Paul McCartney sings 'Heartbreak Hotel' with Bill Blacks Upright Bass

By: Elvis Australia
December 13, 2017

As the bassist of the most iconic rock and roll band, The Beatles, Paul McCartney played bass guitar. In this clip he shows his talents on the upright bass. But not just any upright bass. The 'upright' as many call it officially known as the 'double bass', is the acoustic early version of the electric modern-day bass guitar that would become Paul's role in The Beatles.

Paul McCartney reveals the original Elvis Presley bass, played by Bill Black, and sings 'Heartbreak Hotel'. One thing you might have noticed if you are a hardcore Elvis fan is the white trim around the bass, that appeared in the early album covers.

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The upright is still played mostly by classic jazz, orchestras, and folk musicians and there are plug-in versions as well. It is the largest and lowest pitch of the string instrument family.

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