9/06/2014

Weekly Basslines #141: Geraldine and John (Joe Jackson)

Here's the second part of my series about my personal bass heroes.

This time it's Graham Maby.

Wikipedia says:

"Graham Maby (born 1952, Gosport, England), is a bass guitar player. He has recorded and toured with Joe Jackson since his first album, appearing on most of Jackson's albums and tours. He has continued to record and tour with Jackson even while working with other artists.

In the early '90s he toured with Graham Parker, Garland Jeffreys, the Silos, and Darden Smith, among others. In 1996, Maby joined They Might Be Giants recording and touring with them. From 1998 until 2002 he recorded and toured with Natalie Merchant's band. Maby has also appeared on recordings with Marshall Crenshaw, Joan Baez, Freedy Johnston, Ian Hunter, Regina Spektor and Dar Williams."

I'm really a big fan of Graham Mabys bass playing ever since the first time I saw the Joe Jackson Band in the early eighties. I love the way he's creating interesting and remarkable basslines that essentially support the song. To demonstrate what I mean I picked one of Grahams most remarkable basslines he recorded with Joe Jackson on his second album "I'm the Man" from 1979.






And there are lots of more extraordinary basslines Graham Maby provided on different Joe Jackson songs.
Here's a few of my favorites:
 
Sunday Papers from Joe Jackson's first album "Look Sharp":



Beat Crazy from Joe jackson's third album "Beat Crazy":



Got The Time from Joe Jackson's first album "Look Sharp":



On Your Radio from Joe Jackson's second album "I'm The Man":