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May 29 2013

A Salute to Ray Manzarek & The Doors

With the passing of Ray Manzarek I’ve been listening to a lot of my old Doors albums.  Man is there some great bass lines on those albums.  Whether it is Ray on the Fender Rhodes Keyboard Bass or a studio bass player, the bass lines are simply fantastic.  It got me thinking how unusual it was for a band to feature bass so prominently in the mix back then.  Surely they must have been one of the first Rock bands to do this.  One things for sure, Ray had one hell of left hand!

 

This has always been one of my favorites – “When The Music’s Over”


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