Level 42: “Children Say, The Spirit Is Free” and “Leaving Me Now” (Live)

At a studio session a few days ago, I had a conversation about bassists who double on vocals. That got me thinking about the great Mark King.

Level 42 is a great example of an extremely tight band. It blows my mind that he can do both at the same time! His bass lines are intricate! I can play drums and sing, but the bass is harder for me because I want to sing what I play. Mark does it flawlessly!

Joshua Sailor is a session bassist, producer and engineer on the West Coast. Currently working with Cloud Microphones on the "Get Lifted" Web Series, showcasing how to use Cloudlifters in studio, live and podcasting situations. You can contact him at [email protected].

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  1. Scott Isaacson

    Mr. King & G. Husband…WOW! Then add the rest of this Band! Great musicians Band & they made that crossover to so many fans.