Friday, February 26, 2016

Detroit Bass Players Cotton Logo Tees!

The time to order has passed. I'll post updates on the DBP facebook page.

Detroit Bass Player Tee Shirts


Available in Sport Gray, Navy, Red and Black.

It's time again to place your order for DBP tee shirts.  These are the classic logo shirts, with the slightly smaller logo (one version was quite large), that have been requested by many people.

You have until Sunday, March 27th, 2016 to place your order.

Place your order below.




I'm sorry, there will be no tall sizes this time around. The supplier is unable to get them at a fair price.



READ EVERYTHING BELOW, PLEASE!



The shirts are made to order.  I do not buy a load of shirts and sell them.  I take your order for whichever shirt(s) you want, you pay--in advance--using PayPal, then I take all the orders to the printer at once.  This means you will have to wait a bit before you get your shirt.  This is the way I have always done it. The hundreds of members, proudly wearing their DBP shirts, all ordered theirs the same way.  Please be patient.  I will keep everyone informed on the Detroit Bass Players group page (www.facebook.com/groups/DetroitBassPlayers/).

You do not need a PayPal account to order!  Choose the shirt you would like, then follow the instructions.

If you are not a member, go to the section where it says "Choose a way to pay". Below the PayPal area, select "Pay with a debit or credit card, or PayPal Credit", click on the proper tab for your payment type, and enter your info there.




No pick up service will be available.  Every order will be shipped to the address provided through PayPal.

Shipping is $6.00 for the first shirt, and and additional $1.50 for each additional shirt--up to $12.50 for five and up.  If you want to order more than 7 shirts, you'll need to place two orders.


**No international orders will be accepted. The shipping rates are extremely high.








***I am not in the T-shirt business.  I get these made for the Detroit Bass Players facebook group members.  I do my best to provide good quality shirts at a reasonable price.  I do my best to get the shirts shipped quickly.***

Thank you for reading the entire page!

Sincerely,
Craig - Detroit Bass Players

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Detroit - Rock City!

By Brad Russell

Much like musicians from the south may feel as if everyone thinks they only play country music,  players from Chicago may feel as if they are solely labeled  blues players, or musicians from California may feel as if they are expected to play surf music, when I tell someone I'm a musician originally from Detroit I feel as if  I get the "Motown" label. Please don't misunderstand, Motown Records played an extremely important role in the history of music and in my opinion (and the opinion of many others) was some of the greatest pop music ever written & recorded. Motown is often the first and only music associated with Detroit. As great as Motown music is, there's more to Detroit than just the Motown sound! Simply put, Detroit can rock  too, and rock hard! Let's put it this way, there's a reason KISS wrote a song called "Detroit Rock City". Rock musicians from Detroit have a regional sound that often combines aggressive no nonsense hard rock with a distinct soulfulness you don't find everywhere.

  As a bass player raised in the metro Detroit area, I heard all types of great music growing up: Motown, Jazz and Rock. I remember my parents taking me to Bakers Keyboard Lounge to hear Ron Carter, my mother taking me to the old Hyatt  hotel in Dearborn to hear the Johnny Trudell big band,  my brother taking me to sit in with the late great bassist Rod Hicks and me sneaking into bars on the east side to hear rock bass player Freeman James--not to mention all the rock bands/artists I listened to who become nationally recognized: Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Grand Funk Railroad (originally from Flint, Mich), Alice Cooper, Mitch Ryder, The Romantics, The Rockets, Kid Rock, The White Stripes, etc... There's never been any shortage of hard rocking bands from the D, yet it seems like it's mostly characterized by the Motown Sound. Granted, as a bass player, I've studied the great baselines of James Jamerson just like everybody else, however, I'm also equally influenced by the raw aggressive grooves of the above mentioned rock bands.

  My point is just this, Detroit is a town full of great music. Musicians from "the D" play with a certain commitment and really "own" the music they are performing, regardless of the style. I just think the Motown Sound (as great as it is) often overshadows the distinct ass kicking rock music  produced out of the Motor City!  Perhaps most local Detroiters know all of this, but as a native of Detroit who has lived in different cities, I often see this typecast  Detroit receives, and I just want to point out that it's a city that rocks as hard as it grooves!


A short list of rock, pop and punk acts from Detroit:

  • Bob Seger
  • Ted Nugent
  • Alice Cooper
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Glenn Frey of The Eagles
  • Brownsville Station
  • Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
  • Sonic's Rendezvous Band
  • The band simply called Detroit, which featured Mitch Ryder on vocals and Johnny "Bee" Badanjek on drums. 
  • Destroy All Monsters (band)
  • Death (band)
  • The Dogs
  • MC5
  • The Stooges
  • The Gories
  • The White Stripes
  • The Dirtbombs
  • The Von Bondies
  • The Rockets
  • The Hentchmen
  • Electric Six
  • Sponge
  • Big Chief
  • Goober and the Peas
  • Broken Toys
  • Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
  • Flash Kahan
  • Adrenalin
  • D C Drive
  • His Name Is Alive
  • Brendan Benson
  • Demolition Dollrods
  • Kid Rock
  • The Sights
  • The Suicide Machines.
  • Marshall Crenshaw
Read more about Detroit musical artists here:  Music of Detroit



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Major 7th Extensions - Eddie Kohen

Now that Eddie has the video thing figured out, here is an additon to the previous lesson and something else to work on.



Thanks Eddie, for taking the time to help broaden our knowledge!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Detroit Bass Players Skull Caps / Beanies

You have until Sunday, January 4th to place your order!

The time to order has passed.


Nathan Brown and Dennis Patterson sporting their DBP skull caps!


  • 100% acrylic outer shell
  • Inner shell with wicking properties
  • 8" height
  • Embroidered Detroit Bass Players logo
$20.00 per hat, plus shipping.  Discounted shipping for multiple hats.

You do not need a PayPal account to order!

Just follow the instructions provided during the checkout process.


The hats are made to order.  I do not buy a load of hats and sell them.  I take your order, you pay--in advance--using PayPal, then I take all the orders to the shop at once.  This means you will have to wait a bit before you get your hats.  This is the way I have always done it. The hundreds of members, proudly wearing their DBP hats and shirts, all ordered theirs the same way.  Please be patient.  I will keep everyone informed on the Detroit Bass Players group page (www.facebook.com/groups/DetroitBassPlayers/).

You do not need a PayPal account to order!  The checkout process allows for you to use whatever method of payment you choose.

No pick up service will be available.  Every order will be shipped to the address provided through PayPal.

Shipping is $5.50 for the first hat, and and additional $1.50 for each additional hat--up to $12.00 for five and up.  If you want to order more than 7 hats, you'll need to place two orders.