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Stories Behind the Songs: Chuck Rainey
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: Chuck Rainey

Chuck Rainey’s bass lines have laid the foundation for many of the most popular songs in pop, rock, jazz and fusion that emerged from the ’60s and ’70s. From Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye to Steely Dan, he’s played an integral part in the music of at least five Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees. As a result, he...

Donation Fund Set Up for Chuck Rainey’s Recovery
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Donation Fund Set Up for Chuck Rainey’s Recovery

A Medical and Well Health Fund has been set up for bass legend Chuck Rainey, who suffered a major stroke last year. Though his family is hopeful for a full recovery, Rainey has not been able to work during his treatment. As his medical bills increase, his income has decreased, according to the message on the donation site. Rainey’s impressive...

Bass Play-Along Week: Fredrik Owman’s Steely Dan “Peg” Bass Play-Along
Bass Videos

Bass Play-Along Week: Fredrik Owman’s Steely Dan “Peg” Bass Play-Along

Check out Fredrik Owman, aka bassowman, a bassist from Sweden who just nails Chuck Rainey’s bass line on Steely Dan’s “Peg”. We couldn’t help but envy Fredrik’s all-original 1966 Fender Precision either.

Chuck Rainey Recovering After Stroke
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Chuck Rainey Recovering After Stroke

After suffering a major stroke on Friday November 4th, bass legend Chuck Rainey is expected to have a full recovery, according to his wife Susan. “Thank U Dear Friends for all the prayers and healing Light,” Mrs. Rainey posted on Facebook. “Chuck had a stroke Friday night but the prognosis is good for a full recovery. Please keep him in...

Steely Dan’s “Peg”: Instrumental with Chuck Rainey
Bass Videos

Steely Dan’s “Peg”: Instrumental with Chuck Rainey

This is cool beyond words… Chuck Rainey laying it down in this instrumental reunion remake of Steely Dan’s “Peg”, from Aja. Bonus: Bernard Purdie on drums. This is from the DVD, .

Rocky Mountain Bass Slam
Events

Rocky Mountain Bass Slam

Organizers for The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam have announced their next event will be held on Saturday, May 21st in Boulder, Colorado. The event is “a celebration of Colorado Bass Talent of all styles”, and will feature headliners/clinicians Chuck Rainey, Doug Johns, Bryan Beller and Kai Eckhart. The clinicians will demonstrate various groove and rhythm techniques, offer advice on practicing...

King Curtis Live at The Shea Stadium, with Chuck Rainey
Bass Videos

King Curtis Live at The Shea Stadium, with Chuck Rainey

Last night, we featured a King Curtis video from the archives, with Jerry Jemmott. Today, we have another treat… a live clip of King Curtis and his band, opening for The Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965. This time, Chuck Rainey is holding down the low end.

The Funky Bass Book
New Albums

The Funky Bass Book

Backbeat Books has released The Funky Bass Book, compiled and edited by former Bass Player magazine editor Bill Leigh. The 256 page book offers a huge collection of “funked-up wisdom and inspiration”, tracing back to the pioneers of R&B, soul and funk, to the latest hop-hop, neo-soul and Gospel. The book’s forward is by Bootsy Collins. The Funky Bass Book‘s...

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Victor Wooten offering two new music camps

Victor Wooten is holding two upcoming camps, as part of his music and nature series held at the new Wooten Woods Retreat. “Spirit of Music” will take place from September 3-6, 2009. Victor and his staff plan to explore these questions with campers: Is there a spiritual side to Music? Do you want to find out? Can Music “speak” to...