When Curtis Mayfield left The Impressions to forge his remarkable career as a solo artist, he wisely took the late, great Joseph “Lucky” Scott with him. A self-taught player who did not read a note of music, Lucky created the iconic bass motifs which defined “Freddie’s Dead,” “Pusherman,” “Superfly,” “We Got to Have Peace,” and “Mighty Mighty” among others.
Digging deep in-the-pocket with occasional harmonic flourishes and a fat Fender tone, Scott intuitively created rhythm and space for Curtis’ to improvise and sing songs which moved a generation – intellectually and physically!
KYBP Reader David W. Richardson: Big up to a legendary Bass Master, Lucky lives on through the Hip Bass lines he created.
Joseph Lucky Scott Sound & Vision
“Freddie’s Dead” https://youtu.be/xMoyBalIj4Q
“Pusher Man” https://youtu.be/W8Rm7IO4foU
“We Got to Have Peace” https://youtu.be/JaUpaYXfOco
“Mighty Mighty” https://youtu.be/O7qtatphOJs