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 #82146  by freshsamantha
 Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:50 pm
Hi!

I'm trying to make a collection for a bass player friend who is trying to become more familiar with Phil's style of some of Phil's greatest 'moments'....just tracks where he really shines.

Some that I have uncovered are:

Viola Lee Blues (6-18-67)
Morning Dew (10-18-74)
Unbroken Chain (3-23-95)

Does anyone have anything to add? I'd love some help! Any great bass solos? Any fantastic versions of The Music Never Stopped, Crazy Fingers, Help on the Way, or Eyes of the World ?

Thanks!
 #82147  by tigerstrat
 Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:10 pm
wouldn't know where or how to begin...

a few:
Eyes 7/19/74
Help 4/26/83 or 4/12/83
Other One 11/1/68
Let It Grow 4/26/83
 #93659  by ScubaGeek
 Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:38 pm
Any version of Eyes Of The World from 73 or 74. One of the things I always look forward to when I get another show from that era that has Eyes is the chance to hear another Phil bass solo. I was always disappointed when I heard post-74 versions of the song and he had stopped playing solos at the end of that song. I never understood why. I like Phil's solos, wish he had played more in later years.

Oh, and of course, the studio version of Box Of Rain. Yeah, I know that's not him playing bass on that track, but he delivers a perfect vocal on the track, perfectly suiting Hunter's perfect lyrics.
 #93672  by Pete B.
 Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:40 am
Box of Rain
Unbroken Chain
Passenger

Phil-Bombs in general.
 #93685  by mttourpro
 Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:22 pm
I'm biased because I was there, but my favorite Phil "moment" ever was the Jack Straw from Oxford Speedway, Maine on 7-2-88.
The definition of Phil Bombs.
 #93735  by ebick
 Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Whats become of the baby
Tennessee....because you said this, I forced myself to do something I haven't done in years, and swore I'd never do again.....and that was to listen to that piece of..........music.

I hope that you viewed this as a troll based on the OPs post count of one, because if not, then all I can say is......

Seriously?.....that is where you would point someone who wants to hear Phil's best moments?
 #93737  by brbadg
 Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:09 am
The entire Skull and Roses album.I still work on this one,and he still kicks my ass.The tone is really good and it's a good entry into his 4 string style.
 #93739  by Cmnaround
 Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:08 am
mttourpro wrote:I'm biased because I was there, but my favorite Phil "moment" ever was the Jack Straw from Oxford Speedway, Maine on 7-2-88.
The definition of Phil Bombs.
I'll second that emotion - Phil dropped some serious bombs during jack straw - very very nice. Recommend checking this one out if you weren't there -
 #93770  by Tennessee Jedi
 Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:11 am
ebick wrote:
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Whats become of the baby
Tennessee....because you said this, I forced myself to do something I haven't done in years, and swore I'd never do again.....and that was to listen to that piece of..........music.

I hope that you viewed this as a troll based on the OPs post count of one, because if not, then all I can say is......

Seriously?.....that is where you would point someone who wants to hear Phil's best moments?
You actually listened to that cut ????????
:lol: :lol: :lol:
My bad !
 #93771  by ebick
 Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:34 am
Tennessee Jedi wrote:
ebick wrote:
Tennessee Jedi wrote:Whats become of the baby
Tennessee....because you said this, I forced myself to do something I haven't done in years, and swore I'd never do again.....and that was to listen to that piece of..........music.

I hope that you viewed this as a troll based on the OPs post count of one, because if not, then all I can say is......

Seriously?.....that is where you would point someone who wants to hear Phil's best moments?
You actually listened to that cut ????????
:lol: :lol: :lol:
My bad !
YES....and you owe me 8 minutes of my life!