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10,000 Post Celebration: Top 10 Bass Videos

Editor’s note: After seven plus years of publishing, we just hit the 10,000th post here on No Treble. We thought we’d celebrate with some of the all-time reader favorites by category over the next week. Thanks for being here!

We love sharing a video with you every day… and there are so many great ones to watch after 7+ years.

Here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorite bass videos since we started No Treble.

Which one is your favorite?

Carol Kaye Gives Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson

1. Carol Kaye Gives Gene Simmons a Bass Lesson

Here’s something I never thought I’d see. Studio legend Carol Kaye gave KISS bassist Gene Simmons an impromptu bass lesson at Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood, and luckily cameras were rolling to catch it…

Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra

2. Nothing But Bass: 90 Kontrabass Orchestra

Szőke Richard shared this video, saying “no treble at all”. Indeed. And we love it…

Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

3. Herbie Flowers: The Story Behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” Bass Line

The news of Lou Reed’s passing in 2013 led me to revisit some of his music, including the legendary musician’s smash hit “Walk on the Wild Side.” Here’s an awesome clip taken from The One Show – an interview with the man that created one of the most famous bass lines in rock history…

100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

4. 100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

I love checking out these groove compilations, and the guys at Chicago Music Exchange hit it out of the park on this one. Bassist Marc Najjar teamed with drummer Nate Bauman to put together 100 of the most iconic bass riffs…

Joni Mitchell: Hejira, Live in Japan with Pino Palladino

5. Joni Mitchell: Hejira, Live in Japan with Pino Palladino

I never thought I’d hear a version of “Hejira” without Jaco and love it. But then Pino Palladino proved me wrong with this incredible live performance of the title track to Joni’s 1976 album by the same name. Doesn’t hurt that Wayne Shorter joins in either…

Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

6. Alissia Benveniste: Get Down

One of our favorite musical discoveries in 2014 was Alissia Benveniste, a bassist and bandleader who is reviving the classic funk style with catchy hooks, uplifting lyrics, and awesome bass lines. She sent us her then-latest video, and it’s got the same great recipe…

Victor Wooten & Federico Malaman: Isn’t She Lovely

7. Victor Wooten & Federico Malaman: Isn’t She Lovely

During the 2014 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, two remarkable bassists – who have wowed us all with their solo performances – got together to perform one iconic song. Those bassists are Victor Wooten and Federico Malaman. The tune is Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”…

Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

8. Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

We think – as do many readers here – that Tal Wilkenfeld is a killer bassist. Now she’s proving she can sing, too. Wilkenfeld launched her own YouTube channel in 2014 with a solo version of the Leonard Cohen classic “Chelsea Hotel,” taken from a November 9th concert at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles…

Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

9. Dominic Miller, Manu Katché and Pino Palladino: Rush Hour

One Shot Not was a terrific show aired on French television from 2007 until 2011. In their final year of airing, guitarist Dominic Miller joined bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Manu Katché. The trio played Miller’s tune “Rush Hour”…

Zander Zon: “Lord of the Rings” Medley for Solo Bass

10. Zander Zon: “Lord of the Rings” Medley for Solo Bass

I’m not quite sure how Zander Zon produces such incredible arrangements and performances as often as he does. In this piece he performs music from the Lord of the Rings. He even shared some terrific quotes from people who have watched so far: “One instrument to rule them all!” “Lord of the strings!” So true…