Larry Graham – Super Slapping Bass
Sep 07 2015
Larry Graham is best known as both the bass guitar player in the popular and influential psychedelic soul/funk band Sly & the Family Stone, and as the founder and frontman of Graham Central Station. He is credited with the invention of the slapping technique, which radically expanded the tonal palette of the bass, although he himself refers to the technique as “Thumpin’ and Pluckin’.” Larry Graham is ranked #3 on Digital Dreamdoor’s list of “100 Greatest Rock Bass Guitarists of All Time.”
Could be because of the fact the musical influence of Larry Graham is continually (and very thankfully) re-enforced on musicians and soul, funk and rock music fans in general, it is sometimes easy to think of Larry Graham as a figure whose been consistently there. In fact,on both ends the opposite tends to be true. Larry’s talents are still rather unheralded. And his last recordings were released fourteen years ago. This is the man who basically invented the slap style of funk bass playing. That’s wonderful, not only because some musicians never invented anything but Larry has always continued to expand on and innovate his invention, from his Family Stone days through GCS, his own solo music and collaborations with like minded musicians such as Prince. So now on the Razor & Tie label, Larry re-upped his GCS concept to show yet another generation exactly what he’s all about.
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