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Bass Lines: Bobby Helms – “Jingle Bell Rock”

Bass Lines: Bobby Helms – “Jingle Bell Rock”

“Jingle Bell Rock”

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing! This month, we will cover the popular American Christmas song called “Jingle Bell Rock” by the country singer known as Bobby Helms.

This classic hit has received frequent airplay in the United States during every Christmas season since then. “Jingle Bell Rock” has been performed and recorded by many artists,  but Helms’ first version from 1957 is the best known. The song’s title and some of its lyrics are an extension of the old Christmas standard, “Jingle Bells”.

Bobby Helms – “Jingle Bell Rock”

Artist: Bobby Helms
Song: “Jingle Bell Rock”
Songwriters: Joe Beal & Jim Boothe
Genre: Christmas Rock ‘n’ Roll/Rockabilly/Country
Album: Jingle Bell Rock(1957)
Label: Decca Records

Remember! Play it with a swing feel:

Fig. 1 – Intro

Fig. 1 - Bass Lines - Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Fig. 2 – Verse

Fig. 2 - Bass Lines - Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Fig. 3 – Pre-Chorus

Fig. 3 - Bass Lines - Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Fig. 4 – Chorus

Fig. 4 - Bass Lines - Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Fig. 5 – Outro Chorus

Fig. 5 - Bass Lines - Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

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