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Good Times (from Risqué, 1979)

It would be cheap to suggest that ‘Good Times’ represents Bernard Edwards’ finest playing, as his career was full of moments of pure genius such as this one. However, the unparalleled bass-line in this song is probably his best-known work, and so many of us have learned from it that it’s impossible not to include it in the higher echelons of this list. Wise indeed is the man who knows that the sum of all bass-centric wisdom lies not in the moshpit nor at the blues club – but at the disco.


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The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time

What is it about lists? People love making them, reading them, and listening to them. Lists bring order to chaos. They help us remember things. They’re easy to scan. They promise instant knowledge. And they give us an opportunity to disagree.