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The Gap Band: Shake, Live 1981

Robert Wilson was the Godfather of the Bass and a pioneer of the funk. Here’s just a taste of what put him in the history books as one of the greatest bassists of all time.

This 1981 clip of “Shake” comes from a live concert in Houston, Texas and has Wilson in top form. The song is chock full of memorable bass licks, and the bassist takes things over at the 3:40 mark to vocalize along with a solo.

If this doesn’t get you moving, you should check your pulse.