So, as far as Anthony Jackson...
Definitely a true revolutionary and one of the more important figures in the electric bass's history, Stu your argument hasn't fallen on deaf ears. But I can't keep him all the way up at #9 on a ROCK list when (judging by his credits listed on wiki) just about all of his recorded work, or at least significant recorded work is in what could broadly be called jazz. I do believe he probably deserves to stay on this list. My immediate temptation is to lower him a few spots, to the teens. On an all genre list he wouldn't be 'penalized' like this obviously
Awesome story Ssoyd! I've heard that Talas ALMOST broke through, and it's a shame they didn't. That video you linked blew me away and really impressed me on Sheehan's part, he is SO creative (imo) and unique stylistically. (I know you kinda disagree...)
I think Sheehan probably can't reasonably be lowered below the teens really. But I need to start doing criteria breakdowns. Which I'll do next post...probably tomorrow.
As far as things stand right now, I consider his placement at 33 to be frankly absurd. The Jamerson tidbit is cool though and DOES influence my thinking on him somewhat. I'm with Ssoyd on wanting to be educated a bit more on him. i.e. beyond Toto and Boz (tho I don't know Toto at all, any performances with them I should check out?)
Re: Phil Chen:
You've definitely convinced me he belongs on the list Stu lol...the question is where. Again, top 40 seems borderline absurd. But in fairness I won't lower him until I listen to some of his work, which I trust your judgment is excellent. Sounds like a pretty legit guy and he'll get a good spot regardless, even if it isn't top 40
Oh and Stu...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHZPAnd61e8