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  1. Joe Nerve

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    1st, who's playing da bass? sounds like jamerson, but i'm pretty sure it ain't.

    2nd, i think every bassist should learn at least a couple of those old songs. seems like required reading to me. last night i learned "i'll be there" and segments of "got to be there".... just realized that little michael had a strong desire to be "there". where is there? hmmm... the plastic surgeons office???

    got to be there has some of the bestest lines and fills i ever done hurd. never noticed before.
     
  2. David Wilson

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    Jamerson did "I want you back", I believe - which has a cracking line.

    Dunno who did "got to be there", but that is smoking too. Could be Bob Babbitt?
     
  3. JimK

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    I always thought Wilton Felder(known better for his "sax-in'" with The Crusaders) played the bass on "I Want You Back".

    I have MJ's album with "Got To Be There"...it may be either Will Lee or Nathan East. Will have to verify that when I get back home to the cave(still 'no lights/power').

    Ron Brown was another J-5 bassist.
    Jamerson did do "Darling Dear" from the Third Album(same album as "I'll Be There" & "Mama's Pearl").

    There's nothing wrong with the J-5(or even The Jacksons). ;)
    Others to check out-
    "Never Can Say Goodbye"(my favourite)
    "ABC"
    "Love You Save"
    "Blame It On The Boogie"
    "Heartbreak Hotel"
    "Goin' Places"
     
  4. P. Aaron

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    What a great song, and great bass tone!
     
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  6. DaveBeny

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    Correct! I think he did 'ABC' as well(?) I'll have to dig out my old 'Bassist' magazines and check that.
     
  7. David Wilson

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    Looking at http://www.bassland.net/jamersonhits.htm, seems like it could have been either of them. Regardless of who played it, smoking line!
     
  8. The Mock Turtle Regulator

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    it says in a Bass Player transcription that Wilton Felder played on "I want you back".

    whoever played it, great line and tone.
     
  9. JimK

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    FWIW-
    The line on "I Want You Back" does, IMO, sound a little 'busy' for Felder(the quasi-'solo' over the bridge).
    His Crusaders' basslines tend to be pretty cut & dried(from what I recall; big difference when Pops Popwell hooked up as their bassist).

    I dunno...could it be CK on "I Want You Back"?
    :p ;)
     
  10. The Mock Turtle Regulator

    The Mock Turtle Regulator

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    check out Bass Player July '98, p83;
    Wilton Felder comments on the line to "I want you back" and is co-credited for the transcription.
    he says the "quasi-solo" bit was written by Corporation member Freddie Perren.
     

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