Jump to content


Rocakabilly slap

Rockabilly rock n roll slap double bass band slapbass

19 replies to this topic

#1 JenniferAnne

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:07 AM

Looking for a rockabilly upright bass player in Buckinghamshire to join my outfit/project :) Any Takers

#2 Conan

    What would Geddy Lee do?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,642 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Toon
  • Interests:Music, food, drink, family, garden, cricket, rugby...

Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:13 AM

You might get more interest if you post your requirements in this section... http://basschat.co.u...assists-wanted/
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass; G&L M2000 GTB tribute; 'Fecker' fretless J; J&D Vintage 1975 J (modified). Markbass LMII, TKS H115, Barefaced Compact. Feedback here.

After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true. Live long and prosper!

#3 Happy Jack

    I look pretty young, but I'm just back-dated (yeah)

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,638 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London

Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:50 AM

I still want to know more about Rocakabilly, mind.

;)
Feedback +++ YouTube Channel +++ My Basses +++ Current active bands: Junkyard Dogs + King Ralph + Long String Hawkers +++ Gone, but not forgotten: Dani Molino + Karena K + Mick's Lawmen + The Sapphire Grooves + Westbound Piccadilly

It's never too late to have a Happy childhood.

#4 Conan

    What would Geddy Lee do?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,642 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Toon
  • Interests:Music, food, drink, family, garden, cricket, rugby...

Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:57 AM

I'm just struggling to be an upright bass player... :(
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass; G&L M2000 GTB tribute; 'Fecker' fretless J; J&D Vintage 1975 J (modified). Markbass LMII, TKS H115, Barefaced Compact. Feedback here.

After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true. Live long and prosper!

#5 Paul S

    Is this the custom member title?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Thames Delta
  • Interests:Music,other stuff.

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:04 PM

View PostHappy Jack, on 15 March 2017 - 10:50 AM, said:

I still want to know more about Rocakabilly, mind.

;)

Similar to Rococobilly but less fancy.

#6 JenniferAnne

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:09 PM

Ha ha well here we go

Take a listen to Rockabilly modern stuff by a group called Black Raven
Another one called Hillbilly moon explosion , their songs are cool
Imelda may doe s some great tracks but I write as well

#7 JenniferAnne

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:11 PM

Hahaha and also the fact that that word , the one I hideously mispelt will make or could create a new genre of its own :)))))

#8 Happy Jack

    I look pretty young, but I'm just back-dated (yeah)

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,638 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London

Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:26 PM

Were it not for the fact that you specified 'slap', I'd be all over this.

I never learned to play slap DB and I'm too old now - that stuff is arthritis on a stick. :lol:
Feedback +++ YouTube Channel +++ My Basses +++ Current active bands: Junkyard Dogs + King Ralph + Long String Hawkers +++ Gone, but not forgotten: Dani Molino + Karena K + Mick's Lawmen + The Sapphire Grooves + Westbound Piccadilly

It's never too late to have a Happy childhood.

#9 skankdelvar

    Tame Sesquipedalian

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,888 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wiltshire
  • Interests:Clause wrangling

Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:37 PM

View PostPaul S, on 15 March 2017 - 01:04 PM, said:

Similar to Rococobilly but less fancy.

I always forget which came first: Rococobilly or Baroqueabilly.

Either way, best wishes to the OP in her quest. :)

Edited by skankdelvar, 15 March 2017 - 11:52 PM.


#10 lowdown

    ďAll music is folk music.I ainít never heard a horse sing a song

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,676 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Essex

Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:44 PM

View Postskankdelvar, on 15 March 2017 - 04:37 PM, said:

Baroque

I always forget which came first: Rococobilly or Baroqueabilly.


:lol: :lol:
"Never Look At The Trombones. It Only Encourages Them." - Richard Strauss

Soundcloud

Facebook

Feedback

#11 Marty Forrer

    Fully fledged member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts

Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

Happy Jack... you're never too old. I picked up the upright at 41. After playing jazz, swing, Irish etc, I joined a rockabilly band at 56 and learnt to slap. I was in that band for 9 years. At 69, I have my own rock n roll band that only requires slapping on a few Bill Haley numbers (Marty's Juke Joint on farcebook) but it's good to keep my hand in. Fact is that most rockabilly bands overdo the slap thing. A whole night of slap gets pretty boring for me anyway. I'd rather it were used only on songs where it enhances the song.

#12 No. 8 Wire

    Fully fledged member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 191 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Isle of Wight

Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:18 PM

View PostMarty Forrer, on 15 March 2017 - 07:55 PM, said:

Happy Jack... you're never too old. I picked up the upright at 41. After playing jazz, swing, Irish etc, I joined a rockabilly band at 56 and learnt to slap. I was in that band for 9 years. At 69, I have my own rock n roll band that only requires slapping on a few Bill Haley numbers (Marty's Juke Joint on farcebook) but it's good to keep my hand in. Fact is that most rockabilly bands overdo the slap thing. A whole night of slap gets pretty boring for me anyway. I'd rather it were used only on songs where it enhances the song.

Hey, that's encouraging, I'm 41 and just trying out upright. I pretty much only want to play rockabilly, rock and roll and blues though. Its tough going but it seems to be beneficial for my electric playing too. Unfortunately I'm too far away to be of any help to Jennifer but its the sort of thing it would be great to have a crack at.

#13 pete.young

    Hyper elite member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,882 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ipswich

Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:56 PM

View PostJenniferAnne, on 15 March 2017 - 01:11 PM, said:

Hahaha and also the fact that that word , the one I hideously mispelt will make or could create a new genre of its own :)))))
Who put the cack in the Rocakabilly
Who put the the ram in the ram-a-llama ding dong?

I am with Marty, a little can be very effective but goes a long way, especially if there is a drummer.

Jack you are never too old you just need lighter strings and it will keep the arthritis at bay!
Feedback: http://basschat.co.u...-for-peteyoung/
"Just another crouton, floating on the bouillabaisse of life"

#14 Happy Jack

    I look pretty young, but I'm just back-dated (yeah)

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,638 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London

Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:09 PM

Hmmmmm ... maybe slaphappy is the way to go.
Feedback +++ YouTube Channel +++ My Basses +++ Current active bands: Junkyard Dogs + King Ralph + Long String Hawkers +++ Gone, but not forgotten: Dani Molino + Karena K + Mick's Lawmen + The Sapphire Grooves + Westbound Piccadilly

It's never too late to have a Happy childhood.

#15 Paul S

    Is this the custom member title?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Thames Delta
  • Interests:Music,other stuff.

Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

View Postskankdelvar, on 15 March 2017 - 04:37 PM, said:

I always forget which came first: Rococobilly or Baroqueabilly.


:lol: I feel a band coming on... Big King Louis and the Barockettes, playing a selection of French 17th century rock and roll ditties.

#16 lowdown

    ďAll music is folk music.I ainít never heard a horse sing a song

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,676 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Essex

Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:32 AM

View PostPaul S, on 16 March 2017 - 10:19 AM, said:

Big King Louis and the Barockettes, playing a selection of French 17th century rock and roll ditties.

Remember them well.
Also, don't forget 'Vivaldi and his Venetian Swingers'.
They were real Baroque & Roll....
Back then they used to throw their Cart Keys onto the table.
:D

Edited by lowdown, 16 March 2017 - 10:34 AM.

"Never Look At The Trombones. It Only Encourages Them." - Richard Strauss

Soundcloud

Facebook

Feedback

#17 skankdelvar

    Tame Sesquipedalian

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,888 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wiltshire
  • Interests:Clause wrangling

Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

View PostPaul S, on 16 March 2017 - 10:19 AM, said:

:lol: I feel a band coming on... Big King Louis and the Barockettes, playing a selection of French 17th century rock and roll ditties.

At the risk of coming off like a pretentious classical music twat there's actually some seriously good sh*t from - broadly - that time and place. Check out Rameau, Lully and the Couperins (Louis and Francois).

#18 Happy Jack

    I look pretty young, but I'm just back-dated (yeah)

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,638 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London

Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

Lully and the Couperins?

Yeah, I caught their gig at The Tuileries back when they still had good music there.
Feedback +++ YouTube Channel +++ My Basses +++ Current active bands: Junkyard Dogs + King Ralph + Long String Hawkers +++ Gone, but not forgotten: Dani Molino + Karena K + Mick's Lawmen + The Sapphire Grooves + Westbound Piccadilly

It's never too late to have a Happy childhood.

#19 skankdelvar

    Tame Sesquipedalian

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,888 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wiltshire
  • Interests:Clause wrangling

Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:43 PM

View PostHappy Jack, on 16 March 2017 - 04:45 PM, said:

Lully and the Couperins?

Damn. Should have been an Oxford comma in there.

Post facto edit: Rameau, Lully, and the Couperins (Louis, Francois, and Tommy)

#20 Conan

    What would Geddy Lee do?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,642 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Toon
  • Interests:Music, food, drink, family, garden, cricket, rugby...

Posted 17 March 2017 - 08:05 AM

View Postpete.young, on 15 March 2017 - 08:56 PM, said:

....ram-a-llama ding dong?

Alpacas are quivering with fear just reading that!

Posted Image

Edited by Conan, 17 March 2017 - 08:06 AM.

Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass; G&L M2000 GTB tribute; 'Fecker' fretless J; J&D Vintage 1975 J (modified). Markbass LMII, TKS H115, Barefaced Compact. Feedback here.

After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true. Live long and prosper!





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users