I am 34 and have been playing bass for about 10 years. Most of that time has been spent playing classic rock, heavy metal, and blues. Tonight I have an audition with an R&B band that is looking to work a busy schedule and make good money. I would really like to pull this thing off. I know that I am a competent player (I don't have to rely on riding root notes in total confusion) however when I am nervous my playing deteriorates in an embarrassing way. Can you guys/girls give me some generic (or specific if you have them) tips into playing solid R&B lines? Tell me anything that makes sense to you. I have played some older Motown stuff in practice type situations (alone - not with band) and I totally appreciate the stlye, I just am not familiar yet. Something that I am bringing to the table with this band is a good work ethic however I just got the call late last night and therefore don't have a lot of time to 'prepare'. I am listening to various Motown, Stax Volt, and so on stuff all day to help me get the feel but what I will doing tonight really will be raw. Typically I work my butt off in order to show up more than prepared so we'll see. Thanks for any & all advice.