Although there are too many to pay proper respect in tribute, the following artist have greatly influenced Anthony. First and foremost to those monster groove machines. The rhythm sections of the North-South-East & West…
BOOKER T AND THE MG’S – AKA – “Memphis Soul USA” & STAX
Yes! That would be those Memphis Guys, locked down by Donald Duck Dunn.
DETROIT’S “HITSVILLE USA” – Motown Funk Brothers
Who else but the groove machine himself, Saint James Jamerson.
MUSCLE SHOALS – AKA – “The Swampers”
Rhythm Section from Alabama with the real man in the “HOOD”, Mr. David Hood on bass, of course.
THE WRECKING CREW – AKA – “The Clique”
With bassists: Carol Kaye, and Joe Osborn
THE SECTION – AKA – “The West Coast A-Team”
With the master of West Coast Groove, Leland Sklar… “The Wizard of Groove!”
MORE MAJOR INFLUENTIAL BOTTOM DWELLERS INCLUDE
Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke, Dee Murray, Pino Paladino, John Paul Jones
Jaco Pastorius, John Entwhistle, Bob Glaub, Carl Radle, Tommy Shannon, Bill Wyman, Nathan East
Marcus Miller, Hutch Hutchinson, Barry Oakley, Tony Garnier, Leo Lyons, Paul Spencer Denman, and Willie Weeks.
MAJOR MUSIC INFLUENCES ARTIST AND BANDS
Beatles, The Band, Little Feat, Stones, CCR, The Kinks, The Zombies, Jackson Brown, Eagles, John Hiatt, Leon Russell, The Allman Brothers, Los Lobos, and Tom Petty. Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Paul Weller, Fruit Bats, Rhye, Cigarettes After Sex, Harry Nilsson, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff, Joni Mitchell, SRV, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, BB King, Steve Winwood