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Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston

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Does anyone know who played bass on this? Sounds a lot like Bernard Edwards, I dont think its Jamerson, could maybe be Carol Kaye though, any ideas anyone?

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Henry E Davis, another new name to put to some very familiar bass playing. Thanks for posting this.
 

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Thanks for posting the info about Henry Davis and Scott Edwards - great stuff.

I like the Thelma Houston version, but for me this is the definitive one - Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes , with lead vocals by Teddy Pendergrass. As funky as f...😉

 

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Henry E Davies had a good style using his thumb and first finger, a bit like Banjo picking. I think he must have had long nails as well (Quite a bit of bite in his sound).

I remember transcribing the Thelma version many Moons ago and thinking the Bassist was using a pick, but of course he wasn't.

 

I have posted this before a few years back, but always worth another read. An interview with 'Scott Edwards' and his session career.

https://www.songfacts.com/blog/writing/bass-player-scott-edwards

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