Here You gonna find some transcriptions. There are just a few, but I will update this site regularly, so make sure to come back. Some of these titles are found in different versions on the internet or are were published in books. My reason to do the transcription on my own is because I found a mistake (I thougt I did :)), I got a different version, or I have a different interpretation. And of course getting detailed in touch with that song. If You have any suggestions, find mistakes, please contact me. If you enjoy it, it would be nice if you make a small donation. Thank You!
WHEREVER I LAY MY HAT (THAT'S MY HOME) - PAUL YOUNG
This song was recorded first by Marvin Gaye in 1962. On this Version, from the year 1983 from Paul Young's album "No Parlez", Pino Palladino playes this outstanding bass line on his Muicman Stingray Fretless Bass. The best thing on that Song besides the Intro is the build up from whole notes to a sixteenth notes groove at the end.
I GOT A NAME - JIM CROCE
This song got re-famous with the movie "Django" by Quentin Tarantino. It is out of the year 1973 and has as it deserves a wonderful bass line. I'm not sure if it was played by Bob Babbit, there are discussions on the internet that Joe Mack played it. Anyway, the bass line has a beautiful meldodic and rhythmic approach.
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK - PAUL SIMON
The Only Living Boy In New York is the song with the most melodic bass line out of the Simon & Garfunkel catalogue. It also is my favourite. It was originally played by Joe Osborn, this transcription is Pino Palladino's Version from the concert "Old Friends - Live on Stage" out of the year 2004.
SURF - MAC MILLER (BASS SOLO)
I DON'T TRUST MYSELF - JOHN MAYER (BASS SOLO)
This song from John Mayer's album "Continuum" out of 2006 is very special: It features two of the greatest bass players ever, Willie Weeks and Pino Palladino at the same time! It also has a very nice guitar solo. How does it sound if it was played on a bass guitar? Here it is.
DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES - PAUL SIMON
And a Song from another masterpiece out of the year 1986: Graceland by Paul Simon. Slapping on a fretless bass is not only possible, it sounds great. This is amazingly demonstrated by Bakithi Kumalo on this track. It has also great melodic elements. Make sure to check out Bakithi's lesson on YouTube.
GOOD LOVE IS ON THE WAY - JOHN MAYER