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Corey BrownNo Treble founder Corey Brown credits his love for bass to his parents, who in the early 70′s bought one of those killer stereo systems with the big speakers (and some killer records to go with it), brought it home, and cranked the bass knob to 11.

Corey started playing upright at age 10, switched to sax at 11, and picked up both the upright and electric bass again at 15, never looking back.

After a brief stint at the University of North Texas in the late 80′s, Corey took a new career path in graphic design, which eventually brought him to the web in 1995, another “never-looked-back” moment.

Corey first combined his love for the bass and the web with the official Jaco Pastorius web site, which he ran from 2002 until 2007. He also worked on the Portrait of Jaco… the Early Years box set, designing and producing the packaging for the release in 2003.

Corey was the COO and cofounder of Squidoo.com with Seth Godin (acquired in 2014), and runs a web consulting business, Coreyweb, LLC.

Corey enjoys the peaceful life in southwest Florida with lots of LPs, and half a dozen or so basses.

Articles by Corey Brown:

  • Parliament-Funkadelic: Give Up The Funk / Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples

    Parliament-Funkadelic: Give Up The Funk / Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples

    We were saddened by the news of the passing of Parliament-Funkadelic founding member Bernie Worrell. In honor of his music and life, here’s Parliament-Funkadelic performing “Give Up The Funk” and “Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples” live at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ in November, 1978. Cordell “Boogie” Mosson Jr. and William “Billy Bass” Nelson Jr.... »

  • YYNOT: Kingdom Come

    YYNOT: Kingdom Come

    My good friend – and excellent bassist – Tim Starace sent me this clip of YYNOT’s latest Rush-inspired original. This one is called “Kingdom Come”, and features Tim on bass, Rocky Kuner on vocals, Billy Alexander on guitar, keys and vocals, and Anthony Morra on drums. »

  • Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live

    Victor Wooten and Jeff Coffin Live

    The first time I saw Victor Wooten perform live, it was with this line up of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. So it was cool to find this clip from the 2006 Heineken Jazzaldia festival. Here’s a great showcase of Victor and saxophonist Jeff Coffin from that show. »

  • Reader Spotlight: Janette Kidd

    Reader Spotlight: Janette Kidd

    Meet Janette Kidd, a bassist from Scotland who has had an interesting career – in and out of music. One of my favorite parts of her story is how she turned a guitar into a bass (way before our how-to video), which set her on a path for life. Janette is this week’s No Treble... »

  • Weekly Top 10: String Gauge vs Speed, Brett Bamberger Interview, RIP Mike Chapman, Top Bass Videos, New Gear and More

    Weekly Top 10: String Gauge vs Speed, Brett Bamberger Interview, RIP Mike Chapman, Top Bass Videos, New Gear and More

    This week’s top 10 list features a seriously great column, our interview with Revocation’s Brett Bamberger, reader favorite videos, new gear and more. It also includes the sad news of bass session legend Mike Chapman’s passing. Here are the most read stories/most watched videos for the week on No Treble. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting... »

  • Rich Brown: Violin Partita No. 1 in Bmin

    Rich Brown: Violin Partita No. 1 in Bmin

    Rich Brown is always cooking up some great videos for us to share. “[Here’s a] short video of me playing one of the Bach Violin Partitas,” he said. “I love this stuff and I had such a blast learning this piece. I hope you and your readers enjoy it.” We think you will, as much... »

  • Kike Mora: “Yesterday” Solo Bass Performance

    Kike Mora: “Yesterday” Solo Bass Performance

    Kike Mora shared this video of him performing a solo bass arrangement of The Beatles’ “Yesterday.” We couldn’t think of a better day to share this video than today, which is Paul McCartney’s birthday. »

  • Antonin Rubatat & Romain Chenard: Hungry Beats – Vol. 1

    Antonin Rubatat & Romain Chenard: Hungry Beats – Vol. 1

    Antonin Rubatat is a professional bass player who recently teamed up with drummer Romain Chenard to form a bass and drum duo named Hungry Beats. He shared one of their first videos for a tune they call “Vol. 1”. We’re looking forward to hearing more from these guys! »

  • Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On Come Over

    Rebecca Johnson Band: Come On Come Over

    We’ve featured Rebecca Johnson before. In fact, we’ve featured her playing Jaco Pastorius’ “Come On Come Over” too. But this one is a newer version, with a new lineup – and a new bass. And it is too good not to share again. “Thought I’d send you a new link from a killer gig we... »

  • Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: This is the Last Hurrah

    Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: This is the Last Hurrah

    Jody Miller shoots some impressive videos. He shared this one with this note: “This is the second installment of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra from their stop through Chicago. I met Jonathan last year when I shot some video with bassist Cody Wright… Jonathan is an extremely talented Steel Pan player who is traveling the world with... »