Re: [Harp-L] Group Arrangement
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- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Group Arrangement
- From: Tom Ball <havaball@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:45:14 -0800
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True in that the "bass" (or more accrately, bass-line) was often
handled by one of the guitarists.
However, usually the guitar wasn't tuned down an octave.
I'm in the midst of reading LW's bio for the second time and at least
half of his recordings had no bass but one of his guitar players
tuning down an octave and played the bass line as The Iceman stated.
Other recordings had Willie Dixon or Big Crawford on bass.
In those days the electric bass was in the infant stage and mic'ing
an upright bass, drums or piano were far from perfect and provided a
sound that would be unacceptable in today's music.
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