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100 Bass Riffs: A Brief History of Groove on Bass and Drums

Here’s a fun video that has exactly what the title says. Bassplayer Magazine posted it on their Facebook page, but here we have a direct link to the video on Youtube:

The description from their site says:

100 Bass Riffs is a brief history of groove performed on bass guitar and drums. Marc Najjar and Nate Bauman put together this incredible followup to Chicago Music Exchange’s viral video sensation “100 Riffs,” with a compilation of killer bass riffs performed in one continuous take.

Also from the Youtube description, here’s the list of bass riffs in order:

1) Fats Domino – Ain’t That a Shame – 0:00
2) Charles Mingus – Haitian Fight Song – 0:14
3) Henry Mancini – Peter Gunn – 0:19
4) Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions – 0:27
5) Ben E. King – Stand By Me – 0:34
6) Wilson Pickett – Midnight Hour – 0:42
7) Beach Boys – California Girls – 0:50
8) The Who – My Generation – 0:59
9) Herbie Hancock – Bring Down the Birds – 1:04
10) The Beatles – Taxman – 1:11
11) Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit – 1:16
12) Otis Redding – Dock of the Bay – 1:26
13) The Four Tops – Bernadette – 1:36
14) Jimi Hendrix Experience – Fire – 1:43
15) Cream – Sunshine of Your Love – 1:56
16) Iron Butterfly – In a Gadda Da Vida – 2:05
17) Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash – 2:12
18) Jackson 5 – I Want You Back – 2:19
19) Led Zeppelin – Ramble On – 2:29
20) Led Zeppelin – Moby Dick – 2:41
21) Allman Brothers Band – Whipping Post – 2:50
22) George Baker – Little Green Bag – 2:57
23) Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4 – 3:06
24) Black Sabbath – N.I.B. – 3:18
25) Jethro Tull – Aqualung – 3:27
26) Charles Wright – Express Yourself – 3:33
27) Yes – Heart Of The Sunrise – 3:43
28) Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On – 3:53
29) Curtis Mayfield – Pusherman – 4:01
30) Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side – 4:09
31) Bob Marley – Stir It Up – 4:20
32) Steve Miller – The Joker – 4:26
33) Pink Floyd – Money – 4:32
34) Tower Of Power – What Is Hip? – 4:39
35) Herbie Hancock – Chameleon – 4:49
36) Sly & The Family Stone – If you Want me To Stay – 5:08
37) The Artistic/The Talking Heads – Psycho Killer – 5:17
38) Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion – 5:25
39) War – Lowrider – 5:40
40) Jaco Pastorius – Come On, Come Over – 5:47
41) Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke – 5:59
42) Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town – 6:18
43) The Commodores – Brick House – 6:30
44) Parliament – Flashlight – 6:39
45) The Damned – Neat Neat Neat – 6:50
46) Graham Central Station – Pow – 7:00
47) Elvis Costello – Pump It Up – 7:07
48) Grateful Dead – Fire On The Mountain – 7:14
49) Gang Of Four – Ether – 7:26
50) The Clash – London Calling – 7:38
51) The Clash – Guns Of Brixton – 7:44
52) The Specials – Gangsters – 7:55
53) Police – Message In A Bottle – 8:02
54) Chic – Good Times – 8:15
55) Queen – Another one Bites the Dust – 8:24
56) Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart – 8:32
57) Motorhead – Ace Of Spades – 8:45
58) Rush – YYZ – 8:56
59) King Crimson – Thela Hun Ginjeet – 9:12
60) Rick James – Super Freak – 9:19
61) The Jam – Town Called Malice – 9:26
62) Michael Jackson – Billie Jean – 9:35
63) Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills – 9:43
64) New Order – Blue Monday – 10:04
65) Metallica – Orion – 10:16
66) Megadeth – Peace Sells – 10:32
67) Anthrax – Caught In A Mosh – 10:39
68) The Cure – Just Like Heaven – 10:49
69) Fishbone – Bonin’ In The Boneyard 11:02
70) Living Colour – Cult of Personality – 11:10
71) Chili Peppers – Higher Ground – 11:20
72) Primus – Tommy the Cat – 11:27
73) Chili Peppers – Give It Away – 11:36
74) Jesus Lizard – Nub – 11:46
75) Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears – 11:53
76) Rage Against The Machine – Bombtrack – 12:01
77) Pearl Jam – Jeremy – 12:20
78) Nirvana – Come As You Are – 12:34
79) The Breeders – Cannonball – 12:41
80) Sleep – Dragonaut – 12:50
81) Soundgarden – The Day I Tried to Live – 12:57
82) Green Day – Longview – 13:10
83) Weezer – Only In Dreams – 13:24
84) Failure – Heliotropic – 13:35
85) Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity – 13:50
86) Erykah Badu (Ron Carter) – Tyrone – 14:00
87) Victor Wooten – Me and My Bass Guitar – 14:12
88) Daft Punk – Around The World – 14:20
89) Primus – Lacquer Head – 14:36
90) Tool – Schism – 14:44
91) Dream Theater – The Test That Stumped Them All – 14:56
92) Muse – Hysteria – 15:01
93) DFA 1979 – Turn It Out – 15:11
94) Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline) – 15:30
95) Gorillaz – Feel Good, Inc – 15:42
96) LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House – 15:54
97) MGMT – Electric Feel – 16:08
98) Tame Impala – Elephant – 16:22
99) Daft Punk – Get Lucky – 16:37
100) QOTSA – My God Is The Sun – 16:52

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3 responses

  1. Pingback: 50 Bass Intros (One Take Medley) (Play Along Tabs In Video) | Ugly Bass Face

  2. Wow! That’s awesome. There’s nothing better than when a bad player and a drummer really get in to a groove. Thanks.

    April 11, 2015 at 4:40 am

  3. What a great collection! Loved The Beatles’ Taxman and Ace of Spades by Motorhead. Loved how they all came together in an endless array of musical signature. Perfect!

    April 12, 2015 at 9:03 pm

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