Drmckool
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#2
i think he's the ****, the man invented my favorite style
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beeboshain
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#3
victor wooten and les claypool are amazing but they wouldnt be able to have that style if it wasnt for him

jazz_rock_feel
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#4
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.
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#8
What FX is Larry using at around 7:15? Sounds like some sort of distortion with a flanger and something else
Drmckool
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Quote by IndianRockStar
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
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Jiimy
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#12
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
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#13
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
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#14
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.
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#15
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
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BassistGal
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#17
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)
For long you live and high you fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race toward an early grave.


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#18
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.
I try to live my life by the old Latin proverb...

“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.
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Quote by dalanhilton
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
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dalanhilton
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#20
I agree, man. I picture him as the puppet master pulling tons of strings behind the scenes!

Graham/Collins '08, anyone?
I try to live my life by the old Latin proverb...

“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one's present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.
niccoide199cp
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#21
my god. great bass playing,great style,and even..great voice. respect
Drmckool
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#22
Quote by dalanhilton
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
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sammcl-15
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#23
Not THE best...but definitely up there.
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EDIT: Sammcl pretty much got it dead on.
Bling54
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#24
Just gonna revive this a little . . . any Graham recommendations for someone who doesn't know where to start?
jazz_rock_feel
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#25
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.
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#26
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.
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#27
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
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#28
Quote by jazz_rock_feel
The only person that holds a candle to Larry Grahams bonfire of funk is Marcus Miller. MAYBE.



Bootsy and Louis Johnson?


You lay me down as I go to the store
Sorrow ate me, I'm not me anymore
Play these heavens one more time
I'm not yours and I'm not mine


When you hear music after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again.


Last edited by Ataxia at Jul 18, 2007,
Bling54
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#29
Wow, I am absolutely loving the song "Hair"!!! Such a fantastic song!!! Anyone have a tab for it? It would be much appreciated