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Does anyone here know the origin of Leland' Sklar's name? I presume he has some Scandinavian heritage. Can't find any info.

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According to Wiki:

Sklar (also Sklyar), is a Ukrainian and Belorussian surname meaning "glassmaker",

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On 26/05/2020 at 22:24, NoirBass said:

Day 60 - James Taylor

 

That’s such a well-crafted bass part. Really serves the song but some nice/interesting movement in the verses.

He’ll go far, this fella..! 

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It's Lee's birthday today, 73 years old.

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I've been following these on Youtube myself. Lee Sklar is such a wonderful bass player and quite obviously a genuinely nice bloke. I particularly loved the recent Livingston Taylor vid (day 62) - after all the great bass parts he's shown, including the Billy Cobham Spectrum numbers, Toto, Jackson Browne (that phrase in Doctor My Eyes!) - and he goes and messes up on what is essentially "a nice easy country number"...! :)
Thanks also to @NoirBass for starting and maintaining this thread. It makes for a great reference tool.

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I'm not usually bothered about these kinds of things when someone just sits down and plays, I already know they are good players. Hence I've watched more of Sklars because he includes interesting anecdotes and is happy to give his thoughts on subjects outside of music, from the perspective of the wisdom of someone that's been around and seen stuff, which makes them far more interesting to me.

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Really enjoyed this one, takes me back to the 80's in a flash, great song too!

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I don't think Lee's video does justice to the sound of this record. Listen to the original recording.

Lee gets a fantastic bass sound on this song and a perfect, economical and melodic bass line. 

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