captures the kind of energy you just don’t see in every band. Alphonso Johnson holds down the low end with tight yet lyrical playing…

Legends, with Marcus Miller: “Put It Where You Want It” (1997)

8. Legends, with Marcus Miller: “Put It Where You Want It” (1997)

Sweetness. Drummerworld shared this video featuring a great combo with Marcus Miller and Steve Gadd holding it down on “Put It Where You Want It” back in 1997. The group also includes Eric Clapton, Joe Sample and David Sanborn.

Adam Ben Ezra: Solo Bass Cover of Andy McKee’s “Drifting”

9. Adam Ben Ezra: Solo Bass Cover of Andy McKee’s “Drifting”

I can’t remember when I first discovered Adam Ben Ezra on Youtube, just that I was completely blown away. Browsing through videos today, I decided to go back and look at Adam’s older work. Then I stumbled upon Adam’s cover of the Andy McKee tune, “Drifting”. And once again: mind blown…

Gentle Giant: Free Hand, Live 1978

10. Gentle Giant: Free Hand, Live 1978

I’m not sure how I stumbled onto this video, but I’m sure glad I did. Gentle Giant’s “Free Hand” is already an awesome song, but add bassist Ray Shulman’s ballsy tone and energetic performance to the mix, and it’s a home run.