Scott Edwards (Donna Summer, Yvonne Elliman)

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Scott playing a SWAROVSKI Fender Precision crystallized bass – Scott Edwards Com

By Thomas Semioli

From a Rhinestone Cowboy to a Dandy in the Underworld, from Bad Girls to a Rich Girl to I’m A Fool For You Girl… from Sara Smile to Angela to Smokey to Candi, and I’ll throw in Peaches & Herb and Boz to boot…you’ve grooved to Scott Edwards!

When Michael Henderson spilt from the employment of the former Stevland Hardaway Morris to work with a newly electrified Miles Davis, a young Atlanta cat named Scott Edwards stepped in and took over the bass chair and thus began a stellar career as a first call sideman session player.

A chameleonic Fender Precision wielding James Jamerson disciple, Scott’s incredible body of work spans every genre of pop music embracing rock, smooth jazz, funk, soul, disco, rhythm and blues, fusion, and permutations thereof.  Right now, as you’re reading this, Scott’s bass passages are resonating somewhere on radio, streaming services, vinyl, 8-track, cassette, and hip-hop artists’ turntables. I can’t fathom how many times Scott’s been sampled….

Take a deep breath and dig Scott Edwards’ select playlist of hits!

Peaches & Herb: “Reunited” https://youtu.be/Bu3OQFCsKXQ

Donna Summer: “Bad Girls” https://youtu.be/NF46NnUn5nw

Yvonne Elliman: “If I Can’t Have You” https://youtu.be/nBqrcMBdG8Y

Hall & Oates: “Sara Smile,” https://youtu.be/nOFCTFXn6xE “Rich Girl” https://youtu.be/oIAkRVBS-0U

Stevie Wonder: “All Is Fair In Love,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” https://youtu.be/SbenaOqv4yQ

Jose Feliciano: “Angela” https://youtu.be/YUS60TR3SZA

Rhythm Heritage: “Three Days of The Condor” https://youtu.be/gN3RhsVI8C8

Glenn Campbell: “Rhinestone Cowboy” https://youtu.be/8kAU3B9Pi_U

Johnny Mathis “The Last Time I Felt Like This” https://youtu.be/aJ8F23b58Qo

Righteous Brothers: “Rock N Roll Heaven” https://youtu.be/SW4tRBalFLQ

Smokey Robinson: “Being With You” https://youtu.be/0P2a6aLDkkM

Candi Staton: “Summer Time With You” https://youtu.be/9B-yHZ1nax4

Captain & Tennile: “Do Me One More Time” https://youtu.be/8ZSyH-ZpIlk

T-Rex: “I’m A Fool For You Girl,” https://youtu.be/-F6fLEzcDUU “Dandy In the Underworld” https://youtu.be/82FB5OC-AOo

Tavares: “It Only Takes A Minute” https://youtu.be/BxtPbCYk-38

Busta Rhymes vs. Timbaland & Magoo: Turn It Up, Fire It Up When Clock Strikes https://youtu.be/ipUcgDcMDOo

Boz Scaggs: “Then She Walked Away” https://youtu.be/pi_-L8xAyYQ

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