For those of you reading my Reconstructing Rocco column in First Bass And Beyond,
here’s a short clip someone posted to the ‘Toob showing Rocco’s explanation of the half mute sytem:
Here’s the last in today’s celebration of Jamerson’s genius. And this is the line legend says was recorded at 3AM whilst Jamerson was lying on his back (too drunk to stand) and sight reading a chart and improving on it at the same time. Incredible song. Incredible bass line.
Happy Birthday James.
Here’s the next in our celebration of Jamerson’s genius on his birthday:
Continuing our celebration of the one and only James Jamerson, here’s a remix of the bass line of Standing In The Shadows Of Love with Levi Stubb’s peerless voice on top:
Here’s one of my favourite Jamerson bass lines – Ain’t No MOuntain High Enough. This time with the vocals. Genius all round…
Here’s a great video – it’s Jamerson’s isolated bass and the Tempations vocals. Have a listen….fabulous!
Today would have been James’s 78th birthday. In celebration I’ll be posting a slew of Jamerson related videos!
First up is a visual analysis of For Once In My LIfe. Really interesting:
Here’s a YouTube video with Paul McCartney’s bass line on Rain well to the forefront.
Guest teacher Gordon Clayton will be recording a song tutorial of Rain to coincide with Issue 226 of First Bass And Beyond