I was saddened to hear of James Brown's death on Christmas Day. He's been part of my musical history since I was in grade school in the 50's. This past Friday I was working on some of the basslines in his songs using a book called "The Funkmasters- the Great James Brown Rhythm Sections 1960-1973" by Allan Slutsky and Chuck Silverman through Warner Brothers Publications. This comes with a C.D and is written in standard as well as tab notation. This is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to learn the basslines as well as drumming and guitar info.