Jim Bennett: All Bass Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

Here’s a video that’s just plain remarkable on so many levels.

First, the back story. Bassist Jim Bennett was taken to the hospital on January 1st, 2013, where he was diagnosed with necrotizing pancreatitis and given a 10% chance of surviving. Thankfully, he beat the odds.

After he recovered, he realized how important music was in his life.

“I did more music in the past — I also play upright bass — but I stopped while I was working. But this ordeal put us all through the wringer and I realized how important music is in my life along with my family and friends,” Bennett told The Vancouver Sun.

The bassist decided to give Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” a whirl, and playing it in the style of his idol, Victor Wooten.

The video has now been viewed more than 600,000 times. Time to add to the count:

Jim has made the audio available on Soundcloud.

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  1. Really cool jam, you sound like Vic Wooten (= What kind of pedal do you use?

  2. Awesome! Amazing story, and amazing sounds. Looking forward to more!

  3. Inspiring background story and an amazing cover.

  4. Wow Jim. Just wow. Thanks for sharing your amazing gifts with the rest of us. Peace brother.

  5. wow, you are white victor ^^.

  6. Envelope filter is perfect! Very tricky pedal to get a good sound. Great job on a great song!

  7. Jim Bennett! Wow! Amazing, beautiful phrasing, inspiring story!

    Much love from Brasil!

  8. Hi Jim,

    That’s very cool stuff. Any chance you can publish the tab? :)

  9. Hi Jim,

    That’s very cool stuff. Any chance you can publish the tab? :)

  10. wow. that’s pretty much all I can say right now. wow! oh, and another thing – fantastic!

  11. This is beautiful, thank you for sharing! Any way you’d be willing to make the transcription available? I’d love to learn this tune.

  12. Incredible, love it :)

  13. The Funk encompassed in this video…. -shivers-

  14. Amazing rendition! Great execution of the double thumb combined with tapping! Much bass player respect, my friend.

  15. From one bass player to another, amazing. I love Vic, and Stu Hamm, I hear a lot of both in your style. Certified badassery!

  16. Really awesome! I wish best of luck to Jim!

  17. totally cool rendition. even with the edits/cuts.