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Favorite Jamerson Recording....

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mr.Phil, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. Mr.Phil


    Apr 9, 2005
    Upstate NY
    Oooops... I guess I posted this wrong last time. Anyway, what's your favorite Jamerson recording?
  2. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    An early Michael Jackson tune called "Darling Dear", he's practically playing a bass solo through the entire song while still holding the groove down in his own Jamerson-esque way.
    :ninja: :cool: :ninja:
  3. saintx


    May 30, 2005
    Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her"
    Gladys Knight and the Pips' "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"

    Great stuff.
  4. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    It's nice to see this thread again. I don't know why it just wasn't moved here instead of having it shut down.

    Personally, my favorites are What's Going On and For Once in My Life.
  5. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Stevie Wonder- You met your match-
  6. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Oooh love those!
    Here's my short list.
    What's going on
    Signed sealed delivered
    You met your match
    Shoo be do ba day
  7. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    What's Goin On, Innervisions for the upright, and Bernadette.
  8. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    I Was Made to Love Her
    and a bunch more. picking a favorite is kinda pointless, there are so many. these came to mind first, though.
  9. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    There are so many but here are 3 of my favorites
    Home Cookin
    What's Going On
  10. Ditto on the Gladys Knight version of Grapevine.

    I think it was Bob Babbitt who played on Signed Sealed Delivered.
  11. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I believe you are correct Sir. :)
  12. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    I'd have to go with Bernadette and What's Goin' On. Those lines are awesome. Though I'm addmittedly behind on my Motown knowledge (been digging into the SITSoM book lately quite a bit).
  13. I Was Made to Love Her
    Home Cookin'
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough (both versions)

    ...one tune that's not mentioned too often is:

    It's A Shame (Spinners, I think?)
    This one really grooves!
  14. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I hate to rain on the parade, but actually every one of these songs that we listed was actually played by Carol Kaye. She ended up using a flatpicked danalectro miked through an old victrola phonograph. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. Oh, and Bootsy Collins was the ghost musician behind the early Beach Boy recordings :p
  16. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I was going to say that one but didn't know for sure who played bass on that cut, I love the stares and smiles I get when I play that one on my bass! :cool:

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