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Brother Theodore, aka Ted Gould III, Releases “St. Ann”
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Brother Theodore, aka Ted Gould III, Releases “St. Ann”

Ted Gould III has worked with New Orleans legend Zigaboo Modeliste, Jon B., Prince Damons, and more. (He’s even written for No Treble.) Now the veteran bassist has released his debut album as a bandleader under the moniker Brother Theodore.

Ted Gould III Publishes “The Blue-Collar Bassist”
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Ted Gould III Publishes “The Blue-Collar Bassist”

Bassist and No Treble contributor Ted Gould III (aka Blyss) has just published a new book called “The Blue-Collar Bassist: How To Get Gigs & Be The Player That Everyone Wants To Hire.” The 113-page book is full of real-world information on becoming a professional.

Ted “Blyss” Gould: Alison
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Ted “Blyss” Gould: Alison

Our friend Ted “Blyss” Gould put together a stunning video of his bass and vocals cover of the Elvis Costello tune, “Alison.” Blyss tells the story: “I remember the first time I heard ‘Alison’ in the second to last room the shotgun house that I grew up in. The haunting guitar intro, the laid back groove, Elvis’ raw vocals. It’s...

Ted “Blyss” Gould: Sometimes it Snows in April
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Ted “Blyss” Gould: Sometimes it Snows in April

No Treble columnist Ted “Blyss” Gould shared this solo bass cover of Prince’s “Sometimes it Snows in April” over the weekend, and it knocked me out. “A tribute to the Prince who is probably the most influential artist of my life,” Blyss shared. “I started playing around with the bass-only version of this classic Prince tune last night. Still working...

Ted “Blyss” Gould: “People Make the World Go Round” All Bass & Drums Cover
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Ted “Blyss” Gould: “People Make the World Go Round” All Bass & Drums Cover

Philadelphia soul groups always hit the spot with me, so when Ted “Blyss” Gould, sent in his all bass cover of “People Make the World Go Round” by the Stylistics, I was sold. Enlisting the help of drummer Dante “Taz” Roberson, Blyss shows up in triplicate in the video playing the bass line, melody, and the chords. His axes are...