I'd have to place my vote for Fleetwood Mac's John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.
I hope I didn't miss a mention somewhere of either James Jamerson or Bob Babbitt on bass and Uriel Jones (or Benny Benjamin/Pistol Allen) on drums. They were almost interchangable, but between them they were THE power behind The Funk Brothers.
If you assume the backbone on any jug band is the washtub and or jug, any list that doesn't have Fritz Richmond is missing an important part......
I agree on the Funk Brothers, but you've got to include the percussionists, Jack Ashford and Bongo Brown. I think that was the first we heard gospel tambourine (Ashford) like that on Top 40 radio, and it was deep.
I'm in full agreement with you and my oversite of both is regretable. Guess I better drag out "Standing In The Shadows Of Motown" and re-watch it. BTW, SITSOM celebrated the 10th anniversary of it's release last month.
Nice work folks.That was fun. Most of my votes are already mentioned. One exception is Jim Gordon and Carl Radle from Delaney and Bonnie and the Dominoes. I still listen to the almost daily.
krupa and whoever played bass with him
Bonham and jones
bruce and baker
moon and entwhistle
but they are rudimentary instruments and most of the top acts all had great rthym sections