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We have to say that Bernard Edwards was a surprising omission from your nominations for the 25 greatest bass players of all time.
Edwards played some of the greatest funk and disco bass lines ever recorded. We’re talkin‘ Chic classics like Le Freak, Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah), Everybody Dance and of course, Good Times. Bernard’s bassline on Good Times was hugely influential in the development of hip-hop. The Sugarhill Gang sampled him on their 1979 hit Rapper’s Delight, the first hip-hop record to break the Top 40 in the US. Check out that iconic bassline in its original badass setting below.
Gear: Music Man StingRay, BC Rich Eagle