Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2019)
We closed out 2019 strong with some epic bass videos. Here are the top 10 most-watched videos for the month of December.
Here’s a great clip recorded during a 1993 rehearsal with Bootsy Collins and his band. It is cool to see Bootsy directing the group and playing his funky lines. Check out his reaction around the 4:05 mark to Bernie Worrell’s epic clavinet run.
As bassist for the Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source, you may not have expected John Ferrara to drop a Stone Temple Pilots cover. But that’s exactly what he just did.
This is one of those funk songs that is just so fun to play. “Skin Tight” was a hit in 1974 and it holds up thanks to the bass line by Marshall “Rock” Jones. Here’s a clip taken from the Dutch TV show TopPop.
If you have some time on your hands today, you’re in luck. Joe Dart made an appearance at Berklee for a bass clinic, and we now can watch the full event. Joe talks about Vulfpeck, music, playing with drummers, and plays throughout.
We’ve featured a handful of videos by guitarist Martin Miller, but none quite like this. In this clip, Martin is joined by Paul Gilbert in this live studio performance of Rush’s “YYZ.” Benni Jud drives some gnarly tone behind the band.
Kevin sent me this incredible video of Alphonso Johnson‘s band performing Mongo Santamaría’s “Afro Blue,” which was popularized by John Coltrane. This was a new group Alphonso formed earlier this year - and what a killer band it is!
In October, Vulfpeck packed Madison Square Garden for a concert. The band has just announced a live album from the show, and a video to go along with it. Joe Dart shows another side on this, helping with the vocals in this intro of “Back Pocket.”
Sharay Reed is all about groove. Here’s a new live clip by Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, who perform “Love Will Find A Way” at the Resident in celebration of Cory’s birthday.
Louis Johnson was one of the most dynamic bassists of all time. Here’s a great clip of him performing “Silly Fightin'” with the George Duke Band in Tokyo during a 1983 concert - complete with a killer bass solo.
Led Zeppelin’s classic “Kashmir” features an epic arrangement filled out with strings, horns, and a mellotron. David Sutkin, Lukas Kuban and Adrian Maruszczyk decided to take things the other way by rocking it out with two basses and a drumset.