Bass Transcriptions and More by bassist Dave Fink Transcriptions. Darling Dear · The House On Website. bio/. TRANSCRIPTION OF JAMES JAMERSON’S BASSLINE TO. “YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING” by THE TEMPATIONS by PAUL WOLFE -to-play-bass. com. 9 Aug Welcome to this collection of James Jamerson transcriptions. There’s also some bonus Motown transcriptions.

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I was ecstatic to see the James Jamerson isolated tracks on your page.

Without the link I don’t think it would have been possible. You’ll see that I am never mentioned as they were donated anonymously. I called David at Universal after he contacted me and we discussed the situation.

Rick Suchow – NYC Bassist / Writer – Bass

But I am also obsessed with its mangled beauty and its powerful rich history. You jammerson read more here:. Amazingly the majority of them were improvised from chord symbols. The conversation was pleasant and I assured him I had no intention of being confrontational regarding my keeping the Motown tracks up on my site.

For copyright reasons I can’t include the actual Motown-released recordings for comparison, but on all tunes I’ve included a stripped-down mix of the original track, minus drums, to help hear the bass parts in context with the actual song. I see it as a compromise, for while I’m glad that there is some sort of legal path to travel in order to leave the tracks up, I think musicians have to ponder the scenario that they can walk into a studio and record their granscriptions, only to find out years later that the record company that released those recordings can license out their individual performance and make a profit.



James Jamerson was described by Motown founder Berry Gordy as “a genius on the bass Join The Members Areas. On occasion I’ll add some of the comments here.

The bassline on this track is a study in itself. Of course, Marvin was the producer, so most of the notes are in his handwriting. Every measure is unique, there is not a single measure that repeats throughout the tune and yet the groove is utterly compelling from start to finish.

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To read a rare Jamerson interview, click this link: The 3 guitars were mixed to one track while you were recording live, Jamerson had his own bass track, jamersob drums were cut on one, sometimes on 2 tracks The piano on one, percussion on another.

I got chills down my spine the first time I saw ‘James Jamerson’ and ‘Eddie Bongo’ and the rest of the Funks written out in Smokey’s handwriting, or in Marvin’s. ABC Wilton Felder Mercy Mercy Me Bob Babbitt 9. Very interesting to hear those trasncriptions tracks. They are all viewable in full size and high quality please note they are all large pdf files between 5 and 10 mb each, however each will open in a new browser window. There wasn’t a lot of room for error, much less giving anyone extra tracks, including the lead vocalist.

I can’t tell you how useful and fascinating it’s been to have those naked Jamerson bass lines. Where did u GET those?????

The most important thing was the producers’ studio notes for the month that “Whats Goin On” was recorded. Not insignificantly, the “Brick House” bass line is basw treasure. I’ve also included some other famous Motown bass performances in addition to Jamerson. I had recovered full renovation blueprints for the buildings, travel expense reports for Gladys and the Pips, the Supremes – all sorts of very interesting documents.


Jamerson made me without knowing at that time pick up the bass and make music throughout my life.

But amazing things have happened here, and this place has history like no other place in the USA. Trajscriptions are some comments I’ve gotten about my isolated Motown tracks. I’ve received many password requests and am a bit backlogged at present, so please be patient for reply. James Jamerson Interview Thanks for sharing, Rick! Here’s some of the documents – a few are quite large so you can read them.

I’ll tell them, but that’s not what’s important; it’s the feel. Detroit is a great place with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Many family members gave me great shit for not selling this stuff, although a few did understand my altruism. Canceled check xeroxes from Ed Sullivan, the Tonight Show – all sorts of things. It’s encouraging to hear that as brilliant as they are, they still sound very transcrkptions. It seemed to me the world was getting smaller by the minute.

His parts here are isolated right off the original Motown 8-track master, so here’s your chance to hear every note James played on these records. Why are these tracks password protected?

A horn led instrumental track driven by another great Jamerson line. I think it was Golden World Studios when Gordy bought it out. Transcrlptions Jamerson Discography To read a rare Jamerson interview, click this link: