First let me apologize for the thread title -I am NOT trying to stoke a flame war over who is better. So let me be clear : THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION. I believe that both Duck Dunn and James Jamerson were pivotal architects of soul music and R&B during its coming of age. When it comes to who you should study for groove and soul, Their names are often mentioned in the same breath. - and I have no doubt that it is deservedly so. I admit that I have way more Motown than Staxx records in my collection, so I have heard much more of Jamerson than of Dunn. (Staxx -wise: The Very Best of Otis Redding and some Starbucks Staxx compilation...probably not the best selection for Dunn.) My expereince as a listener has left me with the impression that Jamerson was in another league (again, THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION). Not to deride Dunn: Certainly he played tasty grooves that serve the song, and no doubt broke new ground at the time, and he deserves his place in bass history if not American music history. But Jamersons lines seem to burst with energy and personality, and I just don't get that from what I have heard of Dunn. So I'm asking, nay begging, my fellow TBrs: PROOVE ME WRONG! If I hold up "Bernadette", Gladys Knight's "Grapevine", or "Whats Goin' On" as evidence for Jamerson, what tracks would you hold up for Dunn?