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Original Jamerson bass tracks soloed

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by suchow, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. suchow


    Mar 18, 2002
    New York, NY
    For anyone interested, I have the original bass tracks played by James Jamerson and others, soloed from the original Motown multitracks, on my site. Hear every note these Motown masters played !

  2. chris_nairn


    Feb 14, 2007
    wow, cool!
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Very cool. As for Jamerson using only the 'hook'.......there's some notes being played that has to be another finger being used.

    On "What's Going On", he sure had me fooled into thinking more notes were actually being played!

    And wow, listening to Wilton Felder soloed, his technique isn't quite as tight as it appeared to be although still a fantastic bassline.

    Damn good stuff! An invaluable resource for those seeking the 'answer' to some of Jamerson's classics!
  4. emor


    May 16, 2004
    Very, very cool! Thank you.

    Do you take requests?:)
    I've been transcribing "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. I've got a lot of it, but the bass is kind of far down in the mix in places. It would be great to hear that one.

    Thanks again.
  5. BassLand


    Mar 20, 2000
    Lost Angeles

    I left you a message on your site. I was very impressed with the whole site. Thank you. BTW I referenced your Jamerson bass lines page on the Sticky thread for "The Late Great James Jamerson" Thanks again for the links

  6. whyseye


    Mar 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wow - what a great gift!!

    .....bookmarked, and practicing....:D
  7. depalm


    Apr 22, 2004
    São Paulo
    Just amazing! Never thought I'd listen to these basslines this way!
    Thank you and congrats on your web site!
  8. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Thanks, man!
  9. arianar


    Sep 25, 2005
    This is awesome! Thanks!
    Bookmarked it the second I saw it and now I'm driving mum crazy playing the basslines again ... and again ... and again .... and again etc. etc.
  10. PocketGroove82


    Oct 18, 2006
    loving those vintage tones!
  11. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    thanks! good stuff!
  12. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    very cool!
    A dream come true!!

    But how is it possible?
  13. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Somewhere I also have a Jamerson soloed "Bernadette"
  14. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Wow. Thanks.

    I have to download them before someone changes their mind. :)

    This is an incredible set of gems.
  15. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    I agree with DWBass. I thought Jamerson was playing way more notes on "What's Goin' On", might have made learning it easier if I could have heard that soloed track.
  16. Eric Grossman

    Eric Grossman

    Nov 3, 2004
    St. Louis
    Endorsing Artist: Hipshot Products and SIT Strings
    Thanks Rick. I've enjoyed you Jaco files, as well. Anyone know how to download these on a Mac?
  17. stealth51


    Jan 26, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Having listened to James Jamerson live at the old Regal Theatre in Chicago he was my inspiration to play bass. This contribution is huge! I've got to ask...do you have access to the master tracks?
  18. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada

    I don't think there is any other was to do that.
  19. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California
    Hmmm...that's exactly what I thought when I heard the soloed track (I learned it by ear before the SITSOM book came out).

  20. lopxtc


    Jan 18, 2007
    St. Louis, MO

    Call me on this one, there are several options.


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