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In addition to playing bass for the likes of Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Donald Fagen and Aretha Franklin, session ace Chuck Rainey also recorded the bass lines for TV themes like The Rockford Files. Hawaii Five-0 and Charlie’s Angels.
Chuck’s list of credits reads like War & Peace... the extended edition. Among his many top sessions he played the bass on Louis Armstrong’s 1968 classic What A Wonderful World. He’s also been involved in recording sessions for countless TV and radio ads.
Like other session legends he recorded his early sides with a Fender Precision Bass, in Chuck’s case a ’57 model, fitted with flatwound strings. If you fancy a '50s-style P-Bass like Chuck's, check out our review of the Fender Road Worn Series. Badass.
Band: Session ace
Gear: 1957 Fender Precision Bass, Ampeg B-15