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Billy Sheehan

William "Billy" Sheehan (born March 19, 1953), is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs. Sheehan has won the "Best Rock Bass Player" readers' poll from Guitar Player magazine five times for his "lead bass" playing style. Sheehan's repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand "three-finger picking" technique and controlled feedback.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 19th, 1953 (Buffalo)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W80444 10-in. 2/18/1927 For Mary and me Ray-O-Vacs Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W80445 10-in. 2/18/1927 When I first met Mary Ray-O-Vacs Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W80454 10-in. 2/21/1927 High-high-high up in the hills Ray-O-Vacs Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
OKeh W80455 10-in. 2/21/1927 Rock me to sleep in an old rocking chair Ray-O-Vacs Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sheehan, Billy," accessed September 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106515.

Sheehan, Billy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106515.

"Sheehan, Billy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106515

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