Music.. Food for the Soul

My other passion….messing around on the bass……

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Rick Shaw

Rick Shaw
Grammy winner and Bassist Extraordinaire

 Bassist extraordinaire

Rick is the bassist for Johnny Mathis and Gordon Goodwin‘s Big Phat Band. He’s a phenomenal musician.

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I love all types of music, but being bass oriented I tend to lean towards jazz and pop or anything with a good beat or walking bass line to it. Below are some clips of me playing the covers of some of my favorite artists and composers. This is just a hobby for me, so I’m allowed to screw up. A special thank you to Rick Shaw and Kris Berg for their kindness and generosity in helping out a novice bass player.

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Squiggly ( Kris Berg)

Narnian Dance ( Kris Berg)

I just called to say, I love you (Stevie Wonder, Nathan Watts bass)

Kelsier (Stockton Helbing, arr Kris Berg)

On Green Dolphin Street ( Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw, Oscar Peterson)

Bill’s Thrills ( Lars Halle)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ( arr, Gordon Goodwin)

One block off easy street ( bass tribute) Kris Berg

Limestreet Blues ( bass cover) ( Phillip Braham, arr Less Hooper)

R U Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

Beata Solitudine ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Confide in me (Manhattan Transfer)

No Spring Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

Winter wonderland (Babyface)

Games ( Kris Berg)

Aint nothing like the real thing. Original backing track ( Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Bass line by James Jamerson/Bob Babbit)

I was made to love her ( Bass tribute) James Jamerson, Stevie Wonder

And your bird can sing ( Beatles)

Till there was you ( bass tribute) Paul Mc Cartney,Meredith Willson

Good Morning Starshine (Galt MacDermot; Gerome Ragni,James Rado )

I love you (Cole Porter)

Coconut Champagne ( bass Cover) Denis Di Blasio, arr Victor Lopez

Give it one (Maynard Ferguson) arr, Alan Blaylock

Stompin on a Riff (David Berger)

Hook, Line and Swinger ( Rob Vuono)

Ive got my love to keep me warm ( Barry Manilow)

Winter Wonderland ( Felix Bernard, arr Jack Cooper)

Take the A train( Duke Ellington)

A Few Good Men ( Gordon Goodwin)

Some good things ( bass cover) Barry Manilow

Sweet Life-It’s a Long Way Up ( bass cover) Barry Manilow

If I can Dream, Barry Manilow ( cover)

Freedom Dance (Eddie Harris, arr Eric Richards)

Non E Amore (Eros Ramazzotti)

Bambino Nel Tempo (Eros Ramazzotti)

Yo Tennenbaum ( arr by Gordon Goodwin,Rick Shaw on Bass)

Sing Sing Sing ( Louis Prima, arr. Gordon Goodwin)

Jitterbug Waltz ( Thomas Waller, arr Eric Richards)

Just in Time( Jule Stein, arr by Roy Phillippe)

Armandos Big Band ( Allen Wittig)

High Maintenance (Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

Yo Sin Ti (Eros Ramazzotti)

Cresent City Stomp( Dave Brubeck, arr Kris Berg)

Amazing Grace ( arr, Dave Rivell)

My friend the couch ( Craig Skeffington)

Take the A train ( Baylock version)

Abie Baby (Galt MacDermot; Gerome Ragni; James Rado; )

Povo (Freddie Hubbard, Eric Morales)

Christmas is just around the corner ( bass tribute) Barry Manilow

La Almeja Pequena ( Gordon Goodwin)

Stars and Stripes ( John Phillip Sousa, Arr by Wycliffe Gordon)

Chicken Scratch ( Kris Berg Jazz)

A Chili Pepper Christmas (arr Doug Beach, George Shutack)

Jingle Bells( Barry Manilow duet with Expose)

Aquarius (cover) (Galt MacDermot; Gerome Ragni; James Rado; )

Don’t put it down ( Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado)

Nothing Personal (Cover, Micheal Brecker)

Talk is Cheap( Kris Berg)

Morning Dance ( Spyro Gyra, )

Emergency Stopping Only ( Craig Skeffington)

Lulu’s left town ( Mark Taylor)

Pah Dah Pah Dah ( Kris Berg Jazz)

Masquerade ( Cover)

Hit the Ground Running( Gordon Goodwin, Phat Band)

Rio ( Keith Jones)

Drivin (Adrien Re)

Peaceful Thunder (Louis Bellson, Dave Black arr. George Stone)

Naranja ( Victor Lopez)

Yu Ming (rare live studio mix with Lee Sklar on bass)

Hit the Bricks (Gordon Goodwin)

El Macho Muchado(Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

Sax to the Max ( Mike Lewis)

Baby has a fast car( Paul Clark)

Feather Report ( Kris Berg)

Pecking Order ( Kris Berg)

Go Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (arr,Gordon Goodwin, Big Phat Band)

Jazz Police(Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

Hunting Wabbits (3) Get off my Lawn ( Gordon Goodman, Rick Shaw)

Horn of Puente(Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

I do I do I do ( Abba)

Knowing you knowing me ( Abba)

Dancin Fool ( Barry Manilow)

Azul Sin Par ( Eros Ramazzotti)

The Phat Pack ( Gordon Goodwin, Phat Band)

Y en el Este Una Luz Cover ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Backrow Politics (Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

Goodbye My Heart (Mike Smuckal)

El aguila y el condor ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Fuego en el Fuego ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Uragano Meri ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Nomadi d’ amore ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Falsa Partenza (Eros Ramazzotti)

Solarita (Eros Ramazzotti)

Tu Sei ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Buona Vita ( Eros Ramazzotti, Nathan East on Bass)

Lei Pero ( Eros Ramazzotti, Nathan East on Bass)

Martha My Dear ( The Beatles)

Trickle Trickle ( Manhattan Transfer)

Your Mother Should know ( The Beatles)

Penny Lane ( The Beatles)

Gotta get you into my life ( The Beatles)

What Goes On ( The Beatles)

All you need is love ( Beatles)

Questions 67&68 ( Chicago, Peter Cetera on Bass)

13 old days ( Chicago)

(Click here for Christmas tunes)

For more background info on my interest in music, check out this post I wrote last year.

Btw, Winston is no longer allowed in my Music room. Not because I’m trying to keep my practice space as hypoallergenic as possible, but because a carpet covered speaker cabinet makes the perfect scratching post for a cat. He’s torn the crap out of it.

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