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Burning Love Bass Line Story

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by bassdude51, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Help me out, please!

    Which back issue of Bass Player Magazine covered Emory Gordy Jr and told his story behind the Burning Love bass line?

    I've lost the issue or just can't find it.

    If I remember correctly, Gordy never intended for that bass line to be in the original recording. It was his "spur of the moment" improvised bass line for the first take.

    He considered the bass line to be excessive and he thought it'd never be accepted and expected that he would have to re-do the bassline. For him, it was nothing more than an out take effort.

    How surprised he was that the producer went with that bass line! Emory never intended it to be the one for the final take.

    Well, that's what I remember reading but I'm not sure. I want to try to find that old article in Bass Player.

    Or, perhaps one of you might know the accurate story.

    Please help me out.

    Thank-you TBers.
  2. billgwx


    Apr 10, 2009
    Centereach NY
    Great story! One person's excessive is another's "burning" bass line. :)