Isolated Bass Archives
Weather Report: Jaco Pastorius’s Isolated Bass on “Teen Town”
We can never get enough of Jaco Pastorius. In this isolated bass clip, Jaco plays this classic with a bit of his drumming in the mix. You can really hear that fretless growl!
Faces: Stay With Me (Isolated Bass & Drums)
We recently shared a video from the archives of Faces performing “Stay with Me.” Richard Tofts and Steve Boisen recommended we check out the isolated bass and drums clip from the tune. Here’s Ronnie Lane and Kenney Jones great work on the tune.
Queen: John Deacon’s Isolated Bass on “Another One Bites The Dust”
We are back with the rock classic - and an isolated bass and drums track. Roger Taylor locks in the rhythm tracks and John Deacon lays it down with the Musicman Bass on “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.
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”.
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!
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.
Vulfpeck: Joe Dart’s Isolated Bass on “Disco Ulysses”
Bart Funk Bass has shared a great clip with Joe Dart isolated on the Vulfpeck tune, “Disco Ulysses”. We always love the isolated clips, as well as anything by Dart!
Louis Johnson: “Get On The Floor” Isolated Bass
Today, I’m coming at you with an isolated bass video featuring the great Louis Johnson! In this clip, we hear LJ’s bass from “Off The Wall”, and the two basses for the recording: the trusty Stingray, and the classic Alembic Series I bass.
Elton John: “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” (Dee Murray’s Isolated Bass)
I recently went on a search for videos of Dee Murray (which, unfortunately, are hard to find). This clip came with the claim that this is Murray’s isolated bass on Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.”
NT10: Top 10 Isolated Bass Tracks
Over the years, our Isolated Bass clips have been listened to 1.5 million times. We’ve published over 50 of them, and we’re so glad we don’t have to rank them ourselves. Thankfully, we leave that to you. Here are the top 10 reader favorite isolated bass clips over our history.
Rush: Cygnus X-1 Isolated Bass, Drums, and Vocals
YYNOT’s Tim Starace shared this isolated track on our Facebook Group recently. We waited to share it today, which is Geddy Lee’s birthday. “Pure Geddy goodness from my vault. I present to you the isolated bass (for the most part) from ‘Cygnus X-1, The Voyage’,” Tim shared. Happy birthday, Geddy!
Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf (Geezer Butler’s Isolated Bass)
Today is bass legend Geezer Butler’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a killer isolated bass track from one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs: “Sweet Leaf.” It’s the opening track from 1971 album, Master of Reality, and besides being a heavy song, it’s a great example of Butler’s style. He lays down the riffs with a huge, sludgy tone, accenting...