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. Welcome to this collection of James Jamerson transcriptions. There’s also some bonus Motown transcriptions.

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It sat well in the mix and listeners felt it more than they heard it in some cases. Part of what makes it hard to get away with today is the fact that there is a tendency to emphasize the lower bass frequencies on the frequency spectrum sub hz.

I knew he was an outstanding bassist but hadn’t ever heard him isolated like this! Very cool vid to listen to!

But I am also obsessed with its mangled beauty and its powerful rich history. The part that mentions ‘Motown Recording Company’ is my donation.

Jamerson made me without knowing at that time pick up the bass and make music throughout my life. The tone is amazing, a little dirty too,which I bsas noticed before, wow.

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. What’s Going On James Jamerson 2. Basz think it was Golden World Studios when Gordy bought it out.

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. Actually, that’s the thing, the bass was pretty hot in the mix, if you listen to it carefully in any Motown recording. James Jamerson was described by Motown founder Berry Gordy as “a genius on the bass It is eye opening and ear popping! If you planned to sweeten the tracks, you had to either do a different mix when you recorded the original tracks or make an 8 Track to 8 Track transfer and put the perc and tdanscriptions together etc.


The Deluxe Edition transciptions the CD features a bonus disc — this disc features remixes of the original Motown Masters with most of the vocals stripped away so you can hear what all the instruments were playing!

I jamees tell you how useful and fascinating it’s been to have those naked Jamerson bass lines.

Bass Players – James Jamerson

Brick House Ron LaPread You can read more here: Iconic tune, great bassline. So I ended up donating it all anonymously to the Burton Collection in the Detroit Public Library where they have the finances to protect, defend and preserve the documents.

A horn led instrumental track driven by another great Jamerson line. On occasion I’ll add some of the comments here. Besides being the record industry’s largest conglomerate, Universal also owns the entire Motown catalog. What I found still blows my mind.

James Jamerson Transcription: Bernadette : Bass

It’s encouraging jamew hear that as brilliant as they are, they still sound very ‘human’. Motown Bass I’ve made these tracks available for non-profit educational purposes only, and ask the public to respect the copyright owners and to not copy, reproduce, or use them for any other reason.


Resist the urge to start “gig pic” “bass face” and “family photo” threads. What Randy found is just amazing, and he kindly gave me permission to reprint the Motown document images he sent, and his story as well. Or attempt to, anyway. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. All the famous producers and arrangers– just crazy. Thanks for a wonderful resource! That’s why they are in this specific collection.

Skip to Content Skip to Navigation. I wanted the documents to stay in Detroit, and personally I believe they are a very important part of African American history, aside from music and Detroit history. An invaluable resource for those seeking the ‘answer’ to some of Jamerson’s classics! While learning her repertoire I became quite familiar with Jamerson’s work both from her jxmes and the many signature Jamerson bass lines written in on Martha’s charts.

I think those fat, warm tones they preferred helped free them up to do interesting stuff. Here’s a video I made of Studio A: Not long ago I was contacted by Detroit photographer and local historian Randy Wilcox, who complimented me on my site and thanked me for putting the time into it.