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Mike Wheeler Band: That’s What Love Will Make You Do

Here’s a video that will get you moving in your seat. Bassist Larry Williams drives the bus in this clip of the Mike Wheeler Band performing “That’s What Love Will Make You Do.”

His enormous energy propels the group’s groove, but it’s his ferocious solo at the 4:18 mark that steals the show. After he builds from fingerstyle to slap, Wheeler asks Williams “What if James Brown came down here? What would you play?” Williams obliges by running through a few of the soul star’s grooves before getting back to the tune at hand.

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gene

gene

For more “Blues-played-by-left-handed-bass-players-with-upside-down-basses” goodness, check out Kerry Clark playing with “Larry McCray Band”.

Steven Smith

ok. i’m a lefty on bass and guitar, with lefty models. while i feel like an oddball sometimes, i just can’t figure out how guys like this can play a righty upside-down, strings and all, especially when they thump and slap. i’ve seen others like him play with the low e on the bottom, but this dude is killin’ it like crazy. man, oh man!!! go, larry go!

Mike Medley

Always amazed at players who can handle a right-handed bass left-handed – and an intelligent slap technique to boot!!

Trey Smith

OH.MY.DAYUM. brothermaniskillinit!

Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews

He’s having a blast up there… good times.

Gage

Gage

What kind of bass is that?

Clifford Archer

Clifford Archer

@Gage left handed Fender jazz

Justin Wayne Conrad

I would cut off my right leg for 1/4 of the talent Larry Williams posses. I still wouldn’t be worthy. I almost fell over when he hit the slap bass groove. It was like a religious experience. I cried a bit. In other words, amazing.

Gregg

Gregg

Whoa! They’re all slamming! Rocking the Blues!

Skip Taylor

Skip Taylor

Bass bass player not matter what hand – I love it…

Anthony

Anthony

Great live playing! My man can make that Roscoe Beck V talk!

Chris

Chris

Damn………. he flat tore it down……… upside down and….. backwards…

Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson

I’m a lefty who learned to play right handed (Dad wouldn’t let me flip the bass upside down.) I’m always amazed seeing bassists play flipped. And this dude kills it.

kenny reigh

wouldn’t want to be the band following that band.

Jr

Jr

AWESOME!!!!! GROOVING HARD!!!!!!

Noneed Tuno

Noneed Tuno

A power trio that leaves most full-size bands in the dust. A guitarist that sings, plays rhythm and solos with his soul on fire; a drummer who locks a groove down like hard time at Sing Sing; Larry Williams, who plays so well, he may as well have this band named after him.

Herbie Schmutz

Herbie Schmutz

Larry deserves a big ol’ contract with Rolex. I thought his watch was going to shatter during his slap solo – amazingly awesome!