Joshua Sailor is back with another great and funky isolated synth bass (and Linn Drum) track, from Michael Jackson's classic track "Thriller".
1983 was definitely a good year. A shift in music was happening. David Bowie and Nile Rodgers hooked up to produce one of the biggest records of the 80s, “Let’s Dance”. Here’s Carmine Rojas’s isolated bass track layered with synth bass.
In this clip, we hear the isolated bass track for the Bee Gee’s #1 classic, “You Should Be Dancing”. The tone coming from that P Bass is glorious, and Maurice Gibbs’s playing is rock solid on this tune. A great lesson on pocket bass playing!
It would be wrong to focus on Synth Bass and not include anything by Parliament-Funkadelic. Upon searching for some cool videos, I stumbled across the multitrack for the funk classic “Knee Deep”. Junie Morrison is laying down the groove. PHAT!
You asked for more Synth Bass, and we delivered. In today’s clip, we’re checking out Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror”. Legendary keyboardist Greg Phillinganes handles bass duties on this tune. Greg is an absolute monster on synth bass!
My love runs deep for synth bass. Today’s clip comes from the one and only Stevie Wonder. In this one, we hear Stevie’s isolated Moog Bass on the classic track, “Higher Ground”.
Wayman Tisdale was definitely something special. He had a very unique style and tone. In this clip, we catch Wayman with the 5th Quarter Band, performing live in 1992.
Here is one of my favorite videos ever, and I’m thrilled to share this piece of sweet nostalgia! In this classic clip from 1989, Stanley Clarke is seen here with Gregory Hines, on the Arsenio Hall Show.
Nate Watts is definitely a legend in the game. In this clip, Nate sits down with Hartke for an in-depth interview. There are tons of gems and cool stories in this one!
We can’t get enough of Marcus Miller. He truly is the total package. In this 2012 clip, Marcus is seen here warming up before a performance in Japan. I’ve always wanted to know what Marcus plays to warm up, and this is perfect.
I always love these behind-the-scenes videos in the studio. In this one, we see pianist Brian Culbertson in the studio with The Yellowjackets rhythm section: Will Kennedy and Jimmy Haslip. This clip is a clinic on drums and bass locking in the pocket.
“Uptown Funk” is one of those songs that gets you moving. That groove is infectious. Here is the isolated bass on the track. Jamareo “Jam” Artis has been one of my favorites since 2009, so this is a treat for me!