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

I always enjoy the top 10 video recaps each month, but this one seems exceptionally great, don’t you think?

These are the top 10 most watched videos for the month of December, 2013. Enjoy!

Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

1. Pino Palladino: The Story Behind “Wherever I Lay My Hat” Bass Line

“Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)” was first recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1962. Twenty-one years later, Paul Young released his version, which went on to become a major hit thanks in large part to Pino Palladino and his fretless bass. In this video, Pino tells the story behind the song…

Lianne La Havas: Bass/Voice Duet of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

2. Lianne La Havas: Bass/Voice Duet of Little Dragon’s “Twice”

There’s something beautiful about stripping a song down to just bass and voice, especially when that voice comes from Lianne La Havas. In this gorgeous rendition of Little Dragon’s “Twice,” bassist Chris Dagger lays down the song’s hypnotic bass line and harmonics…

David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”

3. David Pastorius: Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”

David Pastorius recently wowed us all with his performance of Tech N9ne’s “Questions”. He’s at it again. Here’s David adding his thing to Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers”…

Peter Erskine on Jaco Pastorius’ Stage Antics

4. Peter Erskine on Jaco Pastorius’ Stage Antics

In celebration of the 62nd birthday of Jaco Pastorius on December 1st, we decided to share this awesome video of drummer Peter Erskine reminiscing about his first live experience with Jaco and Weather Report…

Jim Bennett: Daft Bass… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

5. Jim Bennett: Daft Bass… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Jim Bennett is hard at work on his “Daft Bass” project. Here’s the latest – an all-bass cover of the Daft Punk song, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, from the album Discovery

Olivier Babaz: “Teen Town” on Double Bass and Kalimba

6. Olivier Babaz: “Teen Town” on Double Bass and Kalimba

There’s something very satisfying about the combination of bass and kalimba. Olivier Babaz plays both simultaneously (not to mention a foot shaker) in this chilled out rendition of the Jaco Pastorius tune “Teen Town.” Talk about coordination!

Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

7. Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

During Vulfpeck’s tour, they had the night off in Tulsa. But a night off doesn’t stop these guys from getting funky. Joined by Cory Wong on guitar, the band put together one epic jam. As usual, bassist Joe Dart delivers big time…

Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live

8. Janek Gwizdala: “Once I Knew” Live

Back in May, Janek Gwizdala performed with Bob Reynolds, Alan Pasqua and Peter Erskine at the Blue Whale in Los Angeles. This tune, “Once I Knew” features an incredible intro by Janek, who eventually creates a loop to solo over with bass and voice…

The Dad Guitar

9. The Dad Guitar

I’ve been watching Flight of the Conchords a bit over the holidays and discovered this scene from the show’s second season. As the band warms up in their “dressing room”, band manager Murray Hewitt questions Bret on the whereabouts of his guitar. Then he goes on to describe the bass in epic fashion…

MonoNeon: Donyea’s Slo-Soul Arrangement of James Brown’s “I Feel Good”

10. MonoNeon: Donyea’s Slo-Soul Arrangement of James Brown’s “I Feel Good”

YouTube brings out a lot of collaboration and inspiration in people. Here’s an awesome video by Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas adding his own flourishes to producer Donyea Goodman’s arrangement of “I Feel Good” by James Brown. It’s a totally different groove from the original…

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