Legendary Bass Guitar Songs

Legendary Bass Guitar SongsHal Leonard released a series of “Legendary Songs” books, including one for the bass. Legendary Bass Guitar Songs documents 39 different tunes by legendary bassists, including James Jamerson, Carol Kaye, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Steve Harris, Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke. Songs by James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, AC/DC, the Clash, the Police, Stevie Wonder and others are also featured.

The songs are presented in both standard notation and tab, and many also include text and photo sections. Each book is bound in a embroidered, faux-leather design and individually numbered.

Legendary Bass Guitar Songs Complete Song List:

  • All Along The Watchtower
  • All My Loving
  • All Right Now
  • Bernadette
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • The Chain
  • Cross Road Blues (Crossroads)
  • Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
  • Don’t Let Me Down
  • The Frightened City
  • Good Times
  • Good Vibrations
  • Grace
  • Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now
  • I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • I Shot The Sheriff
  • Iron Man
  • Jeremy
  • The Lemon Song
  • Licking Stick – Licking Stick
  • London Calling
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart
  • Low Rider
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  • My Generation
  • The Phantom Of The Opera
  • Portrait Of Tracy
  • Rain
  • Roxanne
  • School Days
  • Seven Days
  • Sing A Simple Song
  • Sir Duke
  • Strange Brew
  • Sunshine Of Your Love
  • Walking On The Moon
  • You Can Call Me Al
  • You Oughta Know

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  1. John R.

    In the “Legendary Bass Guitar Songs Complete Song List” you should mention Badge by Eric Clapton (Bass, Jack Bruce)

  2. Sidge Rushton

    I dunno. Some of these songs I feel have just been put in because they’re good songs not for any particularly interesting bass parts.

  3. Phang Menzies

    why no jack casady?

  4. Geezer Butler is the man!

  5. I hate people who say wot no “x” on posts but….wot no Andy Rourke. C’mon..:o)

  6. Sweet Emotion should have been on this list I think. Or Freebird.

  7. I agree a couple of these aren’t the best bass lines from most of these players… unfortunately some player like Geddy Lee appear to have been left out because of their music companies crappy copyright issues- notice Hal Leonard rarely publishes Rush, and has never doen a Rush bass tab book.

  8. there should be a few of the cures songs thrown in.

  9. Ace of Spades come on!

  10. gary lamb

    I,ve never ever come across or know of any transcription of Good moring judge by 10cc why is this is it to hard to transcribe or something ?