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beeboshain
06-06-2007, 08:48 PM
anyone here think that larry graham is the best!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pbhxB7cGbw

Drmckool
06-06-2007, 08:50 PM
i think he's the ****, the man invented my favorite style

beeboshain
06-06-2007, 08:51 PM
victor wooten and les claypool are amazing but they wouldnt be able to have that style if it wasnt for him

jazz_rock_feel
06-06-2007, 09:01 PM
I'm sorry, Graham blows Wooten and Claypool out of the water. He is possibly the greatest bass player of all time. Definitely the greatest funk bass player of all time.

kmbuchamushroom
06-06-2007, 09:02 PM
Its illegal for anyone to be that funky nowadays.

Charlatan_001
06-06-2007, 09:03 PM
Awesome tone, awesome funk.

jazz_rock_feel
06-06-2007, 09:05 PM
The only person that holds a candle to Larry Grahams bonfire of funk is Marcus Miller. MAYBE.

Charlatan_001
06-06-2007, 09:11 PM
What FX is Larry using at around 7:15? Sounds like some sort of distortion with a flanger and something else

IndianRockStar
06-06-2007, 10:42 PM
Arguably the most influential bass player ever. More than Jaco.

Sly Taco
06-07-2007, 01:37 AM
duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude
that was sweet

Drmckool
06-07-2007, 01:40 AM
Arguably the most influential bass player ever. More than Jaco.

actually i think bootsy's work for james brown was a tad more influential but it;s a close call

Jiimy
06-07-2007, 01:51 AM
Larry Graham is the best bassist to ever live on the planet earth. He revolutionized the way that modern electric bass is played. He is your God. And if he isn't, then you are a foolish fool.

Applehead
06-07-2007, 06:43 AM
You all know my feelings on Larry Graham.

If any of you wanna learn an easy Graham slap song, try The Earthquake. It's my fave slap line to play.

Download the mp3 from somewhere and PM me for the tab..

I dont believe in God, but i believe in Larry Graham

Lendorav
06-07-2007, 07:45 AM
Ah yes, I've seen that video countless times. The man is practically oozing with funk. I'd put the likes of Wooten and Miller behind him any day.

bazz_aaron
06-07-2007, 08:40 AM
To me larry graham shows that just because u can dosnt mean u should. unlike wooten he dosent spend his whole time slapping and popping at thunderous speeds, but when he does it seems to be so much more effective. oh and the funk factor..... dont even get me started

jazz_rock_feel
06-07-2007, 08:58 AM
Just from the way he counts in is funk; Un Ooo Hree Hore!

BassistGal
06-07-2007, 10:40 AM
I got alot of respect for the man, but to be honest i'm wtarting to get sick of his stuff.

Listening to this, and then to Power by Marcus Miller, makes it clear who is better (in my opinion atleast)

dalanhilton
06-07-2007, 10:59 AM
I imagine Larry Graham as the King of Funkdom, with Marcus Miller as the Prince, and Bootsy Collins as the Court Jester who secretly is a top adviser to the King.

Drmckool
06-07-2007, 11:03 AM
I imagine Larry Graham as the King of Funkdom, with Marcus Miller as the Prince, and Bootsy Collins as the Court Jester who secretly is a top adviser to the King.

that makes alot of sense but i have to stand by bootsy is pretty pioneering i really think he's up there

dalanhilton
06-07-2007, 11:05 AM
I agree, man. I picture him as the puppet master pulling tons of strings behind the scenes!

Graham/Collins '08, anyone?

niccoide199cp
06-07-2007, 11:07 AM
my god. great bass playing,great style,and even..great voice. respect

Drmckool
06-07-2007, 11:09 AM
I agree, man. I picture him as the puppet master pulling tons of strings behind the scenes!

Graham/Collins '08, anyone?

if they ran in Canada i'd vote for them

sammcl-15
06-07-2007, 04:42 PM
Not THE best...but definitely up there.

Bling54
07-17-2007, 01:35 PM
Just gonna revive this a little . . . any Graham recommendations for someone who doesn't know where to start?

jazz_rock_feel
07-17-2007, 01:42 PM
I would say one of his best works was the Graham Central Station album, Graham Central Station. It was his band after he left Sly and he really came out as a star at that point.

anarkee
07-17-2007, 02:42 PM
We all have bass players that we look at and say, well, if I practiced hard, I could get to that level.

For me Graham and Stanley Clarke are at a level where I say "yeah, if I practiced hard the rest of my life AND sold my soul at the Crossroads", I could play that well. Maybe.

Many of the drummers I know, love Larry Graham. There is a wonderful percussive quality to his playing. One of the drummers I know calls it "melodic percussion" and said that Graham would be killer on drums if he ever took a liking to changing instruments.

And I agree with Jazz--check out his work with Graham Central. Also, Bass Player mag had a nice article about him a few months back that included some of his more famous riffs and a bit on how he developed his style.

-zj*
07-17-2007, 08:51 PM
Yep. this man has inspired so many great amazing bassists today. He is one of flea's biggest influences. when i saw this vid and vids of flea it inspired me to pick up bass. so to chili peppers fans - there would be no rhcp if it weren't for larry garahm :)

Ataxia
07-18-2007, 06:33 AM
The only person that holds a candle to Larry Grahams bonfire of funk is Marcus Miller. MAYBE.


Bootsy and Louis Johnson? :(

Bling54
07-18-2007, 08:52 PM
Wow, I am absolutely loving the song "Hair"!!! Such a fantastic song!!! Anyone have a tab for it? It would be much appreciated :D