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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:18 AM

"When you hear somebody with balls, that's me," Carol Kaye

Finally inducted into the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.



Brian Wilson: "Carol, you're the greatest d--- bass player in the world".

Lou Rawls: "Carol played great on all my hits (60's) and she was cool."

Jazz singer Joe Williams: "Carol Kaye, as black as she wants to be."

Benny Carter: "Carol, you were the best on Fender bass and a large part of our music business."

Milt Bernhardt, vip trombonist, Emcee of Big Band Academy: "Carol Kaye, I forgive you for putting the Fender Bass on the map."

Plas Johnson, #1 recording jazz saxman (Pink Panther): "I enjoyed 'Thumbs Up', everyone played well."

DR. JOHN (Mac Rabbenac): "Carol Kaye is a sweetheart and a kick-a--
guitar player as well as a kick-a-- bass player!"

Taj Mahal to Carol Kaye when both appeared at the 2000 EMC Music Museum in Seattle - "Carol Kaye, you are the BEST!"

http://www.carolkaye.com/www/biography/index.htm

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Reply "When you hear somebody with balls, that's me," Carol Kaye (Original post)
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 OP
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The Polack MSgt Apr 2019 #12
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Iggo Apr 2019 #13
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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:07 AM

1. This makes me smile.

Caveat, I'm quite the bass geek, so I knew exactly who Carol Kaye is.

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Response to better (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:44 AM

2. Me too, better! I Love the bass.

My husband is an avid surfer and surf music was one genre I never thought I'd get into. But while grooving to the Beach Boys years ago, I was like That Bass. And he was like, Oh, that's Carol Kaye. Since then I had to know everything I could about her and been in love with her ever since.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:39 AM

3. You may appreciate this then...

I built a social media platform dedicated exclusively to bassists. I'm really proud of the clever name!

http://bassbook.org

Still needs a lot of work though, and I haven't been very successful at getting many people aware of it. Only so much I can do as a side project in my free time. Coincidentally, I build bass guitar speaker cabinets. In the banner photo on the site, that's Kevin Walker (played for Patti LaBelle, Wilson Pickett, Justin Timberlake, Prince, etc.) testing out one of my more sophisticated and exotic models, that you can see at the bottom with the Salvidor Dali painting on the grille.

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Response to better (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:55 AM

5. Will head over right after work!

I think cleverly named bassbook is going to be a treat!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:59 AM

6. On a note totally unrelated to bass...

I also made another social media platform dedicated to Minecraft, also with a clever name...

http://crumblr.net

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Response to better (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:47 AM

10. Ha! Crumblr, Perfect take for Minecraft.

I don't know who GlitchSmith is but that is one incredible video. Thought it was just me till I read the responses at YouTube.

Really well done, better, creating spaces from music to gaming (art as far as I'm concerned). It seems you know what you're doing and I hope that you'll attract more followers as time allows

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:44 AM

11. Actually...

Google knows what it's doing. I'm just good at figuring out the right question to ask it and following the instructions! But thanks, anyway! GlitchSmith, by the way, is one of my Minecraft buddies.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:51 AM

4. A few more bass-related pics...



This is the guitar variant of a series of bass/guitar cabs that are stackable with each other.



My logo.



I found that I can get an acoustically transparent mesh on which I can have anything printed using a wide-format plotter.



This is an 18" 3-way configuration, with horns for mid/high, but the cabinet is designed such that the baffle is removable/replaceable, so this cab can be reconfigured as a 1x15, 2x12, or 2x10, in 2 or 3-way configurations. It's also what's called a double-chamber tri-vented enclosure, which produces a truly mind-bending amount of low end. This cab was designed for the single-course 12-string you can see in one of the pics on bassbook.



And a random pic of me playing a friend of mine's 18 string triple-course 6.
Really badly!

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Response to better (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:18 AM

8. Wow! All I know is

that's a lot of amplifiers and my knowledge stops there. Had to FaceTime my niece, a guitarist/bassist, who just completed her first year in in Valencia, Spain at Berklee College of Music, just got accepted into the Music Production and Engineering major. She was giddily responding waay above my head to your equipment dimensions/configurations and stuff. Still couldn't wrap my head around it so I'll just continue listening

Now, Dali I can talk about but niece is going to do the same with her amp because she says that's a double piece of art right there. One day, I'll have my logo and Thank you, better, she says.

Nice pic and love you musicians! Just wonderful.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:22 PM

7. I have a friend that took Skype lessons from her for awhile.

She sounds like quite the character, along with her legendary status in popular music.

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Response to cemaphonic (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:31 AM

9. Yes! I read about that. I guess after years of performing

while raising 3 kids and 2 marriages, teaching in this digital age was a perfect segue. Yeah, one cool lady.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:10 PM

12. She is such a badass

I'm a music nerd, and I still get mad at how long I was in the dark about her work.

I am glad she's getting her just due while still around for the experience.

(But the R&R Hall of Fame is still pretty much garbage)

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:40 PM

14. Yeah, me too!

Agree wholeheartedly about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:42 PM

13. The Wrecking Crew.

Greatest band of all time.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:42 PM

15. I haven't seen the documentary

about the group but found it's at Amazon and YouTube. Will definitely watch this weekend.

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