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Ryan Gould’s New Website

Hey fellow slappers, our friend Ryan Gould, the star of the second AOSB episode has a new website. Check it out here and come...
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Blast Cult website is on!

The wait is over. Blast Cult w-site is on the web! Check it out here. They will start accepting new orders on Monday 8/22....
Pops Foster slap bass

Pops Foster

Pops is one of more prominent exponents of slap in early jazz and swing.
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New video of Kevin Smith with Willie Nelson!

Great slap bass player (and member of The Art of Slap Bass forum) Kevin Smith plays with Willie Nelson's new Western Swing project that...
Kevin Smith's Interview for Art of Slap Bass

Interview with Kevin Smith

I still remember hearing the album Stranger Things by High Noon for the first time. I was in high school and already...
Chester Zardis, little bear, slaps his upright bass

Chester Zardis

An initial idea to write, now legendary, article New Orleans String Bass Pioneers, that came out in December 1990, Daniel Meyer had...
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New Slap Bass Strings by Pirastro

Legendary bass strings company Pirastro just announced they started producing new bass strings specially designed for slap bass players - Evah Pirazzi Slap! They developed this...

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson was one of the first and most prominent exponents of slap bass in American music. He was born today (August...
Al Rex, slap bassist from Saddlemen and Comets

RIP Al Rex

One of the last original rock'n'roll slappers Al Rex passed quietly (not related to Covid-19) in his sleep at his...

Thelma Terry, A Bass Player To Remember

Thelma Terry, double bass player and band leader; she held her bass with a firm understanding of its abilities. She stepped...