Posted in music on June 17, 2010

Larry Graham came to the audience to play the bass in our face!!! :) (StephenGHill)
Larry Graham

As commenter knowYERbassGODS helpfully pointed out in Wednesday's WGO post, Larry Graham, someone who you might not know by name but definitely do by sound (slap bass? he invented it), played BB King's last night (6/16). He brought out one friend and collaborator, Prince, to cover another, Sly & the Family Stone (of which Graham is a founding member - he's also uncle to Drake, says Wikipedia).

Two videos of Prince and Larry Graham playing "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" at BB King's, and another pic from the show, below...

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Larry Graham

Prince with Larry Graham @ B.B. King's 6.16.10

TAFKAP sits in with Larry Graham and Graham Central Station

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Comments (21)

That is a cool cameo!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 7:08 AM

damn, looks awesome

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 8:46 AM

I was there....about 10 feet in front of Prince. Awesome show....Larry Graham is the best.

Posted by HGLEWIS | June 17, 2010 9:32 AM

Larry Graham was playing on Letterman a few nights ago - dude killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 9:44 AM

WOW, that's some funky heavy metal bass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 10:02 AM

This is so awesome I just had a funk explosion.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 10:07 AM

BV, it'd be great if you'd list shows like this before it happens....

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 10:13 AM

how do people not know Larry Graham by name? he's only one of the greatest funk bassists ever...

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 10:31 AM

speaking of funk legends, RIP Garry Shider

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 11:01 AM

BTW kids i met bass legend Mike Watt at the Sundelles/ Shark? knitting factory show earlier this week. He was digging it and gave them his blessing which, using the parlance of our time, is EPIC!

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Posted by knowYERbassGODS | June 17, 2010 11:04 AM

^^ Your band sucks! Can't believe I could've been sipping on my DUNKACCINO when I wasted my time reading about your band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 11:19 AM

my band sucks too!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 11:27 AM

I wonder if they ate pancakes after the show.

Posted by hobagjanice | June 17, 2010 1:18 PM

LARRY GRAHAM RULESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Posted by Bootsy | June 17, 2010 2:20 PM

check out www.larrygraham.com for concert updates etc.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 4:33 PM

my friend went b/c she just knew prince would be there - said it was great, and she stole prince's glass. bonus

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 4:43 PM

the show was beyond belief. here's a clip i got of Larry & Prince, if anyone's interested in yet another view:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxnmmhQlGoY

Posted by Eric | June 17, 2010 6:23 PM

^@Eric - What is beyond belief is the fantastic video you shot! Holy shit...you were right there man!

Posted by blackhat | June 17, 2010 6:28 PM

@blackhat - thanks. and yeah, i'm still trying to wind down from the night. so much bass. so much funk. Larry just killed it, first note to last.

Posted by Eric | June 17, 2010 7:59 PM


Me and my friend were actully discussing this the other day! Now I know that I was right. lol!

Posted by دروس فوتوشوب | June 20, 2010 6:38 PM

remarkable music. great for all fans

Posted by inflora | October 10, 2013 11:26 AM

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