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Remembering James Jamerson, The Funk Brothers bass player born today in 1938

On this day in Funk Brother James Jamerson died of complications stemming from cirrhosis of the liver

James Jamerson and friends. http://www.charlestonjazz.net/collections-about/

The Funk Brothers was the nickname of Detroit, Michigan, session musicians who performed the backing to most Motown recordings from 1959 until the company moved to Los Angeles in

James Jamerson playing his "Funk Machine" Fender Precision bass guitar in a recording studio in Los Angeles after Motown moved from Detroit to LA.

The legenday bassist James Jamerson playing his "Funk Machine" Fender Precision bass guitar in a recording studio in Los Angeles after Motown moved from Detroit to LA.

Funky - the bass line that drove most of the Motown hits. An amazing bass player.

JJ's classic bassline from The Four Tops' "Reach Out (I'll Be There)", pulled from the original multitrack recording. Wanna sound like Motown? Play with one finger and don't change the strings on your P-Bass. (Also, remember to be a musical genius.

BASS FOUNDATION - https://www.pinterest.com/claxtonw/audio-selects/ - Pins of various types of electric and acoustic basses, for the Valley Worship & Praise Music Studio Producer, Drummer & Bassist Claxton Wilson. SHOWN: Nathan Watts - Stevie Wonder's Bass Player

Listen to I wish or Sir duke by Stevie Wonder. Extreme side to side vibrato on a fretted bass.

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