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BeatTips MusicStudy: Mary Jane Girls – “All Night Long”

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Another Lesson in Working the Bass Line and Keeping the Groove in the Pocket

By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)

Last week, I highlighted Shalamar’s “There it is” as one of those subtle pieces of genius. Here, I offer up the Mary Jane Girls’ “All Night Long” as another example of how maintain a straight-ahead groove that’s dominated by an out in front, walking bass line.

The music video below is presented here for the purpose of scholarship.

Mary Jane Girls – “All Night Long”


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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual