The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 01/31, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will be about the most important instrument in any band worth the name.

And of course I mean: Bass.

Thanks to Bloviating Zeppelin for the show topic, and to Traveling Cynic for the extra playa suggestions I missed!

Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat!

Spoiler set list (bassist in parentheses, in progress):

The Who: Heaven And Hell (John Entwistle)
Primus: Jerry Was A Race Car Driver (Les Claypool)
James Brown: Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine (Bootsy Collins)
Jaco Pastorius: Portrait Of Tracy (Jaco Pastorius)
Ella Fitzgerald: Summertime (Wilfred Middlebrooks)
The Allman Brothers Band: Statesboro Blues (Berry Oakley)
The Beatles: Rain (Paul McCartney)
Led Zeppelin: Ramble On (John Paul Jones)
Stanley Clarke: Spanish Phases For Strings And Bass (Stanley Clarke)
Victor Bailey: Slippin N Trippin Pt 2 (Victor Bailey)
Bootsy Collins: Bootzilla (Bootsy Collins)
Minutemen: Maybe Partying Will Help (Mike Watt)
The Band: Don’t Do It (Rick Danko)
Little Feat: Strawberry Flats (Roy Estrada)
The Supremes: You Can’t Hurry Love (James Jamerson)
Punch Brothers: Squirrel of Possibility
Toots and the Maytals: Pressure Drop
Rush: Yyz (Geddy Lee)
Milt Jackson: Simplicity & Beauty
Bela Fleck: Hurricane Camille (Victor Wooten)
Oscar Peterson: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Ray Brown)
Sam and Dave: Hold On I’m Comin’ (Duck Dunn)
Augustus Pablo: King Tubby Meets Rocker Uptown (Ashton Barrett)
Yes: Long Distance Runaround (Chris Squire)
Black Sabbath: Bassically/NIB (Geezer Butler)
Spinal Tap: Big Bottom
Queen: Fat Bottomed Girls (John Deacon)
Warren Zevon: Werewolves Of London (John McVie)
The Jackson 5: I Want You Back
The Beach Boys:  Good Vibrations (Carol Kaye)
The Ramones: I Wanna Be Sedated
Curtis Mayfield: Superfly
The Staple Singers: I’ll Take You There (David Hood)