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Rebecca Johnson Band: Live Compilation
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Rebecca Johnson Band: Live Compilation

Rebecca Johnson shared this video with some exciting news: “First gig of 2021 last Sunday. Fun to play live again after far too long.” Armed with her Dean Edge Select bass, she and her band lay down the funk.

Rebecca Johnson Band: You Gotta Be
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Rebecca Johnson Band: You Gotta Be

Rebecca Johnson recently shared this video on Facebook of her band’s last gig before the shutdown last year. In this clip, the band performs a great cover of Des’ree’s “You Gotta Be”. We can’t wait for this to be a thing again.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Rebecca Johnson
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Rebecca Johnson

This year, we finally got to hear Rebecca Johnson’s story, thanks to our interview with her. That, plus a steady dose of videos throughout 2020 placed her at #5 on the “2020 Reader Favorite Bassists” list.

Rebecca Johnson Band: Kiss
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Rebecca Johnson Band: Kiss

Today is Rebecca Johnson’s birthday, so it is a perfect time to share another one of her killer videos in celebration. Here’s a great clip of her band getting funky with Prince’s “Kiss.”

Rebecca Johnson Band: Mo Hippa
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Rebecca Johnson Band: Mo Hippa

Rebecca Johnson is back with another funky video with her band, from a 2017 gig at The Co-Op Club in Sydney, Australia. In this one, they take on Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen’s “Mo Hippa.”

Rebecca Johnson Band: I Keep Forgettin’
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Rebecca Johnson Band: I Keep Forgettin’

As always, Rebecca Johnson and her band knock us out with each new video they share. In this one, they perform Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’.” Rebecca’s tone is incredible, and once again, she simultaneously handles the lead vocals.

Rebecca Johnson Band: Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)
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Rebecca Johnson Band: Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)

Rebecca Johnson and her band shared this video in honor of Rocco Prestia, who sadly passed away earlier this week. In this clip, the band covers Tower of Power’s 1974 tune, “Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)”.

An Interview with Rebecca Johnson
Interviews

An Interview with Rebecca Johnson

Even though she can cite all of her influences from the funk, soul, and R&B masters, Rebecca Johnson has a groove all of her own. We caught up with Johnson to talk about her playing, recording gigs, and finding the people you want to play with.

Rebecca Johnson and Con Settineri: Bass/Drums Home Studio Jam
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Rebecca Johnson and Con Settineri: Bass/Drums Home Studio Jam

Rebecca Johnson is trying out a new bass (a Dean Edge Select 5), and so she decided to document it. In this clip, Rebecca gives the new bass a test drive in bass/drum jam at home with Con Settineri.

Rebecca Johnson Band: You Got The Love
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Rebecca Johnson Band: You Got The Love

Back in June, we shared a video by the Rebecca Johnson Band performing Steely Dan’s “Peg”. Here’s another from the same set. Rebecca says this is a favorite song in her setlist: “You Got The Love” from the Rufus & Chaka Khan album, “Rags to Rufus”.

Rebecca Johnson Band: Peg
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Rebecca Johnson Band: Peg

Steely Dan’s “Peg” is one of my all-time favorite tunes, thanks to the incredible bass line by Chuck Rainey. Rebecca Johnson and her band performed the tune live back in January. As always, Rebecca knocks us out with both her playing and singing.

Rebecca Johnson Band: Car Wash
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Rebecca Johnson Band: Car Wash

Rebecca Johnson sent me this video, and I was glad she did. Earlier this month, Rebecca took the stage with her band and laid down some serious funk on Rose Royce’s “Car Wash.” Dig that tone!