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Larry Graham and Graham Central Station Play Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”
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Larry Graham and Graham Central Station Play Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”

Yep, you read that right. During an appearance on the Dutch radio show GIEL to promote his European tour, Larry Graham and his band Graham Central Station took current pop music head on by tackling the Maroon 5 tune “Moves Like Jagger”. Armed with his iconic white bass and some gnarly effects, the slap bass innovator nails the tune and...

Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover
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Karl Clews: “Come Together” Solo Bass Cover

Bassist Karl Clews sent us this video of him performing his solo bass arrangement of the Beatles’ “Come Together”. Funky! Oh, and nice Alembic (’93 Alembic Stanley Clarke Deluxe)!

Brian Bromberg: “Voodoo Child”
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Brian Bromberg: “Voodoo Child”

Brian Bromberg pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix in this clip, playing both standard and piccolo bass, and taking a few tasty solos along the way. We love it when bassists cover Hendrix. So much so, we made a top 10 list last year.

Evan Marien: “Havona” (Jaco Pastorius Solo Bass Cover)
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Evan Marien: “Havona” (Jaco Pastorius Solo Bass Cover)

Evan Marien has taken one of Jaco Pastorius’ great compositions, “Havona” and put his spin on it. Evan took the chord changes for the tune, programmed some backing tracks on his computer, and let it rip on his bass. Evan shares the details: “I’m playing and soloing over the chord changes to Havona by Jaco Pastorius: Emaj7#11 Cmaj7#11 Bmaj7#11 Gmaj7#11...

Aaron Gibson: “I Will Take You Home” (All-Bass Grateful Dead Cover)
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Aaron Gibson: “I Will Take You Home” (All-Bass Grateful Dead Cover)

Aaron Gibson shared this touching video of his solo bass arrangement of the Grateful Dead’s “I Will Take You Home.” Aaron said, “For Daughters and Dads and in memory of Brent Mydland”. Mydland, of course, was the Dead’s keyboardist until his death in 1990. He cowrote this song with John Perry Barlow as a lullaby for his two daughters. Gibson...

Evan Brewer: Jimi Hendrix Bass Medley
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Evan Brewer: Jimi Hendrix Bass Medley

Jimi Hendrix’s virtuosic playing inspired millions of musicians, not just guitarists. Evan Brewer sent us this great medley of Hendrix tunes arranged for solo bass with his own twist. Evan starts with a filter-laden “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)” before kicking into a riff from “Hey Joe”, then into a nice tapping version of “Little Wing” and wrapping up with “Fire”.

Doug Alexis: The Chicken
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Doug Alexis: The Chicken

Facebook friend Art Araya shared this remarkable and unique video of bassist Doug Alexis performing his own take on “The Chicken”. The tune, written by Pee Wee Ellis, was made popular of course by Jaco Pastorius. This has to be the most creative version we’ve heard yet.

Viaceslav Svedov: “No Woman, No Cry” All Bass Cover
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Viaceslav Svedov: “No Woman, No Cry” All Bass Cover

Viaceslav Svedov typically offers super high energy takes on a variety of all-bass cover tunes. Here, he shows a more laid back style with one terrific cover of Bob Marley’s beautiful “No Woman, No Cry”. Is there anything Viaceslav can’t do? Editor’s note: We loved this so much, we decided to transcribe it. Check it out.

Ed Friedland: Looping Bass Version of Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”
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Ed Friedland: Looping Bass Version of Steely Dan’s “Do It Again”

Here’s a cool video of Ed Friedland, aka the Bass Whisperer, building up a full on version of Steely Dan’s classic “Do It Again” during a 2010 clinic at the Bass Emporium in Austin, Texas. After “giving the drummer some,” Friedland fills out the tune’s bass line, chords and melody before ripping into a tasty solo.

Dirty Loops: Baby (Justin Bieber Cover, with Bass Awesomeness)
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Dirty Loops: Baby (Justin Bieber Cover, with Bass Awesomeness)

This one is blowing UP! Dirty Loops has done it again. This time the Swedish trio has created a pumped-up version of Justin Bieber’s hit “Baby,” with an absolutely killing solo from bassist Henrik Linder at the 1:41 mark. Dirty Loops has a reputation for taking pop songs we can’t stand and making them awesome. If you haven’t heard of...