Jump to content


Please note: You can easily log in to MPN using your Facebook account!

Best Rhythm Section Ever?


Ren.

Recommended Posts



  • Replies 35
  • Created
  • Last Reply

PROBABLY JAMES JAMERSON AND URIEL JONES,

BUT HEY COME ON THERE ARE TONS

TIMMY C AND BRAD WILK

STUART ZENDER AND DERRICK MCKENZIE

PAUL JACKSON AND MIKE CLARK

JOHN PAUL JONES AND JOHN BONHAM

CHARLES MINGUS AND PHILLY JO JONES

EVEN FIELDY AND DAVE SILVERIA

BUT MY PICK IS THE FUNK BROTHERS

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Steve Gadd and Anthony Jackson

 

Steve Gadd and Will Lee

 

Steve Gadd and Marcus Miller

 

Steve Gadd and Eddie Gomez

 

Roy Haynes and Dave Holland

 

Kim Plainfield and Tom Barney

 

Dennis Chamber and Gary Grainger

 

Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison

 

Philly Jo Jones and Paul Chambers

 

Art Blakey and Paul Chambers

 

John Dunlap and Frankie Ore

 

Billy Cobham and Ron Carter (on electric - hilarious)

 

Russ Kunkle and Lee Sklar

 

Omar Hakim and Marcus Miller

 

Dave Weckle and Anthony Jackson

 

Jeff Snipes and Oteil Burbridge

 

Jeff Porcaro and David Hungate

 

John Robinson and Bobby Watkins

Link to comment
Share on other sites

tnb stole a lot of mine -- I do have to second all the Paul Chambers lineups and the Roy Haynes/Dave Holland mention, as well as the Paul Jackson/Mike Clark combo. Others:

 

Tony Williams/Ron Carter

Jack DeJohnette/Dave Holland

Billy Kilson/Dave Holland

Brian Blade/Scott Colley

Brian Blade/John Pattitucci

Roy Haynes/Miroslav Vitous

Stevie Wonder/Stevie Wonder (synth bass) or Nathan East

 

David

 

PS: Whoever said Bobby McFerrin -- :D:thu:

My Site

Nord Electro 5D, Novation Launchkey 61, Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3, lots of plugins, fingers, pencil, paper.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jeremy, be honest- Did you have Animal autograph that for you, or did you get it that way? :D

 

Gotta second a couple-

 

The Funk Bros. (obviously)

Jones and Bonham

Porcaro and Hungate

 

and add these

 

Ray Shulman and John Weathers (Gentle Giant)

Jack Irons (or Chad Smith) and Flea (RHCP)

Norwood Fisher and Philip "Fish" Fisher (Fishbone)

Robert Trujillo and Brooks Wackerman (Infectious Grooves)

Chad Wackerman (or Gary Husband) and Jeff Berlin

Chuck Rainey and Dennis Chambers

Mike Bordin and Billy Gould (Faith No More)

Trevor Dunn and Danny Heifetz (Mr. Bungle)

Muzz Skillings and Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee (Ben Folds Five)George Hurley and Mike Watt (Firehose)

MCA and Mike D (Beastie Boys)

 

Just a few...

 

Peace,

 

wraub

 

I'm a lot more like I am now than I was when I got here.

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally posted by wraub:

Muzz Skillings and Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun (Living Colour)

Excellent choices!

 

Hmmmmmm....Sweet Willie and Will Calhoun sounds like it has potential, doesn't it? I think I could really dig playing with Will Calhoun.

 

How 'bout Marcus Miller and Poogie Bell? Or, Marcus Miller and Omar Hakim? Or Jaco Pastorius and Kenwood Dennard?

 

Later.

spreadluv

 

Fanboy? Why, yes! Nordstrand Pickups and Guitars.

Messiaen knew how to parlay the funk.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OK, I watched SITSOM last week, so those funk guys are pretty good.

 

Also like some of the other suggestions:

Bonham/JPJ

Sledge/Jessee (Ben Folds Five - excellent!)

Russ Kunkle/Lee Sklar

Nigel Olson/Dee Murray (Elton John)

 

Jeremy - I disagree. I think Animal worked better with Floyd Pepper - I prefer Lisa with a sax.

 

As well as:

Moon/Entwistle

Carmine Appice/Tim Bogert

Baker/Bruce

The Beatles (because everyone took turns supporting the rhythm)

 

Tom

www.stoneflyrocks.com

Acoustic Color

 

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

Link to comment
Share on other sites

All right, Already! Enough of the Who, Zep, Rush, etc. Yeah, they're great, but I thought we were talking about groove. At least no one said Cliff Burton and Lars Ulrich. Lars has gone his entire career without having bass in his monitor. What's up with that?

 

My serious votes for the groovemeisters: (Not in this order, that's just the way I typed it.)

(The bass player's name is always listed first.)

 

David Hood and Roger Hawkins. Muscle Shoals Studios.

Tommy Cogbill and Roger Hawkins. on Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin.

Gary Grainger and Dennis Chambers. on Blue Matter, Loud Jazz and Pick Hits Live by John Scofield. (Don't let Scofield's jazz credentials scare you off, this music is FUNKY).

David Hungate and Jeff Porcaro. on Lowdown by Boz Scaggs (Hall of Fame for that track) and Rosanna by Toto.

Chuck Rainey and Jeff Porcaro. on Peg by Steely Dan. (Hall of Fame).

Anthony Jackson and Dave Weckl. on Public Access by Steve Kahn. Check out Mama Chola. Pop Quiz on what time signature it is in.

Gerald Jemmott and Herb Lovelle. with B.B. King on Alive and Well and Completely Well.(Hall of Fame for The Thrill is Gone).

Willie Weeks and Fred White. on Donnie Hathaway Live.

Rusty Allen and Andy Newmark. on Fresh by Sly Stone.

Larry Graham and Greg Errico. on There's a Riot Goin' On by Sly Stone.

Paul Jackson and Mike Clark. on Thrust by Herbie Hancock. (Hall of Fame for the whole album).

Rocco Prestia and David Garibaldi. with Tower of Power. (Hall of Fame for What is Hip?)(Lifetime Hall of Fame for everything else.)

Duck Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr. with Booker T. and the MGs. (Lifetime Hall of Fame).

Leroy Hodges and Dennis Grimes. with Al Green. Why aren't these guys household names? No one has ever touched their groove.

Chuck Rainey and Bernard Purdie. with Aretha Franklin.(Hall of Fame for Rock Steady)

Lifetime Hall of Fame for James Jamerson and Benny Benjamin.

and finally Lifetime Hall of Fame for all the bass players and drummers who played on James Brown singles from approximately 1969 to 1973.

 

KnowwhatImean?

 

And no, I've never met Animal personally, but I've sure played with a lot of drummers who seemed to be influenced by him! And unfortunately none of them were groovin'. (Looked cool on stage, though).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I cannot believe no one has mentioned Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar. I hope I overlooked it in someone's post.

 

I'll throw in Sting, Stewart and Andy (Forget for a moment that they were an entire band)

 

Dan Gottlieb, Lyle Mays and Steve Rodby with The Pat Metheny Group.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Chris Wood and Billy Martin, MMW.

 

Leon Wilkeson and Artimus Pyle. (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

 

John Deacon and Roger Taylor. (Queen)

 

Lee Sklar and Billy Cobham.

 

Lee Sklar and Phil Collins.

 

Lee Sklar and Chester Thompson.

 

Lee Sklar and a drum machine, fer crissakes.

 

Bootsy Collins, Jabo Starks, and Clyde Stubblefield. (The JBs)

 

Chris Squire and Alan White. (Yes)

 

Tony Levin and Bill Bruford. (King Crimson)

"I had to have something, and it wasn't there. I couldn't go down the street and buy it, so I built it."

 

Les Paul

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally posted by jeremyc:
Anthony Jackson and Dave Weckl. on Public Access by Steve Kahn. Check out Mama Chola. Pop Quiz on what time signature it is in.
Man, not only is that one of my desert island must haves, but Weckl's solo on Mama Chola is one of the finest drum solos EVER. Let's not even mention Anthony's bass playing as the song fades.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

So is it fair to say, based on responses, that most rhythm sections are the best ever? I never would've expected that many ties for the title.

 

Also, I'm a bit unclear, I guess, about what a rhythm section is--just bassist + drummer? Should I conclude that James Jamerson & Benny Benjamin were in a rhythm section, but Joe Messina, Joe Hunter, & Jack Ashford weren't?

 

I never get these lists.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...