David Hungate: TOTO’s Secret Weapon

In this episode, I introduce you to the great (and unsung) David Hungate, TOTO’s first bassist (1978-82).

I’ll break down my favorite TOTO groove (1978’s “Georgy Porgy”), show you what the “Bump” Groove is, and unlock the mysteries of the POCKET.

Paul Thompson has been playing bass professionally for over 30 years, including recording and touring stints with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. Recent playing credits include Bob Reynolds, John Pizzarelli, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and Bob James, among others. Currently, he can be seen playing in and around the Pittsburgh, PA area with the THOTH Trio, the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, and many other musicians in the city's rich Jazz community. An educator of over 25 years, Paul currently teaches Jazz Bass at Duquesne University, West Virginia University, and his alma mater, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 Performing Arts School.

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  1. Tom Hungate

    He must be a distant relative.