I think spots 29 and 30...well Bootsy and Bogert are both insultingly low and top 30 locks I think. Unless someone has a different opinion, those two will round out the top 30. They will not necessarily get spots 29 and 30 though, both I think deserve higher than that in the top 30. The question is where
Does Bootsy count as a rock bassist? Funk is more closely related to th jazz geeeeeeenre. For the purposes of this list, I hope not because he would be top 10 otherwise.
Hi Coconut...Yes funk and Bootsy fall under the Rock umbrella. True some folks look at Bootsy as a sort of bass God, and others believe that Bootsy is the product of flash and electronic gimmickry. It's been discussed here on many occassions. In the funk genre, I personally believe that there are several other greater and more skillful players of that sub-genre, including but not limited to Graham, Johnson,Miller, Anthony Jackson, Bernard Edwards, Prestia, even Flea perhaps. In R&B...Bootsy falls well short of Jamerson, Rainey, Babbitt, Baker, Dunn, Ready Freddy, Hood, and many more.