VICTOR BAILEY

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Victor Bailey (March 27, 1960 – November 11, 2016) was an American bass guitar player. He was the bassist for Weather Report during their final years from 1982 to 1986, and launched a solo career in 1988. As a player, Bailey was known for his signature scat-bass solos.

Born in Philadelphia, on March 27, 1960, Victor Randall Bailey was raised by a highly musical family. His father, Morris Bailey Jr., was an active musician and composer, while his uncle, Donald "Duck" Bailey, was a jazz drummer, who played on numerous Blue Note records (e.g., Jimmy Smith Trio, Hampton Hawes, Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie). As a child, Bailey played the drums, but ultimately switched to bass guitar after the bassist in his neighborhood band walked out of a band practice. Because young Victor took an immediate liking to the instrument, his father encouraged him to become a bass player.[3] Beginning in 1978,
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VICTOR BAILEY Bottom's Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bottom's Up
Fusion 1989
VICTOR BAILEY Low Blow album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Low Blow
Funk Jazz 1999
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That's Right
Funk Jazz 2001
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Slippin' N' Trippin'
Funk Jazz 2010

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Petite Blonde
Fusion 1992

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