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Interesting 'semi' isolated Joe Osborn track

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A friend posted this on Facebook - someone has isolated a single audio track from an SACD, giving just lead vocals, bass and drums. It makes for a fascinating listen.

 

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I love that! Thanks for sharing... 

JO's playing and sound are a thing of beauty IMHO.. 

As is Karen Carpenter's voice. 

JO's playing on Ventura Highway still takes my breath away - it'd be great to hear that with just voice, bass & drums. 

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Really enjoyed hearing this. Wasn’t aware how busy the bassline was either TBH. Great to hear Karen’s voice without all the layered backing vocals which for me made a lot of The Carpenters stuff hard to listen to.

Thanks for posting., cheers.

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1 hour ago, EssentialTension said:

That's fantastic. Thanks for posting.

Funnily enough I thought of you when I saw it! 

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6 minutes ago, EssentialTension said:

Heaven knows why?

I have a strange memory - remembers things it doesn't really need to, and you having cited JO several times is one of the things stuck in there. What I need in the supermarket, sadly, isn't!!

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7 minutes ago, Mykesbass said:

I have a strange memory - remembers things it doesn't really need to, and you having cited JO several times is one of the things stuck in there. What I need in the supermarket, sadly, isn't!!

Ah, now you're thinking of me again. Which supermarket?

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19 minutes ago, Mykesbass said:

... you having cited JO several times ...

I was a teenager in the 1960s. At the time, I had no idea who the players were but Osborn was one of the bassists you heard constantly (without knowing it , of course) on much US pop music. Hence, even though I didn't take up bass playing until the early 1970s, JO had aleady influenced me. It is unfortunate that he didn't influence me more.

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One of the best voices ever, effortless and so natural sounding.

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I'm not sure who's leading who, or if it's just plain ol' musical intuition but, Bass and Voice at times, are phrasing together. Terrific stuff.

:D

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13 minutes ago, lowdown said:

I'm not sure who's leading who, or if it's just plain ol' musical intuition but, Bass and Voice at times, are phrasing together. Terrific stuff.

:D

Yes, a couple of interesting bass entries that are not the obvious choice but work really beautifully.

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Very interesting to hear this. Thanks for posting @Mykesbass. Karen Carpenter's voice was incredible (she was a pretty decent drummer, too, of course) and certainly a personal favourite, only matched -- at least in the 'pop' world at the time -- by (imho) Mama Cass Elliot and Dusty Springfield.

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Great bassline, but man, what a voice Karen Carpenter had. Goosebumps. 

 

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There are a few players who were on ‘everthing’ back in the day  Jamerson/Babbit, Duck, JO. Their playing  has had an indelible impact on bass playing generally and how we define a style or fill the space.
 

There have been many great innovators since in various genres from funk to punk but there are ‘signposts’ in this and other classics which as a bassist we must have in our vocabulary. 
 

Finally what a magical thing to hear only bass, drums and in this case exquisite vocals. Something about the bass and how it flirts with melody, rhythm along with  the Vocal

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