Tuesday, July 24, 2012

NoTreble.com: Ten hits of the 60's to 80's on which the bassist was Shreveport native Joe Osborn

Joe Osborn by oneeyeddogblues
Joe Osborn, a photo by oneeyeddogblues on Flickr.

"Many bassists strive to have that one hit song, but Joe Osborn has more chart-topping records than he can even keep track of," writes Kevin Johnson at NoTreble.com.

"His signature tone – achieved with flatwound strings and a pick – underpins an overwhelming number of pop, rock, and country hits from the ’60s through the ’80s, and his resume reads like a who’s who of music history."

Descriptions of his 10 top sessions - along with sound clips - comprise a lesson in American pop culture. Today, he told Johnson, he is "continuing work with Richard Carpenter, producing up and coming guitarist Matthew Davidson, and writing a memoir."

Osborn photo by Barbara Beaird.

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