Top 10 Cover Tunes Arranged for Bass
We may be biased, but we love when bass players cover other tunes and remake them into bass-focused performances.
Apparently, No Treble readers do too. Here are the top 10 most watched videos of classic tunes remade for bass. Discuss your favorites in the comments below.
An all-bass, solo arrangement of Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
This is a two-for-one deal. Viaceslav Svedov combines Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child” and Marcus Miller’s “Power” for one wild ride.
Jon Reshard, who is the current bassist for Greg Howe, performs his arrangement of Billy Joel’s “She’s Always A Woman” for bass.
Here’s Whitesnake/Lyrics Born bassist, Uriah Duffy, working on a bass arrangement of Michael Jackson’s song “Human Nature”.
Dave Marks is a one-man show here, performing The Police’s “Message in a Bottle”.
Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey take on a Joe Zawinul classic, “Mercy Mercy Mercy”, with help from David “Fingers” Haynes.
It seems bassists love covering Jimi Hendrix’s works. Here’s Miles Mosley fronting a kicking band and doing his version of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”.
Stu Hamm’s take on the Led Zeppelin classic, “Going to California.”
Marcus Miller and his band cover a funkified version of the Beatles’ tune, “Come Together”.
Did we mention bassists loving Hendrix? Here’s No Treble columnist Donovan Stokes (aka Dr. D.) performing his take on “Purple Haze”, with the help of No Treble contributor Kevin Johnson