Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (September 2021)
September was a great month for bass videos. Here is your monthly roundup of the top 10 reader favorite videos for the month.
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Blackberry Smoke joined with members of Allman Betts band from their 2021 “Spirit Of The South” Tour and performed ZZ Top’s “Jesus Left Chicago” as a tribute to Dusty Hill, who passed away in July.
Ever since Tech 21’s Dale Krevens sent us the video of 9-year-old bassist Ellen Alaverdyan playing along to “Tom Sawyer“, I’ve been seeing her show up in a lot of places. Here’s one that flat out grooves.
Here’s a great clip from the Crossroads Festival in 2010, which kicks off with Jeff Beck performing with Rhonda Smith on bass. The video closes out Buddy Guy performing “Five Long Years” with Jonny Lang, Ronnie Wood, and Orlando Wright.
I love Charles Berthoud’s “Hardest Song In The World” series. In this one, he decided to turn AC/DC’s “Back in Black” into the hardest song ever. The solo is pretty epic.
Tony Levin shared this video on Facebook saying, “Here’s something different: a version of ‘Elephant Talk’ quite unlike the others.” Here’s The Levin Brothers performing their own take on the King Crimson classic live.
Julia Hofer is back with another “Top 5” video, and this time, she’s focusing on the incredible work of Pino Palladino. Choosing just 5 bass lines by Pino seems next to impossible, so Julia narrowed it down to some of her all-time favorites.
Federico Malaman is bringing it on his Youtube channel. Here’s a great lesson video he just shared, focusing on playing octaves in 16th notes in the style of Jaco Pastorius. He said this is how we “become Olympic champions of dance style bass lines!”
If it wasn’t for Fleetwood Mac, No Treble may have never existed. We can thank John McVie’s tasty bass lines for inspiring me as a kid. Here’s a fantastic video from 1976, with the band performing “Over My Head”.
Cory Wong and Dirty Loops have followed up their video for “Follow the Light” with the next one from their collaborative record, “Turbo”, which drops tomorrow. In this one, they perform their arrangement of Michael Jackson’s hit tune, “Thriller”.
No Treble reader Zvonimir Bucevic sent us this video, and it is incredible. Check out this Stanley Clarke solo during a Return to Forever concert in 1972. Legend!