isolated guitar tracks from Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Free Bird," but now it's time to give a listen to the isolated bass and drums, which are equally interesting.
At 9:22, this is a long one, but sit back and have a listen to some things I bet you never heard on the song before. Just for the record, guitarist Ed King plays bass (the original bass player Leon Wilkerson have temporarily left the band) and Bob Burns is on drums.
1. The intro is kind of shaky time-wise, but falls into the pocket as soon the groove begins.
2. Listen to the the nice sounding short reverb on the snare. There's a lot of it here but you hardly hear it in the mix.
3. The bass is played with a pick but has a nice round sound. Sometimes you'll hear play two notes at a time, almost like a chord, especially at the stops around 6:30.
4. When the song kicks into the outro solo at 4:36, listen to how instrumental the bass is developing the song and increasing the excitement. A little on top of the beat sometimes but it works in the track.
5. Be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear the ending that never appears on the final mix on the record.