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  JAMES JAMERSON, electric bass virtuoso
Jamerson was the nucleus of Motown's core musician's known, only to themselves, as the "Funk Brothers" in the 60's.
James' bass playing evolved from a traditional root-fifth cocktail style of bass playing into an astonishing new style built upon a flurry of sixteenth-note runs and syncopations, "pushing the envelope" dissonances, and fearless and constant exploration.
It got to a stage where James would sit for hours listening to his old motown records where he played his funky bass lines, and remembering the freedom of his wild jamming nights, it was stressful and painful for him and for his family watching such a great musician so broken.
www.philbrodieband.com /muso_james_jamerson.htm   (4430 words)

  
 BluePower.Com: 7/31/05 - 8/7/05
Jamerson wasn't Motown's first bassist, but he was certainly the first to incorporate a fresh perspective and intuitiveness along with his own jazz/blues-oriented background to Motown founder Berry Gordy's R&B/pop leanings.
Jamerson was becoming a neighborhood hero, driving around Detroit with his upright bass sticking out of his car window.
Despite his tragic later life, James Jamerson is remembered by his family and peers as being a kind and giving man who was always willing to help.
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 James Jamerson
One of the unsung heroes of the Motown sound, James Jamerson was described by Motown founder Berry Gordy as “a genius on the bass...and incredible improviser in the studio and somebody I always wanted on my sessions.” He was the anchor of the in-house group at Motown dubbed the Funk Brothers.
Jamerson, who’d been battling alcoholism, died of pneumonia in 1983 at the age of 45.
March 6, 2000: James Jamerson is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner.
www.rockhall.com /hof/inductee.asp?id=220   (487 words)

  
 videoalemi.com | Alemde video izle | Jamerson videolar─▒ |
Jamerson - bassline - Bernadette - jamersonshook -
jamerson - bassline - fever - in - the - funkhouse - jamersonshook -
Jamerson used the open strings to create some unique funk lines in the flat keys - his riff that I start playing about 0:40 is just sublime when you get into it...
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  Rolling Stone | Sep 29 1983   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James Jamerson, the pioneering Motown bassist who died of pneumonia in Los Angeles on August 2nd at the age of forty-five, was not famous like Sting of the Police, or John Entwistle of the Who.
But Jamerson was one of the greatest and most influential musicians of our time, and it's safe to say that his sound and soul will always be with us, because the great Motown records of the Sixties will be listened to and appreciated for as long as there is a vibrant American musical culture.
Jamerson moved a while later, but by then he was a restless and dissatisfied man. Although his great bass lines were being recycled and restated on hundreds of records year after year, he had never received the recognition he deserved.
www.marshallcrenshaw.com /articles/jamerson.htm   (741 words)

  
 Chuck Rainey
In August 1999, James Jamerson was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for his legendary bass line artistry in contributing to Motown Records' endless hit record successes in the music evolution of the 60's.
When speaking and/or writing about that 'day in time' (the 60's musical revelations), James Jamerson and Pop music are as synonymous to music legend as Little Richard and Chuck Berry are to Rock n Roll, and as are The 5 Keys and The Moonglows are to doo-wop singing.
Although James was an acoustic bass player first, he opened the career door for the rest of us electric players basically by being heard so many times on radio hits produced by Detroit Motown.
www.chuckrainey.com /bassmanual/jamesjamerson.htm   (1422 words)

  
 James Jamerson - Biography - AOL Music
Jamerson wasn't Motown's first bassist, but he was certainly the first to incorporate a fresh perspective and intuitiveness along with his own jazz/blues-oriented background to Motown founder Berry Gordy's R&B/pop leanings.
Jamerson was becoming a neighborhood hero, driving around Detroit with his upright bass sticking out of his car window.
Despite his tragic later life, James Jamerson is remembered by his family and peers as being a kind and giving man who was always willing to help.
music.aol.com /artist/james-jamerson/90139/biography   (1580 words)

  
 Inside the James Jamerson Style   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James got club work in jazz, blues, and RandB nightspots, and before long he was recording for Detroit’s labels, including Motown—where he met his future soulmates, the Funk Brothers, in 1959.
James built many of his lines from the root-5th-octave shape, and then he’d add other scale tones, as well as non-scale chromatic passing tones, to create motion and melodic lines.
James plucked with his index finger—known as “the Hook”—while sometimes adding his middle finger if needed, and he anchored his fingers on the metal pickup cover and left his thumb hanging freely.
www.musicplayer.com /lounge/lessons/jamerson.htm   (1848 words)

  
 BluePower.Com: "The" Mr. Bassman....James Jamerson!
Some musicians invited Jamerson to a session at a small basement studio in a converted house at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, which eventually became the recording base of Motown Records.
By 1968, Jamerson asked for and received a salary increase of $1000 a week, bringing his yearly income up to $52,000 a year.
Much of the last years of Jamerson's life was spent in and out of hospitals and mental institutions, though he managed to produce some sides for singer/songwriter Kenny Kootz.
www.bluepower.com /2005/08/mr-bassmanjames-jamerson.html   (1622 words)

  
 Fender Players Club - James Jamerson
In 1964 Motown tapped his talent by making him their studio bassist of choice; he and the other Motown session aces would also do their own after-work gigs under various names like Igor and the Funk Brothers.
Unfortunately, Jamerson developed a serious drinking problem that hindered his work and his life in general, and at one point he was in danger of being dropped from the label.
James Jamerson's tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded performances by the most famous bassists of all time, and more than fifty rarely seen photographs.
www.fenderplayersclub.com /artists_lounge/hall_of_legends/jamerson.htm   (391 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson: Books: Allan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Until rather recently, Jamerson was unknown to the general public and not widely known to musicians.
The artists reportedly donated their services as a tribute to Jamerson and the bass lines and accompaniment were recorded in a variety of circumstances.
James Jamerson, legend, towering genius of Bass, has challenged countless bass players exposed to his playing.
www.amazon.com /Standing-Shadows-Motown-Legendary-Jamerson/dp/0881888826   (2032 words)

  
 Funk Bass Lesson: James Jamerson 16th Notes
Take a look at this classic James Jamerson type bass line.
Learn to feel comfortable with the placement of 16th notes on and off the beat by playing this line and transcribing others like it.
You can find Jamerson lines on most of the famous Motown hits or in the great book "Standing in the Shadows of Motown".
www.activemusician.com /lessons/bass/2-1.asp?c=   (81 words)

  
 William J. Clinton Foundation "Press Briefing by General James Jamerson on ACRI II"
GENERAL JAMERSON: I don't know that I can give you specific detail, but it's sort of a -- osmosis is the wrong phrase, but it is us showing them what we think you would do with checkpoints on a road, patrols, and then telling us some of their experiences they've had.
GENERAL JAMERSON: Well, we're six countries into it now, and we're looking at -- it's sort of different level of training for the countries that don't have the capacity to put a full battalion on the table.
GENERAL JAMERSON: Well, as you know, the roots of ACRI are, in fact, tied to the genocide in Rwanda.
www.clintonfoundation.org /legacy/040198-press-briefing-by-general-james-jamerson-on-acri-a.htm   (2361 words)

  
 James Jamerson
It's dated July 6, 1966 (the year of the tune's release), it lists James Jamerson as the bassist (for which he received the princely sum of $61.00), and Detroit's Hitsville studio is indicated as the place where it was recorded.
James died a brokenhearted alcoholic, tortured by the lack of recognition for his his part in the Motown story.
James was basically a humble and somewhat shy man. He would never have believed that someday, he'd be revered all over the world, he'd be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, and that he'd be the talk of the town in his birthplace.
www.bassland.net /jamerson.html   (8601 words)

  
 MOTOWN LEGENDS TODAY : TAMLA MOTOWN NEWS
James "Jimmy" Garrett was the music director and road bassist with the Supremes, he helped them develop from their narrow rock style into the top female group in popular music history.
Elizabeth Bacon, the mother of the late James Jamerson and grandmother to James Jamerson junior, passed away last night in the hospital.
Many Motown persona fly in to pay tribute to this great singer, James Jamerson Jr, Otis Williams of the Temptations; Smokey and Claudette Robinson; singer/songwriter/producer Harvey Fuqua (Motown Records); Janie Bradford, (the Motown secretary); Mr.
www.funandmusic.biz /music-motown-modern.htm   (2428 words)

  
 YouTube - James Jamerson Etude - What's goin'on 1st part
James Jamerson Etude - What's goin'on 1st part
Refer to the book "standing in the shadows of motown", the tune is played by Jamerson's son!!
but isnt this jamerson jr.s interpretation of the feel for the bassline on this song and not his fathers.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=UCx0B9EG1Es   (529 words)

  
 James Jamerson - DiscoMusic.com
First of all I have always been an admirer of James Jamerson.
Jamerson; You were my first influence on the bass!
I feel that James is always looking over my left shoulder for good reason.
www.discomusic.com /people-more/1601_0_11_0_C   (586 words)

  
 James Jamerson - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Throughout the entire classic Motown catalog (and some non-Motown sides), Jamerson shaped a new inventive style of bass playing and brought what had been regarded by some as a "minor" instrument to the forefront through the use of the electric Fender bass, powered by his musical genius and amazing..
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Other than the loving tribute -Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson, a classic book/CD set by Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky (publisher Hal Leonard), not much has been written about the bass-playing wonder.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,448590,00.html   (1668 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/jamesjamerson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He took up bass in high school in Detroit and got jazz gigs that would lead to his hiring by Berry Gordy of Motown Records to go on the package tours of Motown Artists.
I heard "You Can't Hurry Love" recently on the radio, and I thought that has to be James, the brilliant way the bass changes throughout the song.
James Jamerson was the master who was looked up to by all who followed him!
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 YouTube - Marvin Gaye "What's Going On / What's Happening Brother"
An excerpt from the recently released DVD of so...
An excerpt from the recently released DVD of some of Marvin's greatest live performances on TV and film, "Real Thing: In Performance 1964-1981," This live performance comes from the long out-of-circulation 1973 film, "Save The Children" with James Jamerson on bass.
Marvin Gaye Motown What's Going On Tamla Save The Children 1973 James Jamerson
www.youtube.com /watch?v=Y9KC7uhMY9s   (755 words)

  
 MOTOWN, Key Dates, Musicians, Performers,
James Jamerson (session), Wilson Felder, Carol Kaye, Bill Pitman, Ron Brown
The Funk Brothers performed like a championship team and were the very best and most successful band in the history of popular music.
This is where they would get rid of their frustrations and would 'really' play their first true love, that funky jazz (and some proper R and B), where bassist James Jamerson would go wild, playing lots of solos!!
www.funandmusic.biz /music-motown.htm   (1705 words)

  
 James Jamerson's Greatest Bass Hits
This list of recordings is started from the list on the back of the Jamerson Tribute T-Shirt (let me know if you are interested in purchasing one).
From the Detroit Free press story (by Brian McCollum) on Jamerson "In all, he performed on nearly 30 No. 1 pop hits -- toppling the record commonly attributed to the Beatles.
Fever In The Funk House - James Jamerson composition (Thanks to Jeff Whittemore) This recording is from a Earl Van Dyke album and it is pure Jamerson...
www.bassland.net /jamersonhits.htm   (1458 words)

  
 Xtreme Musician: James Jamerson
James Jamerson created at least two hit basslines for each of the artists of the Motown Machine in his era including Martha and the Vandelas, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, the Four Tops, and the Supremes.
Having played on on over 82 Motown hits and over 42 number 1 hit songs, the question should be 'who did James Jamerson not work with?"
Do you have additional information on James Jamerson?
www.xtrememusician.com /info/artists/profiles/10822.html   (79 words)

  
 James Jamerson MP3 Downloads - James Jamerson Music Downloads - James Jamerson Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
James Jamerson MP3 Downloads - James Jamerson Music Downloads - James Jamerson Music Videos
Throughout the entire classic Motown catalog (and some non-Motown sides), Jamerson shaped a new inventive style...
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 James Jamerson - AOL Music
Similar Artists: Prakash John, Stone Gossard, Steve Harris, Alex James, Terry Kath, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Prince & the New Power Generation, Prince & the Revolution
For several years before his tragic death in 1983, James Jamerson tried in vain to interest the media in his story.
Download, listen and watch James Jamerson music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
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