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Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (February 2015)

Time for another top 10 list to keep you busy for the afternoon. These are the top 10 most watched bass videos on No Treble for the month of February – ranging from some great funky lines to some of the most impressive solo bass arrangements, and lots in between.

Enjoy!

I Was Made to Love Her: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

1. I Was Made to Love Her: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

Vulpeck’s Jack Stratton just sent me his latest visualization video. This time around, the tune is Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her” – once again showcasing the genius of James Jamerson…

Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

2. Tower of Power: “Soul With a Capital S”, Live (2008)

Bass legend Francis “Rocco” Prestia shared this video on his Facebook page the other day, and I can only imagine that thousands of people around the world started moving in their seats. This clip of “Soul With a Capital S” is taken from the band’s 40th Anniversary at the Fillmore West…

Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

3. Simon Fitzpatrick: “Rosanna” Solo Bass Arrangement

Simon Fitzpatrick is back with a new solo bass arrangement. This is Toto’s “Rosanna”, which once again showcases both his incredible musicianship and technique. I forgot how many things go on in this tune, and Simon nails them all…

Miki Santamaria: “Thinking Out Loud” (All-Bass Ed Sheeran Cover)

4. Miki Santamaria: “Thinking Out Loud” (All-Bass Ed Sheeran Cover)

Miki Santamaria sent me a note a few days ago with his newest bass cover. Thanks to my daughter Sara, I already knew the name Ed Sheeran – so I felt a little bit cooler when Miki mentioned this was Sheeran’s tune, “Thinking Out Loud”. And as always, Miki plays with such soul. Awesome cover…

Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

5. Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

Mitch (host of Groove here on NT) sent me this video of Royal Blood performing a cover of The Police’s “Roxanne”. It has been a while since we’ve shared a Royal Blood video, so it was great timing…

Virgil Donati with Hadrien Feraud: Paradise Variations

6. Virgil Donati with Hadrien Feraud: Paradise Variations

Hadrien Feraud is one of my favorite players, and it’s always fascinating to watch him play. Our friend Charles Robitaille sent in this video of Feraud playing “Paradise Variations” with drummer Virgil Donati, and my jaw hit the floor. The clip features several variations on Donati’s “Paradise Lost” from his album In This Life

Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

7. Alessandro Corsi: Solo Bass Arrangement of “Don’t Stop Me Now”

Alessandro Corsi has taken things to a new level with his latest solo bass arrangement. The bassist covers Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” with an infectious amount of charisma…

Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely” Live 2009

8. Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely” Live 2009

Stevie Wonder has had a legendary career, and for over 40 years he’s been backed by the one and only Nate Watts. Here’s a great video of two fantastic bass lines with “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely.” The clip comes from a live 2009 performance in London…

Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

9. Mike Poggione and Tyler McDaniel: Serocs “And When The Sky Was Opened” Playthrough

Here’s another great metal playthrough featuring bassist Mike Poggione and guitarist Tyler McDaniel of Serocs demonstrating the song “And When The Sky Was Opened.” The clip comes from the Blakhart Guitar booth at the 2015 Winter NAMM show. Poggione is rocking a 7-string bass and some wicked right hand technique…

Meshell Ndegeocello: Dr. Strange

10. Meshell Ndegeocello: Dr. Strange

Wow, check out this performance by Meshell Ndegeocello at the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival. The tune is “Dr. Strange,” and the bass line is killer…

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