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

Last month seemed to be an exceptional month for bass videos… and these top 10 are the cream of the crop. Here are the top 10 most watched videos on No Treble for May, 2013.

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Fabienne Gilbert: “Come On Come Over” Bass Play-Along

1. Fabienne Gilbert: “Come On Come Over” Bass Play-Along

We don’t feature a ton of bass play-alongs here, but when Francis Allen shared this one, it was too darn funky to ignore. Here’s Fabienne Gilbert laying it down on Jaco Pastorius’ fun and funky tune, “Come On Come Over”.

Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

2. Joshua Young: Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven” Bass Cover and Improv

We first featured Joshua Young almost four years ago and said to watch out for him in the future. Well, the future is now. This is Joshua – six years older than the previous video – displaying blazing chops and improvising over Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven”…

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Autumn Leaves

3. Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen: Autumn Leaves

Every time I watch or listen to NHØP, I have to stop everything else I’m doing. His jaw-dropping virtuosity and sheer technicality is unmatched. Here’s an awesome clip of the Great Dane ripping up the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves”. He starts the song off with a tip of the hat to Jaco Pastorius…

Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

4. Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend: For My Father

Josh “Bass Mountain” Townsend sent in this very personal performance of his original song, “For My Father.” He wrote the song without understanding what it was about until his father passed away. It offers a nice reminder for us all…

One Man Band: Giulio Carmassi Performs Brecker Brothers “Slick Stuff”

5. One Man Band: Giulio Carmassi Performs Brecker Brothers “Slick Stuff”

In this video Giulio Carmassi not only covers Will Lee’s bass part in “Slick Stuff” by the Brecker Brothers, he covers everything else as well! Talk about a multi-instrumentalist…

The Police: Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test

6. The Police: Live at The Old Grey Whistle Test

Here’s some old school Police for you. Recorded in 1978, Sting and the boys bring their raw energy (and awesome sunglasses) to “Can’t Stand Losing You” and “Next To You” on this taped performance for The Old Grey Whistle Test. The show was The Police’s first ever TV appearance in the UK…

Adam Stevens: Solo Bass Loop Arrangement of Bootsy Collins’ “I’d Rather Be With You”

7. Adam Stevens: Solo Bass Loop Arrangement of Bootsy Collins’ “I’d Rather Be With You”

Adam Stevens has impressed us in the past with his solo bass arrangements, but I’m not sure I’ve enjoyed any more than this one. Here’s Adam’s arrangement of “I’d Rather Be With You”, from Bootsy Collins’ 1976 album Stretchin’ Out In Bootsy’s Rubber Band

Mr. DanZ: Proto Cosmos

8. Mr. DanZ: Proto Cosmos

I’ve never heard of Mr. DanZ until today, but I was glad I found them. Here’s the group – with bassist Ben Shepherd laying it down, slapping, soloing and jumping – performing their cover of Alan Pasqua’s “Proto Cosmos”. Tight.

James Brown with Bootsy Collins: Brother Rapp (Paris, 1971)

9. James Brown with Bootsy Collins: Brother Rapp (Paris, 1971)

Here’s some terrific old school music for you, with an 18 year old Bootsy Collins laying it down for James Brown. This performance of “Brother Rapp” was filmed in 1971…

Damien Langkamer: Funk/Soul Bass Groove Development

10. Damien Langkamer: Funk/Soul Bass Groove Development

Bassist Damien Langkamer put together this funky video to teach us how to build on the groove. (And how about that tone?)