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StooB

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Favorite gospel bass song list
« on: July 15, 2011, 09:30:14 AM »
I am on the hunt for some suggestions on the best & most inspirational gospel bass playing that has challenged and inspired the bassists here that also could push other bassists further into their playing. I want to get some songs together to practice along to basically.

Maybe we could build up a little list of bass playing gold where people can contribute their favorite songs which features the coolest bass playing, maybe with a short description on why they like the bass parts? This doesn't have to have the most complicated bass playing, but just simply awesome, soulful, holy ghost anointed bass playing. If there is a youtube clip that would be cool too of course.

Here's a few of mine:

John P. Kee - God of Mercy (Rain On Us)  Complicated runs but full of soul
Hezekiah Walker - I'll Be Satisfied
Hezekiah Walker - Lift Him Up - Simply awesome shout runs and all over the place  ;D

Suggestions and opinions please   ;D

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 12:07:14 PM »
something from fred hammond?

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 12:23:22 PM »
I thought about Fred, I love Keep on Praisin and Your Grace, except the bass is quite simple, any suggestions?

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 12:49:41 PM »
I thought about Fred, I love Keep on Praisin and Your Grace, except the bass is quite simple, any suggestions?

Check out his "Pages of Life" Live CD with Terrance Palmer on bass.  "Let the Praise Begin" is a good one.

James Hall's first two CDs are good.

Ricky Dillard's last CD (can't remember the title right now) has some good bass work.

I really like the Youthful Praise "Resting on His Promise" CD

Isaiah Thomas and Elements of Praise "The Greatest" (with Morgan Turner on bass) has some great bass work on it.

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011, 01:15:32 PM »
I thought about Fred, I love Keep on Praisin and Your Grace, except the bass is quite simple, any suggestions?

Fred Hammond:
Destiny- It just grooves
Let me Praise You Now- ummm...cus I just like it lol
He's God- Bass drives the song.
My Deliverer (from the In Case You Missed It... cd)

*Check out the Purpose by Design Las Vegas concert DVD, the first 20 minutes is just pure bass heaven lol*

Hezekiah Walker:
How Much We Can Bear- intro is sick and riffs in the vamp are lovely
I Will Go- Another bass intro, different bass player
Free to Praise Him (From the Live in London DVD, I'm not sure if it's on a cd)

Precious Lord take my hand
Lead me on, help me stand

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011, 02:19:34 PM »
Great suggestions mjl422, How much we can bear is a great intro, of course that small riff from the beginning of Fred's Amazing God is awesome  ;)

Keep 'em coming!   ;D

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011, 02:39:18 PM »

Isaiah Thomas and Elements of Praise "The Greatest" (with Morgan Turner on bass) has some great bass work on it.

I love that entire CD. Never have to skip a track.

Fred Hammond:
Destiny- It just grooves
Let me Praise You Now- ummm...cus I just like it lol
He's God- Bass drives the song.

*Check out the Purpose by Design Las Vegas concert DVD, the first 20 minutes is just pure bass heaven lol*

Hezekiah Walker:
How Much We Can Bear- intro is sick and riffs in the vamp are lovely
I Will Go- Another bass intro, different bass player
Free to Praise Him (From the Live in London DVD, I'm not sure if it's on a cd)



ALL of those.

Reverend Timothy Wright Live in New York
Nothing Can Separate Me

Maurette Brown Clark
I Will Be Alright

Hezekiah Walker
Christ Did It All-Slow Version

Debra Killings
Jesus

Miami Mass Choir
Jesus is the Real Thang(Whew!!! I feel that one in my bones!)

VaShawn Mitchell
Can't Take My Joy Away.


I have soooo many more....but these are what I listen to on a daily basis...mostly because of the bass, lol.

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 02:51:19 PM »
Awesome God- Fred Hammond...I like the whole cd
Take it Back- Dorinda Clark Cole; the musicians killed it
Rain on Us-John P Kee
How much we can Bear- Heze

Matter of fact, anything by Fred & Heze
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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 02:11:08 AM »
Of course this is a classic clip from Sharay Reed playing impossible bass with an impossible groove  ;)

The song is - Joy To The World, but is this down on record?

Bass groovy delightfulness...

Sharay Reed @ Chicago Gospel Musician Jam

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2011, 10:54:52 AM »
Isaiah Thomas and Elements of Praise "The Greatest" (with Morgan Turner on bass) has some great bass work on it.


I'ma have to check this out....Morgan Turner is quickly becoming one of my favorites...if not my favorite bassist.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2011, 11:19:19 AM »
I'ma have to check this out....Morgan Turner is quickly becoming one of my favorites...if not my favorite bassist.


These are great tips, I've never heard of Morgan before, he's all over this track at the end...

Isaiah D Thomas Said He Would Be With Me

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2011, 08:41:37 PM »
I'm old school, so i will have to go with

1) Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir\Live In Chicago- Dawn Of A New Era
2) James Moore - Live at Jackson State University

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2011, 09:10:06 PM »
I'm old school, so i will have to go with

1) Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir\Live In Chicago- Dawn Of A New Era
2) James Moore - Live at Jackson State University


Love, Love, Love that CD!!!

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2011, 10:09:38 PM »
Just downloaded Mr Thomas from ITunes!!!
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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2011, 10:20:47 PM »
Just downloaded Mr Thomas from ITunes!!!

Dude....I can't wait to hear what you have to say about it. That cd is FIYA!!!!

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2011, 11:32:50 PM »
I had to stop listening to it...smh; I wanted to grab my bass, and start learning songs.  If I do that...I won't be at church in da morning...lol. 

SN:  I only made it to track 2...
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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2011, 02:14:03 AM »
I had to stop listening to it...smh; I wanted to grab my bass, and start learning songs.  If I do that...I won't be at church in da morning...lol. 

SN:  I only made it to track 2...

This thread is working  ;)

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 07:39:46 AM »
listening to i'll be satisfied   

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2011, 11:13:19 AM »
Awesome track, love Reggie's bass lines

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Re: Favorite gospel bass song list
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2011, 10:51:05 PM »
I had to stop listening to it...smh; I wanted to grab my bass, and start learning songs.  If I do that...I won't be at church in da morning...lol. 

SN:  I only made it to track 2...

Wait till you get to "Focus on You Reprise" and "I Will Bless The Lord".  The whole CD is a bass clinic. 

I had the pleasure of seeing Isaiah Thomas minister live on Saturday.  He did I Will Bless the Lord, Said he would be with me and another song (I can't remember the name right now).  He had one of the tightest bands I've ever seen.
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