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Stevie Wonder: “Higher Ground” Isolated Synth Bass and Drums
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Stevie Wonder: “Higher Ground” Isolated Synth Bass and Drums

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 & 5th Quarter: 1992 Jazz Fest
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Wayman Tisdale & 5th Quarter: 1992 Jazz Fest

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.

Stanley Clarke and Gregory Hines: Arsenio Hall Show Performance
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Stanley Clarke and Gregory Hines: Arsenio Hall Show Performance

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.

Kickback with Nate Watts
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Kickback with Nate Watts

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!

Marcus Miller: Billboard Live Tokyo Show Warmup
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Marcus Miller: Billboard Live Tokyo Show Warmup

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.

Brian Culbertson: “Heroes Of The Dawn” Behind the Scenes (with Jimmy Haslip)
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Brian Culbertson: “Heroes Of The Dawn” Behind the Scenes (with Jimmy Haslip)

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.

Bruno Mars: Jamareo Artis’s Isolated Bass on “Uptown Funk”
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Bruno Mars: Jamareo Artis’s Isolated Bass on “Uptown Funk”

“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!

Larry Graham: The Origins of Thumping, Plucking… and Bass History
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Larry Graham: The Origins of Thumping, Plucking… and Bass History

We can all agree that Larry Graham might be the baddest thumper of all time. In this clip from 1980, he gives us a bit of bass history. Larry breaks it down with a live drummer and the funk doesn’t let up!

BrownMark’s Battle of the Basses: “777 9311” vs “Square Biz”
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BrownMark’s Battle of the Basses: “777 9311” vs “Square Biz”

BrownMark has been killing it with his Rumble Bass vs. Slap Bass series on YouTube. This clip is so funky, I couldn’t keep it to myself. In the video, BrownMark put the funk classics “777-9311” and “Square Biz” in the skillet.

George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends
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George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends

Marcus Miller with an all-star cast of musicians? YES, PLEASE!! Marcus has teamed up with the Smooth Jazz Cruise to bring the “Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends” concert series. In this video, they jam with the legendary George Benson.

Slave: Mark Adams’s Isolated Bass on “Just a Touch of Love”
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Slave: Mark Adams’s Isolated Bass on “Just a Touch of Love”

Mark Adams is definitely on my list of top bass players. When Slave’s “Just a Touch of Love” dropped in ’79, it set the bass world on fire. Here’s Mark’s isolated bass on the track.

Louis Johnson: Live Clinic (1994)
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Louis Johnson: Live Clinic (1994)

I’m still going down my Louis Johnson rabbit hole, and I keep finding cool stuff! In this clip from 1994, most likely in Japan, Louis looks to be holding a clinic of some sort.