I cannot find anywhere who played bass on George Michael's "Cowboys and Angels". It's one of the best bass lines ever and I am curious who it was.


I'm not sure how accurate the liner notes to George Michael albums are, but the only credited bassist on the studio album that contains "Cowboys And Angels", Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, is Deon Estus. It appears that Estus had been playing bass for Michael since his days with Wham!, and Michael even helped produce Estus's solo album, Spell, which was released about a year before Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1.

  • Using your answer I searched a bit further. I seems that the introduction was played by Deon Estus. The song itself was played by George himself.
    – Frank
    Dec 27 '16 at 16:34
  • The 'sound' of the intro is indeed different from the rest. I never knew George was a fantastic bass player!
    – Frank
    Dec 27 '16 at 16:39

There is no real bass on "Cowboys and Angels". The bass your hear is a (probably programmed) synth bass. On the intro there are a few bars with real bass (played by Estus) but that can hardly be what the OP meant by "one of the best basslines ever".

  • 3
    Do you have some references, a link maybe to explain what you said?
    – Bebs
    Jan 6 '17 at 17:29
  • I just use my ears. Im a bass player and fan of both Deon and George. Jan 7 '17 at 18:22

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