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Slave: Slide, Live 1981

Slave’s “Slide” was one of those songs that created a wave of new bass players, thanks to the down and dirty groove pinned down by the late Mark Adams.

Get a dose of some old school funk with this performance from a 1981 episode of Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.

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Cool guitar solo! Don Krishner’s Rock Concert was a good show back in the day

Trey Smith

it is a shame it isn’t really live…I looked around youtube and there isn’t much live from them especially back in the day. That is some old school fo sho



This song was Slave’s first hit single on their self titled album in 1977. The song made me fall in love with the Bass. Mark Adams became my inspiration to play the Bass. He is the only Bass player that made the slide in songs sound so good and recognizable in hit songs in their future albums.
His distinctive sound that his Bass makes has never been duplicated and recognizable too.