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  • Victor Wooten: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Christmas Song Bass Solo

    Victor Wooten: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Christmas Song Bass Solo

    Here’s a nice fan shot video of Victor Wooten performing a Christmas-inspired solo during a Bela Fleck & The Flecktones concert last year. The performance took place at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Music Festival at the Congress Theater. »

  • Solo Bass Santa: Silent Night

    Solo Bass Santa: Silent Night

    We’re not saying this is the Santa, but we’re not saying he isn’t either. (We’re trying to avoid coal in our stockings tomorrow). Regardless, here’s a dude that looks like Santa doing his solo bass rendition of “Silent Night”. »

  • Jingle Bells: Bass Style

    Jingle Bells: Bass Style

    Here’s a little something to get you in the holiday mood. From Youtuber taolikuenjing comes his rock bass version of Jingle Bells. The fun starts around the 30 second mark. »

  • Victor Wooten: Live Looper Solo Bass Performance

    Victor Wooten: Live Looper Solo Bass Performance

    Here’s another brilliant performance by Victor Wooten, who recently stopped by EMG Headquarters to try out their new JVX pickups for this demo. The man knows how to use a looper! »

  • The Red Hot Meters: The Meters Live Jam with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)

    The Red Hot Meters: The Meters Live Jam with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006)

    George Porter, Jr. and Flea on the same stage! The Meters and The Red Hot Chili Peppers combined for a seriously jammin’ performance for Voodoo Fest 2006. Here are a couple of clips from the performance. Part 1: Part 2: »

  • Family Guy Theme, Bass-Style

    Family Guy Theme, Bass-Style

    Youtuber allyourbassarebelong got everyone’s attention with his bass-only rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. Here’s Ben performing an all-bass version of the theme from “Family Guy”. Which reminds us of another great theme song for bass: Stuart Clayton’s take on “The Simpsons” theme. »

  • Prince: Getting Wild with the Bass

    Prince: Getting Wild with the Bass

    Prince (yes, Prince) straps on a bass for some Larry Graham/Bootsy Collins inspired-playing for his tune “Get Wild.” This was filmed live at The White Room UK in 1994. »

  • Jamiroquai: Love Foolosophy (Live)

    Jamiroquai: Love Foolosophy (Live)

    I only have two words for this video: Funk Ay. This is Jamiroquai performing “Love Foolosophy” live at Abbey Road. Paul Turner is the bassist laying down the funky lines. »

  • Flea: Funk, Punk, Rock, Slap, Interview

    Flea: Funk, Punk, Rock, Slap, Interview

    Taken from a VHS tape released in 1999, here’s Flea with River Phoenix, discussing the techniques and influences behind the bassist’s unique style. Funk, punk, rock, super fast slap (and slower versions)… it is all here. »

  • Esperanza Spalding: “Mela” Live

    Esperanza Spalding: “Mela” Live

    This San Sebastian show, originally broadcast on Spanish TV, features Esperanza Spalding and her band performing “Mela”. The tune was originally recorded for the 2008 release, Esperanza. Part 1: Part 2: »