From Bootsy Collins to James Jamerson, 10 Bassists You Need to Know

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We all yell when a NBA player throws down an ill dunk on a breakaway, but what about the player who grabbed the rebound that made that breakaway possible? Stadiums erupt when a wide reciever pulls down a long bomb, but what about the linemen who threw his shoulder into an onrushing linebacker to make the throw possible? 

Bassists are often those same unsung heroes in music, providing the essential foundation for some of your favorite music, even if you might often not even know their names. Well, no more! From the Motown era to the new school, from rock to funk, and every genre in between, we're making sure some of the most influential bassists to ever pick up their instruments finally get their just due. After all, some of the best hip-hop songs ever made came from samples of these bassists, shouldn't you know who they are? Check out our ten selections right now....

GIVE THE BASSIST SOME: 10 OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BASS PLAYERS EVER

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