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2013 Reader Favorites: #10: Chuck Rainey

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Chuck Rainey

For a period of about a year, between late 2011 and late 2012, bassist Chuck Rainey was met with some major events. In late 2011, the bass legend suffered a stroke. Twelve months later, he lost his home in a fire.

Thankfully, 2013 closed with better news. Rainey was able to release his new album, Interpretations of a Groove, thanks to his tenacity with therapy and overcoming the paralysis caused by the stroke.

Rainey made the top 10 list of most thanks to his terrific “Track-By-Track” story on his new album, his just announced new Signature Bass, and a couple of gems from the archives – all big hits with No Treble readers in 2013.

Track by Track: Chuck Rainey Talks “Interpretations of a Groove”

Track by Track: Chuck Rainey Talks “Interpretations of a Groove”

Fifteen years since his last album, Chuck Rainey released his latest solo effort this year, Interpretations of a Groove. The album almost didn’t happen though. Rod Taylor sat down with Chuck to get the story behind this album, track-by-track…

Xotic Unveils Chuck Rainey Signature Bass

Xotic Unveils Chuck Rainey Signature Bass

Bass legend Chuck Rainey has a new signature model from Xotic called the XPJ-1T, a bass designed with versatility in mind. Rainey collaborated with Xotic on the bass which features a P/J pickup configuration with elements of the company’s XP and XJ models…

Stories Behind the Songs: Chuck Rainey

Stories Behind the Songs: Chuck Rainey

Chuck Rainey’s bass lines have laid the foundation for many of the most popular songs in pop, rock, jazz and fusion that emerged from the ’60s and ’70s. We caught up with Chuck at his home in Dallas, Texas, where he reflected on the last fifty years of his recording career, telling the story behind 12 tracks he recorded…

Steely Dan’s “Peg”: Instrumental with Chuck Rainey

Steely Dan’s “Peg”: Instrumental with Chuck Rainey

This is cool beyond words… Chuck Rainey laying it down in this instrumental reunion remake of Steely Dan’s “Peg”, from Aja. Bonus: Bernard Purdie on drums…