Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (August 2021)

August was a huge month for videos on No Treble, with over 150,000 views. Here are the best of the best – the top 10 reader favorite videos for the month.

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Prince: Play That Funky Music / Hollywood Swinging / Fantastic Voyage

1. Prince: Play That Funky Music / Hollywood Swinging / Fantastic Voyage

Today’s video comes from Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” Deluxe Edition Blu Ray and his performance “Live at the Forum 4/28/11”. Ida Nielsen lays down the funky groove, and then Prince grabs a bass and takes it to the next level.
Ellen Alaverdyan: Tom Sawyer

2. Ellen Alaverdyan: Tom Sawyer

Tech 21’s Dale Krevens sent us this video by 9-year-old bassist Ellen Alaverdyan. In this clip, she plays along to Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” (and she nailed it).
Band Geek: Siberian Khatru

3. Band Geek: Siberian Khatru

We’ve previously featured videos by Richie Castellano’s Bank Geek project, including these two covers of Yes’s “Roundabout” and “Close To The Edge”. In this one, they take on “Siberian Khatru”.
Queen: John Deacon’s Isolated Bass on “Another One Bites The Dust”

4. Queen: John Deacon’s Isolated Bass on “Another One Bites The Dust”

We are back with the rock classic - and an isolated bass and drums track. Roger Taylor locks in the rhythm tracks and John Deacon lays it down with the Musicman Bass on “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.
The Isley Brothers: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

5. The Isley Brothers: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

NPR Music just posted this incredible Tiny Desk (Home) Concert featuring The Isley Brothers. The band gets down with four tunes during this performance, anchored by Maurice Fitzgerald.
Sweetwater: Hartke Bass Clinic with Victor Wooten

6. Sweetwater: Hartke Bass Clinic with Victor Wooten

Sweetwater has been crushing it with their bass-related content lately! In this video, we have the great Victor Wooten giving us more insight into this art that we call music.
Leonid & Friends: After The Love Has Gone

7. Leonid & Friends: After The Love Has Gone

It is always a good day when a new Leonid & Friends video drops. Here’s Leonid Vorobyev and the band performing Earth, Wind & Fire’s “After The Love Has Gone”.
Vi and Earth, Wind & Fire: If I Ever Lose This Heaven

8. Vi and Earth, Wind & Fire: If I Ever Lose This Heaven

Mark Hall shared this video on our Facebook Group. In this clip, members of Earth, Wind & Fire joined vocalist/pianist Vi at Frankfurt Studio in Woodland Hills CA to perform this epic cover. Verdine White lays it down!
Spyro Gyra: Not Unlike That

9. Spyro Gyra: Not Unlike That

Mike Matthews sent us a video simply (and correctly) entitled “Scott Ambush Amazing Bass Solo.” After a little digging, we found the full video, which is taken from a Spyro Gyra performance at Jazz In Marciac back in 2014.
Oscar Peterson Trio: You Look Good To Me

10. Oscar Peterson Trio: You Look Good To Me

One of the albums to really get me into jazz was the Oscar Peterson Trio’s “We Get Requests”. Ray Brown’s playing on that record is outstanding, especially his feature on “You Look Good To Me”. Here’s a live version of the song, recorded in 1965.

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