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 at the 21 second mark).
I shared this with Kevin to see what he thought, and he summed it up best: “Nice lines, good use of droning the d-string on some parts, plus the build up and double time is epic.”
Note: we’ve featured a different isolated version of this tune before – with bass and drums.