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Essential Jamerson?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by lo-end, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I love funky motown stuff and I love the Fender Precision Bass. Name me some essential James Jamerson recordings that I can listen to and figure out how to play please...
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Look out for the book : "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" - lots of great bass lines to play! :)
  3. tim99

    tim99 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" is THE resource to do what you want to do. It includes CDs and bass lines written out. We have talked about this a few times before. There is not a "Jamerson box set", meaning there is not a cd or set of CDs that is the greatest hits Jamerson played on.

    Here is a typical website on this topic:


    Oh, right here on talkbass:


  4. My three favorite (today): I Was Born To Love Her, Bernadette, Ain't No Mountain High Enough (the Marvin and Tami version)
  5. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    My sleeper Jamerson track.
    Steve Wonder's- You Met Your Match-Killer.
  6. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Hitsville USA, The Motown Singles Collection!!!

    a four CD set packed with Jamerson's funky and tasty bass lines.

    :bassist: :eyebrow: :bassist:
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I finally saw "Standing in the Shadows..." the other day. And when that song roster rolls by on the screen...and if you've ever been on Grand River Ave. and seen that little house! It's just an average family home.
    It did better than most big companies.

    That little house!