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  • Songhoy Blues: Sekou Oumarou

    Songhoy Blues: Sekou Oumarou

    Until today, I had never heard the band Songhoy Blues. So I looked them up. According to Wikipedia, the band is a “desert punk / blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali.” I have no idea what that means, exactly, but I dig whatever you want to call this fine music. Here’s the band performing “Sekou... »

  • Bill Withers: Kissing My Love

    Bill Withers: Kissing My Love

    In 1972, Bill Withers made an appearance on the Germany TV show, “Beat-Club”. Backed by his band – which included Melvin Dunlap – they laid down one sweet groove on “Kissing My Love”. »

  • Prince with Larry Graham: Motherless Child

    Prince with Larry Graham: Motherless Child

    Like countless others, we were devastated to hear the news of Prince’s passing on April 21st. Since then, the flood of Prince videos and tributes have filled up our feeds on social media. This one stood out to us. Backed by Larry Graham on bass, here’s Prince performing their funky version “Motherless Child”. RIP, Prince. »

  • A Prairie Home Companion: Bass

    A Prairie Home Companion: Bass

    A Prairie Home Companion’s bassist Larry Kohut shared this epic video with us yesterday, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you. We’ll let Larry set it up: “Here’s a bit of bass player humor, courtesy of Garrison Keilor, Prairie Home Companion. He wrote the script, spot on. I only wish that I had... »

  • Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

    Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

    Back in March, Tal Wilkenfeld visited Paste Studios in New York and recorded this live performance of “Under the Sun”. Like the Tal’s solo performance of “Chelsea Hotel”, we once again get to experience not only her bass playing, but also her vocals. »

  • Rae Forrest with Mike Flynn: Full Blown Love

    Rae Forrest with Mike Flynn: Full Blown Love

    Mike Flynn sent me this video of a new project he’s involved in, and I ended up watching the video a handful of times (and counting). “I’ve just started a new project, Rae Forrest, with a British singer Paula Rae Gibson – it’s kind of electronica meets singer songwriter stuff – into Massive Attack, deep... »

  • Federico Malaman and Mohini Dey: Maladey

    Federico Malaman and Mohini Dey: Maladey

    Federico Malaman is flat out a wizard of the bass. And he may have met his match with bassist Mohini Dey. In this clip, the bass duo shows off their skills in this tune, “Maladey”. »

  • Hans Zimmer with Yolanda Charles: Tribute to Prince

    Hans Zimmer with Yolanda Charles: Tribute to Prince

    My good friend Steve Lawson shared this video a couple of days ago, saying “the great Yolanda Charles sings and plays bass on ‘Purple Rain’ last night with Hans Zimmer. Guthrie Govan AND Johnny Marr on guitar. Amazing Prince tribute.” It sure is. RIP, Prince. »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Anyhow” (Live in Studio)

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Anyhow” (Live in Studio)

    I’ve been really enjoying the new Tedeschi Trucks Band album, Let Me Get By. So it was a real treat to see the band – anchored by bassist Tim Lefebvre – performing “Anyhow” at their Swamp Raga Studio. »

  • Carlos Sanxes: Hijo Del Viento

    Carlos Sanxes: Hijo Del Viento

    Jules Dozer sent us this video saying “this is my friend Carlos Sanxes, a professional bass player living in Norway but originally from Spain!” “Hijo Del Viento” is an original composition written by Sanxes, “as a token of appreciation for the work and legacy of my friend and inspiration Carles Benavent,” the bassist shared. »