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Lookin for some new Jamerson Cuts to listen/learn

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by funkyfretless, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    hey guys,
    im a jamerson finatic and im lookin for some new tunes to study and transcribe. i know all of the standards, and am lookin for some different cuts he did. do yall have any favs...and if so could you send me a mp3??

    i just bought diana ross's ain't no mountain high enough...man jamerson is so on the backbeat...mmmm.. i love it!!!

    also got you just keep me hangin on, and shoo-be-doo-be-doo-d-day.

    ive looked everywhere on itunes and the internet for mutiny and cant find it... :( does anyone have this cut.

    please help...man im so excited already...:p ..is that wierd :)

  2. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    oh by the way just to clarify i used the search function...but i know all the tunes that listed...

    lookin for ones that arent know as much :)
  3. eqvolvorama

    eqvolvorama Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2000
    Arlington, Virginia
    If you've done a search, then you already have this link, but it's always good for a repost:


    A good trick for downloading the mp3s - right click on the song links and save them as text files on your computer. The text files should contain the links to the downloadable mp3 files.

    Also, beg, borrow, and steal for the Standing in the Shadows of Motown CD and book package. You could choose to spend a lifetime studying the songs and lessons in that book.
  4. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    thanks dan...ive seen that link. it helped me figure out some of the mistakes in my transcriptions.

    i also own the standing in the shadows of motown book....wore those cd's out. also learned all the tunes out of it.

    just tryin to find some more less known work from "the man"

  5. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
  6. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    i own whats goin on...and transcribed over half that album.. amazing ablum...probobly in my top 5 easily

    i dont own the box set, but ive bought all the temps, four tops, jackson 5's, diana ross's, etc cd...and i looked at the list and i own all of those songs now..so....

    what to do??
  7. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
  8. Wasim


    Dec 10, 2004
    Can you post a list of what Jamerson stuff you have? Then it would be easier to know, like, what you don't have?
  9. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Lakewood, OH
    why don't you check out some of the Jamerson followers? Specifically Bernard Edwards.
  10. LarryR


    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    My short list:
    "Love is Here and Now You're Gone", Diana Ross
    "It's a Shame", Spinners
    "Thank You Love", Stevie Wonder

    If you want backbeat, listen to T.Y.L.. A well-respected Jazzer once told me "Jamerson's so far behind the beat, he's still playin' the last song".

    Here's your cuts:
  11. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    ok heres the list of jamerson:

    your precious love
    if i could build my whole world around you
    thats the way love is
    you're all i need to get by
    i'll be doggone
    i heard it through the grapevine
    too busy thinking about my baby
    ain't nothing like the real thing
    distant lover
    let's get it on
    trouble man
    aint no mountain high enough
    the i want you album..(the man's not on this album..but it rocks)
    the whats goin on album

    stevie wonder
    i'm wondering
    thank you love
    i was made to love her (first jamerson cut that i realized it was him)
    hey love
    you met your match
    for once in my life

    just my imagination
    my girl
    the way you do the thing you do
    beauty is only skin deep
    get ready
    aint to proud to beg
    you're my everything
    i'm gonna make you love me
    cloud nine
    i'm losing you
    i wish it would rain
    i can't get next to you

    four tops
    baby i need your lovin'
    ask the lonely
    i can't help myself (suger pie honey bunch)
    reach out
    standing in the shadows of love
    shake me, wake me
    walk away renee
    if i were a carpenter
    still water
    ain't no woman(like the one i've got)

    diana ross
    you keep me hangin' on
    how long has that evenin' train been gone
    stop in the name of love
    ain't no mountain high enough
    love is here and now you're gone
    please mr post man

    gladys knight and the pips
    heard it through the grapevine
    neither one of us
    midnight train...(babbit but worth list)
    dont mess with bill

    jackson 5
    darling dear

    jimmu ruffin
    what becomes of the broken hearted

    jr walker
    home cookin'

    martha reeves
    dancing in the street

    mary wells
    my guy

    smokey robinson
    i second that emotion
    if you cant want
    special occasion
    baby baby don't cry
    doggone right
    here i go again
    abraham, martin, and john
    darling dear
    point it out
    who's gonna take the blame
    the tears of a clown
    i dotn blame you at all
    we've come to far to end
    i can't stand to see you cry
    crazy about the la la la

    help me find some jamerons cuts that arent really well know..theres a few i probobly let out... i dont do well with lists..:)

  12. Check out the "Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5" album. Before they moved out to L.A., the Jacksons recorded several tracks (mostly covers of hits by other artists) in Detroit with Jamerson and the Funk Brothers. Tracks like "Nobody", "Born To Love You", "Standing in the Shadows of Love", "Chained", etc. feature some absolutely outstanding bass playing that is very prominent in the mix.

    Their hit singles were performed by L.A. session players (Wilton Felder played on "I Want You Back"), but the J5-Funk Brothers tracks are some of their best work, in my opinion.
  13. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    ah dude thanks man... :smug:

    i got some more jamerson **** to learn yes!!

    keep em' commin
  14. gingerbeer


    Jan 9, 2005
    one of my fav is one of the late jamerson session (early 80's) with crusaders : "street life " where he's carrying the bass chair along with reverend pops powell another great bassist in the jamerson style .
  15. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California
    How about "You Don't have to be a Star" (Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo)
  16. Thangfish

    Thangfish ...overly qualified for janitorical deployment...

    Don't forget "Pressure Drop" by Robert Palmer
    Has James Jamerson, and Little Feat among others.

    His first album, "Sneakin Sally Through The Alley" is also
    worth mentioning, although Mr. Jamerson is not on it.
    Little Feat AND The Meters are on that one.
  17. bassist15


    Mar 6, 2006
    You already haev all of SITSOM down . Man , Ive been playing bass for a couple of years but can only get a few lines of each song . Im still working
  18. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    you guys rock thanks :)
  19. Wasim


    Dec 10, 2004
    I have the Best of the Funk Brothers (look it up on amazon), I didn't see that on your list...
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