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, pop or anything with a groovy 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 musical and instructional contributions.

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Johnny come lately(Billy Strayhorn, arr Eric Morales)

Tell her about it ( Billy Joel)

Gonna Fly now , theme from the movie Rocky (Bill Conti, Ayn Robbins, Carol Connors, arr Victor Lopez)
Alianza (Erik Morales)

Jeannine (Duke Pearson)

La Suerte De Los Tontos Victor Lopez

Believe ( Paul Clark)

Squiggly (Kris Berg)

Amazing Grace (arr Dave Rivello)

My Favorite things (Barry Manilow)

School of thought (Kris Berg)

Armandos Big Band (Allen Wittig)

Nothing Personal (Cover, Micheal Brecker)

Pecking Order ( Kris Berg)

El Macho Muchado(Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw )

Electric blues old fashioned melody(Hair sound track,Galt MacDermot;Tom Pierson)

Kelsier (Stockton Helbing, arr Kris Berg)

Games (Kris Berg)

Nothing could be hotter than that Manhattan Transfer, Armstrong)

I’m OK, You’re OK ( Kris Berg)

Aquarius (Galt MacDermot;Gerome Ragni; James Rado)

Winter wonderland(Babyface)

Fuego en el Fuego ( Eros Ramozzzotti)

My old friend ( Al Jarreau)

A Few Good Men ( Gordon Goodwin)

Our Love (AL Jarreau)

Absolutely Awesome (Lennie Niehaus)

Limestreet Blues ( Phillip Braham, arr Less Hooper)

Confide in me (Manhattan Transfer)

R U Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

I love you (Cole Porter)

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

Time Management ( Kris Berg)

Beata Solitudine (Eros Ramozzotti)

Easy (Al Jarreau)

Four Brothers ( Manhattan Transfer)

Teach me tonight( Al Jarreau)

Yo Sin Ti (Eros Ramozzotti)

The Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

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

Yesterdays(Kris Berg Jazz)

Talk is Cheap( Kris Berg)

Jazz Police ( Gordon Goodwin)

Masquerade ( Cover)

My Ship(Gershwin)

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

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

And your bird can sing ( Beatles)

Cresent City Stomp( Dave Brubeck, arr Kris Berg)

Closer to your love ( bass cover) Al Jarreau ( Al Jarreau)

Take the A train( Duke Ellington)

Take the A train ( Baylock version)

Give it one (Maynard Ferguson) arr, Alan Blaylock

Stompin on a Riff (David Berger)

Hit the Bricks (Gordon Goodwin)

Hook, Line and Swinger ( Rob Vuono)

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

No Spring Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

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

Bill’s Thrills ( Lars Halle)

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

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

Beata Solitudine ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Narnian Dance ( Kris Berg)

One block off easy street ( bass tribute) Kris Berg

Lulu’s left town ( Mark Taylor)

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

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

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

Winter Wonderland ( Felix Bernard, arr Jack Cooper)

If I can Dream, Barry Manilow ( cover)

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)

High Maintenance (Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

My friend the couch ( Craig Skeffington)

Povo (Freddie Hubbard, Eric Morales)

La Almeja Pequena ( Gordon Goodwin)

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

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

Jingle Bells( Barry Manilow duet with Expose)

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

Morning Dance ( Spyro Gyra, )

Pah Dah Pah Dah ( Kris Berg Jazz)

Hit the Ground Running( Gordon Goodwin, Phat Band)

Rio ( Keith Jones)

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

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

Baby has a fast car( Paul Clark)

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

Azul Sin Par ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Y en el Este Una Luz Cover ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Backrow Politics (Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

El aguila y el condor ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Uragano Meri ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Nomadi d’ amore ( 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)

Your Mother Should know ( The Beatles)

What Goes On ( The 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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