Thursday, January 24, 2008

I Could Use Some Good Bass Playing Right Now

Marvin Gaye's dead. James Jamerson's dead.

Maybe not.


Pastor_Jeff said...

Thanks for sharing. What a great way to start the day.

misterarthur said...

If you haven't seen it already (and I suspect you may have), try to see "Standing in the Shadows of Motown", from which this clip is taken. James Jamerson's playing on the original never fails to astound me. I've ridden my bike past the Motown Studio many times.

SippicanCottage said...

Hi fellers. Thanks for reading and commenting.

mister arthur- I must admit I have not seen it. I do not participate in everyday culture like most people do, and am unaware of all sorts of things. It leads me to blurt out things like: "Hey did you guys know you can get a phone without wires you can carry around now?" Things like that. I discover things like my four year old does. New to him.

The appropriate word to describe James Jamerson is, as you say, "astounding." The rarest of things in this world is a self-invented person. He's that, truly.

Your blog is a fantastic bit of webbiana, by the way.

misterarthur said...

Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a heartfelt documentary about the Motown house band, the Funk Brothers. The only unfortunate thing is that it was made after the deaths of James Jamerson and Earl Van Dyke

You have an incredible blog.

As for mine, thank you for your kind words, but I think Link Bi**ch summed up best by writing: "...this one (mine) takes it further than simply pointless".