Fuzzy Samuels

As the primary bassist for Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, and Neil Young in their innumerable configurations – Calvin “Fuzzy” Samuels complimented his bandleaders’ wayward folk, rock, blues, and country yearnings with soulful bass passages as rendered in a timeless Fender Precision / Ampeg / Bassmaster configuration.  

Aside from CSN&Y, Fuzzy was brilliant on Stills Manassas (1972) debut, their under-appreciated follow-up Down the Road (1973) and archival Pieces (2009).

Nowadays Fuzzy is a bandleader who records under his own name – which, incidentally, does not include the last “s” in his surname.