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Standing in the Shadows of Motown....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phogchris, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    So, tonight I popped in the movie for the first time and about 1 hr. 24 minutes in, they show Nate Watts(Stevie Wonder's bass player) playing a red gradiation Bossa bass. Now, as you all know, the movie was shot in Detroit. Here's the kicker, I just purchased a red gradiation Bossa from a pawn broker out of DETROIT!!! It "may" be the same bass, I wish there was a way I could find out. If anyone knows how I can figure this out, let me know...
  2. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    man i just watched that movie, its really awesome!
  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    I hope that everyone here has seen or will see that movie.
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  4. I'll watch it tonight and see if I can see the bass you're talking about.

    To those who haven't seen this flick yet: Do your best to rent/buy it. This is one of the best music movies I've ever seen. I never get tired of it.

  5. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    I found this movie VERY heart felt, it will/has changed the way I approach playing the bass, I remember what James Jamerson Jr said his father said to him

    "If you can't feel it, don't play it":meh:
  6. Las Olas

    Las Olas

    Apr 20, 2003
    Scarborough, UK
    Does ANYONE know where I can get this in Region 2? UK TBers, I'm talking to you!

    I desperately wanna see it, but simply cant find it not in region 1!


  7. hookgrip


    Sep 8, 2014
    According to my TV listings (I have FIOS), Standing in the Shadows of Motown is on tomorrow (Sep 20 2015) from 10:40 to 12:30 on Encore2.

    Might be worth checking your listings if you've never seen it before.
  8. What a great movie, a timeless classic. Especially for us kids who came up listening to Motown and Stax in the 60's. I really loved what Bootsy and Joan Osborn contributed.

    Speaking of 'Shadows', check out this P bass, autographed by the surviving Funk Bro's at the Shadows movie opening.


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  9. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    No idea about the Bossa. I agree about Standing though. I've got it and it's one of my favorites. Haven't watched it in a while thouhg.

    I'll have to remedy that soon.
  10. The movie is good, but in my opinion, it pales in comparison to the story (and transcriptions) in the book. This is one book every bass player should own.

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  11. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    How old is the book?
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  12. bordinco90


    Dec 7, 2011
    SW Louisiana
    That's really great! That would be cool if it was his old bass. Would definitely be a piece of history!
  13. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    The book has been out since 1989 - current editions come with a CD set.
  14. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Cool, kind of figured some timeline like that--or maybe a bit older...