It’s all About the Bass

Louis Hayes

Louis Hayes, turns 80 in May this year, 2017. He has been playing drums from the age of 10. He is a relative of the now deceased artist, Prince. Here he is this year at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

In some circles of our society the above phrase has more relevance when the “B” is dropped from that last word.

Even though some will categorize the users and oglers who use and visualize such language and conduct, as the depraved of our society, pop singer Meghan Trainor, made millions of dollars, when she popularized, what even middle and upper class men are now fascinated about, that particular female body part,  the bass. (Urban language has a different phonic).

She said, “it’s clear I’m not a size 2,..and I can shake it like I’m supposed to,…I got that boom, boom, that all the boys chase”.

Some boys do  chase the bass right in front of the public stare, touching pulling, caressing; and this one I saw the other day, she was almost six feet six, chestnut brown, with hair beyond her waist. (dreads). The suitor was playing with all parts of her body, and she kept screaming with glee.

Towards the end, lover boy pulled out a comb, shaped like a violin bow, and gently removed the knots just below her waist. At this point, she began to lay gently on his left shoulder, her sound was no longer loudly erotic, but sounded like a lullaby. Several hundred of us were now watching this millennial  handle his boom, boom. We could not help but applaud. Okay, page 2.

His name is DEZRON DOUGLAS, and was demonstrating his mastery in playing the acoustic bass. He was part of the LOUIS HAYES, CANNONBALL LEGACY BAND, that performed at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society sponsored this event, and there are more to come through Spring.

Just when the thought of the electric bass taking over, like injections in the rear (Kim K), the quest, as Meghan says, for “more booty”  the real thing, has a better feel and sound to it, and so does  the acoustic bass.