6/24/2013

Weekly Bassline #106: My Days Are Numbered (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

I received a donation from Highland Park, Illinois and I'm really excited about that. During the last weeks it occured to me that more and more readers from abroad visit my blog and so I decided to start writing it in english from now on.

As a thank-you gift for the donation I transcribed a fantastic bassline by Jim Fielder to the song "My Days Are Numbered" from the debut album of Blood, Sweat & Tears "Child Is Father To Man" (1968).
It's a pretty busy bassline using lots of arpeggios and pentatonic runs. The song was written by Al Kooper and is alternating between funky mid-tempo verses and a slow tempo gospelish chorus. It also features a backward guitar-solo.