Bob Babbitt & the Funk Brothers on American Idol

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I see Bob Babbitt and the Funk Brothers are on American Idol tonight. Bob seems to be pretty high in the mix, :cool:
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    ha! I just made this thread in misc. :D
  3. kazuhank


    Nov 12, 2002
    Portland, OR
    I was so geeked when they showed that first wide shot. I yelled "Babbit and the Funk Brothers--tonight's motown!" and my wife asked "What?" right before they announced the band.

    It was great of Am. Idol to feature the remaining Hitsville players and to have Bob so present in the mix. After last night and watching the Standing in the Shadows DVD, I am sold on Bob. He's number 2 behind Jamerson in my book.

    Anyone know Bob's arsenal well enough to explain what was printed all over his bass? I slowed it down with Tivo and it looked like a bunch of M's and W's? It looked like a punk rock sticker bass at first...
  4. I know I'm bringin' back a old thread but didn't see the answer posted. It looked like motown M's all over it, upside down too. and the pickguard had a 45 on it. I have a pic of it. I think the pic is posted on his website too.

  5. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Umm when might this re-air? I need to catch it. :)
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    yeah me too... maybe we'll have to hunt it down via YouTube?