Here’s a video showing the bass guitar beginner how to play bass to 25 Miles by Edwin Starr:
This tune was originally released in early 1970 – it was featured on Edwin Starr’s 2nd album which was also called 25 Miles.
The song – and the bass line – is based around a 2 bar pattern that repeats throughout the tune. This 2 bar pattern is only broken by breakdown sections where the drums and vocals carry the tune forward. There are a series of short, mostly chromatic, fills used in the bass line to bring the main groove back in.
I’ve split the lesson into the main groove, and then the different fills that are used to bring that groove in.