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    Look up "Jay Leonhardt's Bass Lesson". First song he performs is "It's Impossible to Sing and Play the Bass."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croakie View Post
    Paul McCartney!!!
    And also Rush.


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    Les Claypool of Primus
    https://youtu.be/hMsJlJdWof8
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    Les Claypool is really amazing - definitely one of a kind!!

    Completely forgot about Sheryl Crow; here's a quarantine version of her song.
    https://youtu.be/B3H1yZrz0rQ

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    I played bass primarily for 20+ years and never could get the hang of singing while playing. I could *sometimes* sing backup vocals if my bass line was simple root or root-5th. But a walking bass line or a counter melody and my brain would freeze if I tried to sing. I don't know how some people do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    And also Rush.
    Geddy Lee's vocals are amazing but, if you listen, he's either singing between bass riffs or his bass lines are following his vocals rather than opposing. The others mentioned, like McCartney and Sting, are a different story...

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    Just stumbled onto this video from almost 40 years ago. Heard of Talking Heads but never really listened to their music or seen their videos. Tina Weymouth is outstanding on bass - amazed she can keep the beat while doing those movements.

    https://youtu.be/jShMQw2H2cM

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampeep View Post
    Just stumbled onto this video from almost 40 years ago. Heard of Talking Heads but never really listened to their music or seen their videos. Tina Weymouth is outstanding on bass - amazed she can keep the beat while doing those movements.

    https://youtu.be/jShMQw2H2cM
    Dang! That's quite a workout!

    Love Talking Heads, check out their video, Stop making Sense...

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    Thanks!! A whole lot of 80's weird funkiness.

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    I believe that Nick Lowe and Sting are two more examples of singing bass players.

    I can't claim to do it, since I can't really play bass, but I keep trying to do it for "Fever". That works well with singing and bass if only one could nail it.
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