What do you think we would be listening to now, if Jamerson wasn't the bassist for Motown? Almost every bassist who is currently making music list Jamerson as an influence. Even if they don't, the indirect influence could probably be made. Now we all know that Motown was very bass driven - BUT -what if the Motown bassist was a weak player? Would Motown have caught on? Would we even know who Marvin Gaye was? If Motown didn't catch on, what would have happened? I don't think it's completely out of the realm of possibility that our musical tastes could be WAY different than they are now. Any thoughts?