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Groove – Episode #29: Chuck Rainey
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #29: Chuck Rainey

How does one concisely (and intelligently) write something meaningful about an artist like Chuck Rainey? It’s easy to say that Chuck is an American bassist who was born in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to play with artists like Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, etc… He’s so much more than that, to those who...

Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp Returns for 2017
Events

Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp Returns for 2017

Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp is returning for 2017, and it’s promising to be another great event. The three-day camp will take place March 17th through the 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a great lineup of instructors. This year participants will learn from Bryan Beller, Mike Pope, Adam Nitti, Justin Raines, Freekbass, Rob Smith, Anthony Wellington, and of course, Veasley....

Bass Bash Returns for 2017
Events

Bass Bash Returns for 2017

The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio Rolli. Besides all the incredible...

Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book

Steely Dan fans will want to check out Aidan Hampson’s latest transcription book, which documents the bass lines from the band’s biggest hits. The 13-song collection covers their most prolific period from 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill to 1980’s Gaucho. Featuring hits like “Reelin’ In The Years”, “My Old School”, “Peg”, and more, the book includes the bass work of...

Oceans of Love: Chuck Rainey’s Life in Music
Bassists

Oceans of Love: Chuck Rainey’s Life in Music

“I wouldn’t be the musician I am today without Chuck Rainey,” said Victor Wooten. “If there was a musical soundtrack put to my childhood, Chuck would have played bass on most of it.” We should have taken Wooten’s adulation as fact, but we weren’t sure. Was Rainey some sort of musical superhero? As bass players, we had all made the...

Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration
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Victor Wooten’s VixCamps Open For Registration

Registration is now open for Victor Wooten’s 2016 Music and Nature Camps. This season includes five main programs at Wooten Woods outside of Nashville, Tennessee plus three additional programs that branch out the educational offerings. VixCamps kicks off with the original Bass/Nature Camp from July 18th to the 24th. “Following the outline set in motion in the camp’s inaugural year...

Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced
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Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

The Rocky Mountains will be shaking once again at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam on May 15th, 2016. This year the Slam, held in Denver, will be headlined by bass legend Chuck Rainey and funkmeister Doug Johns along with local performers. “The Bass Slam will showcase the Colorado Bass Talent via several different formats: There will be solo...

Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, David T. Walker and More: Tighten Up
Bass Videos

Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, David T. Walker and More: Tighten Up

Today is bass legend Chuck Rainey’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a jam of epic proportions. Here’s Rainey jamming the 1968 Archie Bell and the Drells song “Tighten Up,” from the 1993 “Coolin’ ’N Groovin’” performance in Japan. The session includes a who’s who of R&B session players, including drummer Bernard Purdie, guitarist David T. Walker, organist Sonny Phillips, saxophonist...

2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10: Chuck Rainey
2013 Reader Favorites

2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #10: Chuck Rainey

For a period of about a year, between late 2011 and late 2012, bassist Chuck Rainey was met with some major events. In late 2011, the bass legend suffered a stroke. Twelve months later, he lost his home in a fire. Thankfully, 2013 closed with better news. Rainey was able to release his new album, Interpretations of a Groove, thanks...

Xotic Unveils Chuck Rainey Signature Bass
Basses

Xotic Unveils Chuck Rainey Signature Bass

Bass legend Chuck Rainey has a new signature model from Xotic called the XPJ-1T, a bass designed with versatility in mind. Rainey collaborated with Xotic on the bass which features a P/J pickup configuration with elements of the company’s XP and XJ models. The XPJ-1T starts with a ash body and a bolt-on maple neck with 21 frets. Its original...

Track by Track: Chuck Rainey Talks “Interpretations of a Groove”
Track by Track

Track by Track: Chuck Rainey Talks “Interpretations of a Groove”

Let’s face it, if you call yourself a bass player and don’t know and speak the name Chuck Rainey with reverence, then you would be in the minority. The bulk of us have long admired and emulated this pioneer of the bass guitar from the moment we began playing anything that grooved. Indeed, for most of us, that admiration started...

Chuck Rainey Loses Home to Fire
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Chuck Rainey Loses Home to Fire

Chuck Rainey has been dealt another tragedy just 12 months after suffering a stroke, as the 72-year old bassist and family have lost their home to a fire on November 15th. Luckily, the Rainey family is unharmed, but the local fired department described the amount of loss as “quite a lot.” The family has set up a Facebook page to...