And why is Mark Stoemer of the Killers not on this list? What about Greg Lake? Entwistle on top, for sure. Shameful. How in the world could you possibly have omitted Ronnie Baker? I love Roger Waters, but do not think for one minute, he belongs on this list. You got #1 and 2 correct. This is a joke. Mani (Gary Mounfield) from The Stone Roses and Primal Scream should be in there. wtf Paul McCartney better than Jack Bruce…hahahahahha. , Ron Carter, is an American jazz double w his appearances on over 2500 albums make him one of the most recorded bassist in jazz history Carter is also an acclaimed. Listen to “Unconscious Power”. Personal choice is just that ….personal. Jason who took peters spot is great also, his dad was the b p for elvis. Jack Cassady, John McVie and there should be a whole separate list for Jazz bassists. What about JEAN MILLINGTON from FANNY!? I guess it should have been a Top 100 list instead. He was key to Chess Records’ electric blues sound, playing on many of the Muddy Waters classics he wrote, not to mention the most seminal Chuck Berry tracks. Listen to “Story In Your Eyes”. Michael Anthony was right for Van Halen and his harmony’s made many VH songs great, but he was not a great bass player. The five member singing group was started in 1952 by friends who attended Thornton High School in Harvey, Illinois, near Chicago. Jamerson was the bassist who changed the way we envisioned playing bass. And Willie Dixon should have been in the top five. He has also been more innovative than most. Give the Schools’ Out album (and others) a listen for some of the best rock bass work ever! But there’s bass players that weren’t even considered that are better than half of the players on the list and I’m one of them .i believe in the Muhammed Ali approach not political views on playing but obvious talent . Another Kinks bassist – John Dalton – never will get any recognition except for right here – so, here’s to you, Nobby! I don’t even think Paul should be on the list. A Welsh musician has recently broken the record for the lowest vocal note (female).. Helen Leahey, the aptly named ‘Bass Queen’, sang from a D5 to a D2 note at an incredibly deep 72.5 hertz(es) in her attempt at the Music School Wagner in Koblenz, Germany. My criteria is not as studied as many of the responses, just probably just fandom that guides me. He started singing at the age of four and is classically trained in voice. Both played with Pat Metheny at various times. There are too many great ones left out to mention here.Lets take this list for face value and easy reading and continue to love and listen to our own favourites! Gary Thain (uriah heep), Mel Scacher (gfr), Greg Lake (elp), Stu Cook (ccr), Cream? We invite you to share condolences for Charles Barksdale in our Guest Book. No Lee Sklar? 8.) Where is George Porter Jr (The Meters)??? but my favorites were in the Top 10. He shreds any strings you put in his hands. And Geezer Butler #11?? Chris Squire is rated too low, and McCartney and Burton do not belong in the Top 10, in my humble opinion. Randy Jo Hobbs! Don’t have enough hours in the day to read all comments, but I don’t see Joey DeMaio from Manowar, nor Niels Henning Ørsted Petersen (NHØP). It’s all subjective. Hows about Glyn Havard of Icarus the original group, who went on to Jade Warrior? Sir Paul was probably my most influential teacher. McCartney is the best. Whitout whom there would not be one single British name on the list …. Major Holley. She’s the luckiest girl in the world. Perpetually overlooked in Genesis, Mike Rutherford came up with one of prog’s most lyrical basslines on ‘In That Quiet Earth’, from their Wind & Wuthering album. Hands down James Jamerson should have been #1. No George Porter, Jr.? during a revival of the fifties and sixties. Over the course of nearly a decade I was lucky enough to travel the world, performing with some of the finest choirs around. Where’s Jeff Becks right hand girl Tal Wilkenfeld?? No list can be serious without Ron Carter on it at least somewhere. And if you want power and melody, Bruce Foxton from the Jam is a notable exception, much better than Sting. hmmm…how can you quantify sound It’s subjective so who’s to say who’s best we are talking about, your favorites my favorites..Steve down the streets favorirte? Where is Paul Chambers? I’ve seen many on this list live. Nobody mentioned Andy West of the Dixie Dregs… Until now? This is not a list of the best 50 bass players, but a list of ‘famous’ bass players. Oteil Burbridge definitey belongs in the top 5 if not #1 and he is not even listed. There’s no way you can take into account so many accomplishments by so many individuals over such a long time. this list is bullshit!….where is Greg Ridley?????? Just past Jaco?? Like was mentioned, Paul really didn’t want to be a bass player, he just got assigned the role after Stu Sutcliffe, who couldn’t play bass, by the way, left the band in 61. To me, these guys can do anything that the rest of the guys on the list can do and sound great. What about the great Bernard Edwards of Chic, Mark Adams of Slave? I agree Cetera should have made the list as well as Mark King of Level 42. That being said, I was surprised to see that Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order) didn’t make the cut. A list of 50 top bass players without Jack Casady is unthinkable! Top 10, at least. I can’t believe Mick was left out (although most new-wavers are) but I’m pretty sure Chuck was on this list. As co-founder of the Minutemen, Mike Watt and his cohorts made unabashed virtuosity fun again; and through his group fIREHOSE and solo years, he’s remained one of the most adventurous musicians in the indie world. I don’t have all day to red the previous answers, so if Jim Rodford was mentioned – sorry about that. Brilliant…. Alex Webster-Cannibal Corpse Jack Casidy from the old rock school, and certainly Tal Wilkenfeld. "He had bravely endured a long battle with kidney failure. That’s because Claypool’s songs suck. Just listen to his workout on John’s ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ from Abbey Road. ot many are better than him. Mel Schacher of GFR fame. Mind you. Thank you for saying Mel shocker GFR is so underrated!!! Finally it popped up, Tom Fowler. Shulman Brother. Ray Shulman from Gentle Giant? No eddie jackson, whom has chops but doesn’t need to prove it every song. You also missed Willie Weeks. Greg Ridley from Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth, Mel Schacher from Grand Funk, Pete Way from UFO, Andy Fraser from Free, Martin Turner from Wishbone Ash, Pete Agnew from Nazareth, Harvey Brooks of The Doors, Electric Flag, and Super Session, Francis Bucholtz of The Scorpions, Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane, Noel Reading, and Billy Cox with Jimi Hendrix, Rick Danko of The Band, Jim Kale of The Guess Who, John Myong of Dream Theatre, Robert DeLeo of STP, etc…a top 50 list is too debatable! Dig Lil Abner! You’re right. No one comes into the same universe as Victor Wooten. he is a killer bass player, endlessly inventive, driving,and creates killer sophisticated grooves. He wasn’t a “showman” but then I’ve never been impressed with showmen in the rythmn section, that’s the front mans gig. Don’t shoot the messenger! “Entertainment” There’s always got to be one. It’s a POLL OF POLLS people!!!!! I agree with 80 % of the bass players on the list. His bass solo on the live track ‘Refried Boogie’ revealed what a talented and versatile player he was. For me he is the best bass player of the world! I was torn between Getty Lee and John Paul Jones at the #1 spot since Jones is so much more than just a bass player so a coin toss was in order. Have you not seen Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck? Seriously, listen to more Stevie Ray Vaughan and old Johnny Winter. What about new guys like Hadrien Feraud or greats like John Pattitucci???!? While I was influenced by the others Dunn’s “style” was my cornerstone. Is it a list of the greatest bass players or it is “just” about fame and being known? 2020. Generally the note range is from the low E to the E above middle C. Bass singers have a tessitura that hovers around the octaves below middle C. True bass singers are not common. And Leo Lyons. What about Peter Steele of Type O Negative? Sims, Mel Schachler…. To not include on a list of bass players the genius who changed Jazz bass playing, and brought it to where it now stands is either a huge mistake, or complete stupidity…where on earth is Scott la Faro??????? Glenn Cornick (Jethro Tull 1967-1970) should be on here IMHO … Bouree, Living In The Past, Teacher, To Cry You A Song, Nothing is Easy, Driving Song, Wonderin’ Aloud, A Song For Jeffrey, New Day Yesterday … great, great contributions to the art of rock bass! These guys ‘made’ stuff. Bullshit!!! Here are some ways. Robert Townsend has said The Dells were his inspiration for his movie, “The Five Heartbeats.”. I’m sure there are many other awesome bass player out there and everyone has their favorites or opinions on who falls where in the list. LEO LYONS—————–and if you don’t know the name you DONT KNOW ROCK and Roll.!!! Maybe someone’s already said it but Keith Richards played the bass on sympathy for the devil ~ the sample song for Bill Wyman. Just the best. Jack Bruce should be higher,so should Duck Dunn. check it out on you tube concert play backs. John was never in the limelight, but when he had a 10 – 15 minute solo at one of their gigs everyone’s mind got blown away! Point blank period!!! He is very good, and I failed to give him credit where it was genuinely due. where is Bootsy? 10 January 2019, American singer Larry Cunningham died of a heart attack age 67. This coming from a long-time bassist. No Bakithi Kumalo or Chuck Rainey or David Hood?!? Jack Bruce, Jet Harris (ex Shadows), John Rostill, John Entwistle. Also I would put Bill Black in second place. That type of playing is typical throughout the concert. agree, and many other excellent musicians not mentioned. Gary Thain on ‘July Morning’ was as thundering as it gets…Glover, Sachler, and Mr. Glenn Hughes! Most notable moment? I guess not too many people are fans. Led Zeppelin? Hello?? Kevin Cronin: He is 69 years 3 months 6 days old: Born : 6 October 1951: Give me a break !!!!! he revolutionized the sound of the bass and showed how a bass could be used in music, inspiring many including geddy but will always out shine geddy, Where is Dave Schools? Louis Johnson at 43rd. James Jamerson simply the best. And Remember————————-Stones are the 2nd Best Group in the world………………, I could quibble with the order (who couldn’t?) And Paul Newton. another great bassist. Check him out. The man is a bass god. What about jazz bassists? How could Jaco not be amongst the top ten? I dont know whats worse the list or the comments oh yeah the comments it a rock list forget the jazz guys get your own list & seriously bob dylan but there is jack Bruce and some of the others hover around 27 and the rest should just go sit with kim Deal & stu stu stucliff and because you dont know why thats why your picks are based on the period genre you only know. Flea? Entwistle at #1 ROCK bass player I wouldn’t disagree with but ardent Chris Squire fans (I am one) might. Mike, Peter Steele didn’t make this list?! You can check that one out on YOUTUBE!! GARY THAIN!! Oh, sure. Hate these lists! This list is bull ! Not to mention his brilliant other stuff with Tackhead, Grandmaster Flash, Will Downing etc etc. How come Entwhistle, Flea and McCartney are so high up? See the bass intro to ‘My Baby Left Me’ as irrefutable proof. Jaco should be in No.1. No Jack Casady? NHOP only came up once and did not see Christian McBride at all. This list doesn’t reflect actual playing talent surely. realy.. where is FELIX PEPALARDI> if you have not heard of him, it’s not music you are listening to. …enough said. Geddy Lee wipes the floor with all these other players. FELIX PAPPALARDI you haven’t heard true music. In my opinion John Paul Jones could be the first because of all his works in Led zeppelin and alone. Her bass-work is sublime. And you may only put Chris Squire below McCartnet & Entwistle in rock. A flawed list in my opinion. I think Tommy Shannon deserves a place on this list. Billy Sheehan should be at least top 10 and that goes for Marc Anthony (Van Halen) as well… Clear #1 in my opinion. I have not read any of the comments to not be swayed: It’s mostly the right people, but it’s a popularity contest. He definitely belongs here! Jaco isn’t top 10, much less top 3. 5. ahhhh yesss ………you are the true voice of reason here in the comments section of this list. Classically trained rocker/jazz bassist, Jack Bruce is tops for me! McCartney is a very, very good bassist. As a bass player of 40 years myself, along the lines of Mel Schacher and Andy Fraser, the late Joe Schermie of Three Dog Night fame was really good. Folks, Its spelled Casady. To carry those songs with all that Emerson and Palmer had going on around him. This list is ridiculous! Entwistle- Top?-NAH. Looks more like a list on how popular the band is, not the quality of the player. As part of Elvis’ original trio (which didn’t include drums during the Sun Records stage), Bill Black brought the essential cool of a slapback bass into 50s rock’n’roll. MCBA is based in the Nashville area. Steven Santos from Lurid Jester? Sheehan has nowhere near the musical vocabulary that Victor does. One of the greatest bassists of funk, he made ‘Super Bad’ one of Brown’s defining hits. It’s the best solo in rock history. My dog plays bass better than Simon Gallup. what about micheele d’gayochello and rudy sarzo? Where Jimmy Haslip or anybody who’s good enough to play with Robben Ford or Larry carlton probably the 2 most skilled players in the world. Bogus list. Gary Thain, Felton Crews, David Wm. Mick Karn (Japan) & Jerry Casale (Devo) should be there. Jack Casady & Willie Weeks not even on the list. Who was a rock and roll star on stage? For a good essay on his career see http://abbeyrd.best.vwh.net/paulbass.htm. Si vous ne connaissez pas JIMMY BLANTON, votre culture musicale est très insuffisante excusez-moi…. I am glad to see Phil Lesh up there. Verdine White is not only ‘The Best and BADEST Bass Player’ he is also a the ‘CONSUMMATE ENTERTAINER’. Jerry Penrod is the original bassist of Iron Butterfly and one of the best I ever heard, better than 95% of this list. He’s also a great vocalist. Paul Newton (Uriah Heep) is missing on the list and should at #2…. Half the times you think you’re hearing lead guitar on a Motörhead record (including the intro to ‘Ace Of Spades’), it’s really Lemmy wailing away. Right up there with Victor Wooten who I was glad to see on the list. Loved the depth of many of the comments, going to have to buy some more music-very informative. There’s no point arguing about the names, only the order and the omissions. Paul Jackson (HeadHunters) isn’t even on your list. Agree Peter Cetera should absolutely be on this list, phenomenal player. Paul McCartney number 5 is laughable. This list is skewed to havor hard rock and metal. Bill Wyman was an ordinary bass player in a great band. Therefore your list is very incomplete.. David, Wrong again.The best 3 bass players Paul mac Cartney Chris Squire JohnEntwistle and special mention Jack bruce. Jeff Beck “Wired” There was no other rock bass player doing what McCartney was doing at the time. Really ? And in 2019 they are sure to rank among the best. Willie Dixon at #37? Indeed follks; perennial winner of best bassist in Playboy Magazine’s highly regarded Jazz and Pop music poll, was like a brilliant lead bass player, climbing and winding his way around the gorgeous, soaring vocals of the Airplane’s gifted singers. Show me people who don’t read articles properly = you. NORMAN WATT ROY This is a more laid back piece. Eddie Jackson from queensryche? No John Deacon of Queen. Very subjective topic. Will never get the respect he deserves. At least you got the #1 correct! You missed Mel Schacher (Grand Funk), who ruled the bottom end… and Chris Squire at #15? Abe Laboriel? Good bass is down there holding the sound together not up in the treble trying to play lead on bass and muddying the whole thing. Jack Casady, Rob Wasserman, Dave Schools, Rick Danko, Krist Noveselic? Or fromTower of Power … Francis “Rocco” Prestia !!! Chris Squire is awesome. I am glad to see Entwistle at the top where he belongs. I am not not a huge Van Halen fan, but a passive fan. Come on. I agree with Bruce, McCartney, Jones and Entwistle, the other six could be replaced with at least ten of the remainging forty and some who did not make the list. She’s nice and loud and consistent too, it really adds the music. Live!) after all, there is no such thing as “best” ………..it’s too subjective ………..people like what they like, and have different attitudes about what makes a player The Best ! Composes of list just have no ears! I know it’s hard to narrow down this type of list, so I just thought their names should at least be mentioned here. Reggae, now there’s a medium driven by bass & rhythm section. Too many really good bass players not on the list. Jack Bruce’s Crossroads will make you a believer. However, I don’t see him as being better than several who have either been relegated to a far lower status than they SHOULD be, such as Billy Sheehan, (at #22, while LEMMY is at #20…. no Jack Cassidy …Airplane and Hot Tuna! He was the riffmaster in Led Zeppelin, the solid grounding to Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s wild energy, the driving force behind ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Misty Mountain Hop’, and the main reason why the Page/Plant reunions, good as they were, just weren’t Zeppelin. The band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Billy Sheehen should be in the top 5. Bob Mosely (Moby Grape) You kidding? No doubt, he is one of the greats! Such longevity leads to the production of remarkable thematic projects. He is the gold standard, and has been since the late 70’s. Despite his overlooked status, Pastorius regularly introduced himself as the greatest electric bass player in the world, and we’re not going to argue. Jack Bruce and Greg Lake aren’t far behind. I think i am going to have a heart attack….JUSTIN CHANCELLOR!!!!!! Chris White (Zombies) McVie honed his craft with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers ~ a group that influenced almost every rock band in the 60’s. His name evades me. NO ???? Billie Eilish, "Bad Guy" In 2019, Billie Eilish grew from hotly hyped alt-radio weirdo to pop’s ultimate … James Jamerson is the King. How can bass be quantified? I abstain. Absolutely agree about Ron Carter, what an inventive bassist! Joe Osborn from the wrecking crew played on over 200 hits with the best known artist across the globe. Another bullshit list based upon what, if you are going create such lists lets base it on criteria that people can put a score to.. PAul Mccartney a great bass player … hardly. That’s what makes us – US ! As if a precursor to his wide-ranging solo output, Sting blended funk, punk and reggae in The Police. My favorite bass player was left out. Just listen to Rio. that fucking list!!! Stephen Stills No Walter Page, Slam Stewart, or Jimmy Blanton? Some big time omissions. Chris Campbell for his work in the silver bullet band The Modern Jazz Quartet’s founding bassist, Percy Health also recorded seminal work with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. For me it’s a tie for 1st: Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Felix Papilardi, Jack Cassidy, and Greg Lake. I’ve gone down the entire reply list of this obviously celebrity driven list and I was perplexed to find no one mentioning the incredible Chris Hillman. Carol Kaye is an unsung bassist, & like you say Jack Bruce is a multi-instrumentalist, classically trained. Muzz Skillings and Doug Wimbish are bad motherfunkers, and at least one of them should have been on this list. You guys have got to be kidding. They rarely get anything right. And oh btw you forgot Miroslav Vitous. Great bass lines and tone. Chris Squire? What, no the kid from the Partridge family, wah, wah, get over it, it is JUST a list! Incredible. I believe there are tons of great bass player all over the world better than the 50 on list, but are they popular? Those two being John Entwistle and Jack Casady. Joe Herndon – bass (2016–2019) Terry Weeks – second tenor; Otis Williams – baritone; Ron Tyson – tenor; Larry Braggs – tenor; Willie Green – bass (2019–2020) Terry Weeks — second tenor; Otis Williams – baritone; Ron Tyson – tenor; Willie Green – bass (2020–present) Terry Weeks – second tenor; Otis Williams – baritone; Ron Tyson – tenor No list is complete without Willie Weeka and Gerald Jamott. Ok, Simon Gallup is in this list and it says all. 10 iconic deep-voiced singers in popular music Isaac Hayes: more than just 'Chef' Hayes wrote many of the greatest hits of the 1970s, including his soundtrack for the blockbuster "Shaft" in 1971. Tina Weymouth? she played on every song in the 60’s. !1 puhleessee!! While others quietly supported the groove, Butler turned the bass into a blunt instrument. Tal Wilkenfeld? Is this is list of the MOST FAMOUS bass players or the ACTUALLY BEST bass players? Another poll typically aimed at those under forty who have no clue about real music just noise. Paul McCartney at 5? Jack Bruce I am familiar with and generally I’ve been impressed with what little Cream I have heard. Without any flashy solos, Wyman remains underrated, but listen to any of the basslines on ‘Shattered’ or ‘19th Nervous Breakdown’ and tell us you haven’t missed him since he’s been gone. Where’s Norman Watt Roy? Only American and English people are Musicians all around the world! Donald “Duck” Dunn should be in the top ten. Check out the Lyrics on John’s song about him called, “How do You Live With Yourself.” Also, his Post-Beatle songs were pathetic, like: “The Girl is Mine” (a duet with Michael Jackson) and “You Think People Would Have Had Enough With Silly Little Love Songs” and the list goes on and on—real R&R ha,ha. Charles Barksdale (2019), bass singer for The Dells, Gerry Marsden (1942–2021), Gerry and the Pacemakers singer, Michael Cusack (1956–2020), original Special Olympics medalist, Theodore ‘Ted’ Lumpkin (1919–2020), Tuskegee Airman, Sylvain Sylvain (1951–2021), New York Dolls guitarist. Finally, someone recognizes Francis Rocco Prestia. Mick Karn-Japan, Dali’s Car, Rain Tree Crow, Stanley Clarke number 17 you have got to be kidding!!! Fania Records: How A New York Label Took Salsa To The World, Pride Of The Opry: Charley Pride Makes Musical And Cultural History, ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’: Bathing In Brian Eno’s Genius. To me you forgot two icons…. And if you haven’t heard of them then you should check them out. Matt was born on February 11, 1994, in Baltimore. Oteil Burbridge formerly of the Allman Brothers and Tedeschi Trucks Band is a bad man. Ron Carter – Jazz great. And where is JACK CASSIDY? Jack Casady being omitted is pretty glaring…, Mel Schacher Nathaniel Phillips, Doug Wimbish. He also had productive stays with Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, and played selectively on rock sessions, including the closing track ‘Ramshackle’ on Beck’s Odelay. John Entwistle deserves No. I know who I like, but that doesn’t make them the best, just my opinion. Can’t believe anyone would not put Entwhistle at least in their top ten. An unforgettable sight, and a sweet memory 40-some years later). Any list of this nature without Joe Osborn loses all credibility. Love the John McVie/Mick Fleetwood axis. Bernard Edwards, Larry Graham and James Jamerson are ranked way too low. Peter “Mars” Cowling could teach ’em all. The lynchpin of the All-American rhythm section under Count Basie. I’m assuming so; James Jamerson, who virtually single-handedly INVENTED the concept of melodic bassline in pop music at 19?? This list is invalid simply because Bill Wyman is on here! Two of the most underated and sadly forgotten amazing rock bassists of all time.Dennis Donaway from the original Alice Cooper band and the late Gary Thain from Uriah Heep. A guy you don’t hear much about. Tull bassists were always expected to be well rounded – even down to wielding the stand-up bass when needed. One is very technical and a bit boring and the other is a technical mutant of very strange music which can play such crazy solos which nobody could play today (just check his tommy the cat solos…). Woodstock, The man deserves an award for keeping up with the late great Alvin Lee. Glenn Cornick ! you mean Mel Schaeffer with Don Brewer and Mark Farner. Speaking of the punk genre, where is Matt Freeman? Let us know in the comments section. I know it’s been mentioned before, but how can you leave Felix Pappalardi off this list? Seriously no Gary Thain? These are among some of the best female singers to release great songs and albums recently. Matt Sallee joined Pentatonix as bass vocalist after the departure of Avriel “Avi” Kaplan in 2017. You’ve included a lot of names that are often overlooked. CHECK OUT HIS FB PAGE AND LIKE IT……, https://www.facebook.com/OfficialVerdineWhite/?fref=ts, I’m amazed at the lack of knowledge regarding Paul McCartney’s innovative and pioneering bass playing. I believe these 5 guys should be top 25: She was equally good at grounding the improvisations or jumping right into the fray. After graduating in 2009 I moved straight to London to try and make my name as a singer. Why no Andy Faser? Victor is great….. or another Cassidy by mistake? I Believe in Bea Miller. I agree , Walter Page’s omission reflects how little distance anyone is willing to go for the best and most creative bassist of Modern times (thanks Gabe) , and then there’s Pop’s Foster who invented the ‘walking’ bass line which led to Walter , boogie-woogie and rock n roll . 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