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  • Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely” Live 2009

    Stevie Wonder with Nate Watts: “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely” Live 2009

    Stevie Wonder has had a legendary career, and for over 40 years he’s been backed by the one and only Nate Watts. Here’s a great video of two fantastic bass lines with “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely.” The clip comes from a live 2009 performance in London. Even after playing these songs for four... »

  • Miki Santamaria: “Thinking Out Loud” (All-Bass Ed Sheeran Cover)

    Miki Santamaria: “Thinking Out Loud” (All-Bass Ed Sheeran Cover)

    Miki Santamaria sent me a note a few days ago with his newest bass cover. Thanks to my daughter Sara, I already knew the name Ed Sheeran – so I felt a little bit cooler when Miki mentioned this was Sheeran’s tune, “Thinking Out Loud”. And as always, Miki plays with such soul. Awesome cover. »

  • Song Exclusive: “We Are” by Divinity Roxx

    Song Exclusive: “We Are” by Divinity Roxx

    Divinity Roxx is back with a new single called “We Are,” and we’ve got an exclusive lyric video for it. Inspired by the trying times and situations surrounding us, the song is a call for us all to make positive changes, one person at a time. The video’s description sums it up: “From the abduction... »

  • The Four Tops: Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass)

    The Four Tops: Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass)

    As with past Isolated Bass Weeks here, we’re closing this one out with the legendary James Jamerson. Here’s his isolated bass track on The Four Tops’ “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)”, from the original Motown master tapes. Enjoy. »

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird (Ed King’s Isolated Bass)

    Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird (Ed King’s Isolated Bass)

    Lynyrd Skynyrd’s debut album featured what has been called “the most-requested song in the history of rock music,” by reviewer Lorry Fleming. That song of course is “Free Bird”, which was originally released in 1973. The recording on that debut featured Ed King on bass. And here is his line in all its glory (starting... »

  • The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)

    The Who: Pinball Wizard (John Entwistle’s Isolated Bass)

    No isolated bass week would be complete without including John Entwistle. Here’s The Ox’s isolated bass track on “Pinball Wizard”… The creator of this track says it was taken from a live version of the track, and not the studio recording. That would explain why the bass starts at the 36 second mark, and not... »

  • Iron Maiden: Run To The Hills (Steve Harris’s Isolated Bass)

    Iron Maiden: Run To The Hills (Steve Harris’s Isolated Bass)

    We’re continuing Isolated Bass Week 5 at No Treble with one of the greatest metal bassists of all time: Steve Harris. The British four-stringer’s distinctive style and punchy tone shine on this isolated bass version of Iron Maiden’s iconic “Run to the Hills.” Harris is credited with writing the song, which should help explain why... »

  • The Brothers Johnson: Strawberry Letter 23 (Isolated Bass)

    The Brothers Johnson: Strawberry Letter 23 (Isolated Bass)

    Here’s one great and funky bass line, isolated for your listening pleasure. The tune is “Strawberry Letter 23” by The Brothers Johnson. The bassist of course is the legendary Louis Johnson. Rick Suchow, who shared the isolated track, shares some info on this one: “Hear the actual bass track from the Brothers Johnson tune ‘Strawberry... »

  • The Beatles: Something (Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass)

    The Beatles: Something (Paul McCartney’s Isolated Bass)

    For today’s isolated bass track, we’re treated to some great bass by Paul McCartney on the George Harrison tune, “Something”. The tune appeared on the Beatles’ Abbey Road, and was “the only song written by him to top the US charts while he was in the band,” according to the Wikipedia article on the song.... »

  • Nirvana: In Bloom (Isolated Bass and Drums)

    Nirvana: In Bloom (Isolated Bass and Drums)

    We’re kicking off Isolated Bass Week #5 with a song that peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Nirvana’s “In Bloom” featured some gritty bass by Krist Novoselic, locked right in with Dave Grohl’s drums. While the tune was originally recorded in 1990, this version appeared on the 1991 release Nevermind – the first... »