Bass Playing on American Pie

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Bass Playing on American Pie

Postby Cheap Bass Tard » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:59 pm

Anybody know who was Don McLean's bass player on the song American Pie?

Never noticed it before, but that's some damn tasty bass playing. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Bass Playing on American Pie

Postby nolabass » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:18 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Stoner

Apparently Rob Stoner... player with Dylan some....


Don McLean - vocals, guitar, banjo
Warren Bernhardt - piano ("Crossroads")
Ray Colcord - electric piano
Tom Flye - drums ("The Grave"), engineering
Ed Freeman - string arrangements
Paul Griffin - piano ("American Pie")
Lee Hays - arranger
Mike Mainieri - marimba, vibraphone
Roy Markowitz - drums, percussion
Gene Orloff - concert master
Bob Rothstein - bass, vocals
David Spinozza - electric guitar ("American Pie")
West Forty Fourth Street Rhythm and Noise Choir - chorus
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Re: Bass Playing on American Pie

Postby Cheap Bass Tard » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:38 pm

Never heard of the guy, but he played his azz off on that song...
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Bass Playing on American Pie

Postby DaveyG67 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:53 pm

Huh... I could've sworn I read somewhere years ago that Tony Levin played bass on that track... Edit: just checked Tony's website, he played on the two albums after American Pie... I 'll shut up now... :-/
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