Tracy Wormworth

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Tracy Ann Wormworth is a bass guitarist working in the music and television industry in the United States. She is the sister of "The Conan O'Brien Show drummerJames Wormworth.;[1] daughter of jazz drummer Jimmy Wormworth and sister of vocalist Mary Wormworth.

Wormworth is currently[when?] playing with The B-52s, a band that she has recorded and toured with for many years. She appears on the sixth studio album by The B-52s, Good Stuff, released in 1992, and recorded on the band's soundtrack "The Flintstones". By 2008, she was listed as a full band member on their album Funplex'" and is featured in the band's recently released live DVD recording, "With The Wild Crowd."

Her career began as a member of the New Wave band The Waitresses.[2] Dave Hofstra was the bass player on the first album, Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (even though Wormworth's picture appears in the photo on the back cover of the album). Wormworth joined the band after he quit and stayed until the band broke up in 1984.[3] Her memorable bass line for the band's "Christmas Wrapping" is a favorite amongst many bass players and fans.

Wormworth has served as a touring bass player for Sting and Wayne Shorter, Cyndi Lauper, Phyllis Hyman, jazz great Regina Carter, vocal phenom Rachelle Ferrell and Joan Osborne, as well as the B-52s. She was part of the house band on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, where she performed with everyone from Little Richard to Liza Minnelli. She appears in videos with The B-52s and Sting. She also recorded on the Lena Horne album We'll Be Together Again (1994), I Ain't Movin' (1994) by singer-songwriter Des'ree, and Head over Heels (1995) by Paula Abdul as well as Regina Carter' s "Something For Grace".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aldridge, Sara (14 September 2010). "Bass is Loaded: Tracy Wormworth Sits in with the B-52s and Beyond". Real Detroit Weekly. Retrieved January 2011. 
  2. ^ Warlow, John. "The Line Up". Retrieved January 2011. 
  3. ^ Owen, Sandee. "Here's my exclusive interview with Tracy Wormworth (8/99) - Bassist for the Waitresses:". Retrieved January 2011.  Note: Second interview with Wormworth is at the bottom of page