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Friday, October 09, 2015

James Brown & Luciano Pavarotti - It's a Man's World

James Brown/see photo credit
This a beautiful' been done bt other artists,BUT, this is my favorite version.[thanks _xXx_Nesse_xXx_  ]. Jan 

Here's some nore video links of the song below....

1.] IT'S A MAN'S WORLD, by James Brown, by WildeKaiser2
2.] IT'S A MAN'S WORLD, by Christina Aguilera,, by DesertFox
3.] IT'S A MAN'S WORLD, by Charly Luske,, byThe voice of Holland
4.] IT'S A MAN'S WORLD, by Seal, by Video & Music
5.\ IT'S A MANS WORLD, by Karise Eden,, by Caryl Ann Smith

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Working Up Tunes Today....JAZZ And SASS BLUZZZ Too...Very.Best of Both Worlds

SASS,,,Shelly and Steve,,,[C] Randy Gray, SEE PHOTO CREDIT
Well, we're back in business,,,,,i'm getting on the BIG computer more and more AND, so,,,I can post on BARTLETT ON BASS easier than my iPad, so ready?, here I go....
I'm helping Steve work up some cool tunes, First up.... it's HORACE SILVER or HERE and 'Song for My Father' [thanks  Jazz Hole]  done on the upright it.
Then, we're off to 'St. Thomas' [thanks Joan Vicens]  you know by SONNY ROLLINS and HERE....I'll list the rest of the tunes we're doin' below O.K? This jazz stuff is done all on the upright, of course. As Steve works up 'Sugar', link below
Let me tell ya 'bout the BLUZZZ stuff coming up. DAWSON's is the place to be in Tacoma [5443 South Tacoma Way] on October 24th if you're into BLUZZZ. Steve does most of this on his electric bass, maybe his fretless, but, usually the, watch out...anything can happen. It's SASS, with Ms SHELLY ELY, of course, she's the blues queen of our known universe on the main vocal mic just sassing it up. I know that singer/song writer STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals is always coming with cool new stuff. ANDRE THOMAS/drums/vocals will be there and my hubby, STEVE BARTLETT on bass and vocals finishes off the members of this amazing band. I'll be there AND, everwhere Bartlett's playing, of course. Jan

PHOTO CREDIT: What a beautiful photo...I think .it's either by Randy Gray or Larry Collier....I will check and make sure and post it here, they're both on FACEBOOK....Jan....O.K .I went and checked, it's RANDY GRAY's photo....check him out,

WHERE:DAWSONs, October 24th, 8ish
            5443 South Tacoma Way
            Tacoma, WA.
Here's some video links of tunes Steve worked up today, below.

1.] SUGAR, by StanleyTurrentine, by Cody Rosencrance....for Upright bass
2.] SUGAR, by Stanley Turrentine, by sigmundgroid....for electric bass
3.] BLACK ORPHEUS, by Luis Bonfa, performed by maiko Jazz Violin
4.] BLACK ORPHEUS, by Luis Bonfa, performed by Paul Desmond Jazz,toutazymut
Steve wants to hear both versions.  

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Hey,,,Some Cool JAZZ Coming Up,,,AND, SASS at DAWSON;s the 24th

Bartlett w/ upright by J.A,Rose-Bartlett cc
O,K,,,,,'what's coming up music-wise, Jan?' If I only had a dime for everytime someone has asked me that, I thought as I started this post,,,,where would Steve and I be right now?
Anyway, I know I've been posting less lately,,,,and, you're probably wondering about me,,,,BUT, but let me explain,,,,I have been posting on FACEBOOK, and you all know that I'm only using a iPad to do it all,,,,well, I had to learn how,,,,I wasn't born bearded [that's a rather recent development,,,,,SMILE],
BARTLETT ON BASS or my Steve,,,will have some very cool music coming up,,,,so, let's get started shall we?
O,K, there's some very  cool JAZZ coming up,,,,well, O,K, he's sitting in with some really cool [aren't they all very cool,,,jazz guys I mean?] Steve's playing that upright bass of his, and, everyone is very excited 'bout that, including me,,,,Steve loves that JAZZ stuff,,,,even  tho' BLUZZZ is my very favorite, more 'bout that later,,,,Yeah!,,,,,SASS,
Anyway, where was I?,,,,Oh yeah,,,,jazz stuff coming up, Steve's playing his upright bass with this cool jazz trio on Friday, I'll let you know how it goes,
Now, SASS stuff,,,,,,SASS is playing again at DAWSONs in Tacoma on Oct 24th, AND, that's BLUZZZ and more. STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals been busy writing stuff, plus SASS will be doing all of your favorites, SHELLY ELY will be doing those powerful vocals that she's known for,,,and that sass she's also known for, no one knowz what she'll say next not even her,,,,but, it's always great BLUZZZ and great fun. ANDRE THOMAS will be on drums and vocals, and of course, my STEVE BARTLETT on bass and vocals,
Now DAWSONs address,,,,it's on South Tacoma Way,,,,'bout 5400 block, I think, Music starts 'round 8 or 9ish, I check and post it here when I know,
That jazz gig stuff I'll let you knoe more,,,w\hen I do,,,,it's in Tacoma, Jan
SASSs logo, used w/permission

Monday, October 05, 2015

Tonight,,,,,Look Kevin Right in the Eye Steve

Posting this old post,,,,,'cause Steve is seeig his old friend KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums tonight for a cool old fashion jam,,,,,Jan
Friday, January 07, 2011

Memories: 'Look Him Right in the Eye, Steve'...Old Photo

Steve and Kevin about 2006? bt J.A.Rose;Bartlett cc
I [Jan] took this photo in 2006. Kevin Christensen/drummer and Steve Bartlett/BARTLETT ON BASS at the SUMMIT PUB in Puyallup. They were doing weekly Saturday night gigs there, and paid well...the band was called TIME FRAME. Members of this band were H.D./guitar, NATALIE KLINE/vocals, KEVIN CHRISTENSEN/drums and my STEVE BARTLETT ON BASS.
Steve met Kevin when they both played in Al Earick's band 'ROAD DAWGS' earlier than this Summit Pub gig. Just thought you'd like to know. Jan
'Time Frame' 2006 by me [Jan]

Monday, September 21, 2015

'Ain't No Woman Like the One I've Got',,,Dedicated to ME....,Of Course

FOUR TOPS by see photo credit below
Well, I'm back,,,,where have I been,,,Anyway?
'Just 'round,,,that's all....doing lotsa stuff.....'ah' [pause]. Kinda mysterious and all,....I ,,,ah,,,I had a vacation....O.K?....needed it anyway.'
Today,Steve and I are workin up some cool know...the first of we have THE FOUR TOPS and HERE, doin' 'Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got'.....of course Steve's dedicating it to Thanks Sweetheart. So, I'll look up stuff 'bout The Four Tops and post it here. O.K? ...UPDATED: The Four Tops were from Detroit, part of that motown sound of the '60's. They performed together for four decades, with a forced change in their lineup when original member Lawrence Payton died in 1998. the group continued as THE TOPS after that...but not for long...and recruited a new member from the group THE TEMPYATIONS....Theo Peoples. As of 2014 Abdul "Duke" Fakir was the oly original member alive.
Next, we're working up some AL GREEN and THE TEMPTATIONS, THE COMMADORES, WILD CHERRY, JOHNNY TAYLOR BOB MARLEY,and HERE,and LARRY GRAHAM and HERE to name a few. I'll post video links below. O.K? Enjoy.
Steve will be down at UNCLE SAM's in Spanaway tonight, Monday, September 21st....having fun with some old friends, that]s at 16003 Pacific in Spanaway, WA.....come on down for a cold brooski [spell] and burgers. Starts 'round 7, I guess.
SASS will be playing on the Saturday...I'll let you know more when the BLUZZZ Queen....Ms SHELLY ELY tells me on Wednesday at rehearsal. Glad to be back...missed you guys. Jan
I 'll post this and then finish the tune links, pics and stuff... Steve's doing 'Brick House' right now...winks at me and says that's for me too. SMILE.

1] BRICK HOUSE,by The Commadores, byIMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!! 
2.] PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, by Wild Cherry, by Todistmeinleben
3.] GET UP, STAND UP, by Bob Marley, byTJ .GribZ
4.] AIN'T NO WOMAN LIKE THE ONE I GOT, by The Four Tops, by PlanetPygar
5.] PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, by Wild Cherry,by Ricardo k
6.] LAST TWO DOLLARS, by Johnny Taylor, byMusicvegan01
9.] ONE IN A MILLION YOU, by Larry Graham, by khunkobfa
10.] CELEBRATION, by Kool and the Gang, by KoolAndTheGangVEVO
11.] USE ME, by Bill Withers, by DJ Buddy Love - Old School  

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SASS News: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet...Be at STONEGATE Tomorrow Night

Well, get ready for tomorrow night, that's Friday, July 24th for more SASS. Around 9 pm it all begins...the music, the sass, the fun
Be right in the middle of it all...but, don't sit too close, ' cause we never know what'll happen next....except we all know there will be plenty of amazing BLUZZZ...and stuff AND,  we all know the dance floor is hopping and the food delicious. Oh yea, there's ice cold beer and drinks.
THE STONEGATE is on South Tacoma Way...5419 South Tacoma Way. Take the 56th Street exit off IR-5, and go west. O.KSHELLY ELY"s powerful vocals and attitude, there's nothing like it. STEVE MERRIAM does alotta song writing for the group, guitar and vocals. ANDRE THOMAS is on drums, he, of course does vocals as well....and my STEVE BARTLETT on bass with vocals on top. We all know it'll be a great night.
I'll be sitting right next to the dance floor and stage...never know when that handsome bassman will smile my way....don't wanna miss a thing. Jan

WHERE: The STONEGATE..9 pm 'til midnight or so
                 5419 South Tacoma Way
                  Tacoma, WA.
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Photo by by billsaturno cc click to link, A note 'bout my spelling... I'm typing as fast as I can with one finger on one hand, and trying to make sense and everything. I haveave to look at the keyboard, NOT the see where ALL those letters are, and my nect won't bend or turn...whoops, that's NECK, not 'nect'. Please, forgive me and give me a little 'LEE-way' [spell?]...Thanks, Jan SMILE

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If you're a musician, band or club owner in my area, and want your live music event included on my BARTLETT ON BASS. Please send your gig info. at for review. I will review and post the very best gigs and live music events in the area. Thanks for reading BARTLETT ON BASS and supporting live music. ' T. Jan'...JA ROSE-BARTLETT.

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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.