Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 191 pages
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(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award!
  

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A must read for every Bass guitarist. James Jamerson is one of the most important musicians in the instruments history. The book is in three parts 1. Biography- exceptional. Well written and full of ... Read full review

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This is a book that I have not read yet,but as soon as I get the chance to I will.I am interested in this book because,of course I love music,James Jamerson has been hailed as one the greatest bass of ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xiii
FUNKY BEGINNINGS
3
DONT LOOK BACK
5
FIVE BUCKS A SESSION AND A BOWL OF SOUP
12
WELCOME TO THE APOLLO
18
IGOR THE FUNK BROTHERS PART ONE
25
IGOR THE FUNK BROTHERS PART TWO
29
WERE IN THE MONEY
36
WILL LEE
108
JOHN ENTWISTLE
111
GERALD VEASLEY
113
PHIL CHEN
118
PINO PALLODINO
121
GEDDY LEE
125
CHUCK RAINEY
127
RHYTHM SECTION
132

STOMPIN AT THE CHIT CHAT
41
DONT MESS WITH JAMES
46
LEAVE IT TO JAMERSON
49
DR JAMERSON MR HYDE
52
GROWING PAINS
55
THE FALL OF THE KING
65
CODA
76
PART 2
79
ANATOMY OF A SOUND
81
B15s AND FUNK MACHINES
84
THE CAST
87
DISCOGRAPHY
88
IGORS CHROMATIC EXERCISE
91
AN APPRECIATION OF THE STYLE
92
PART 3
97
STARS AND SCORES
99
TAPE CONTENTS
101
PAUL McCARTNEY
102
JAMES JAMERSON JR
103
READY FREDDY WASHINGTON
136
GARRY TALLENT
139
ALLEN McGRIER
141
JOHN PATITUCCI
143
JIMMY HASLIP
147
BOB BABBITT
151
WILLIE WEEKS
155
DAVE HUNGATE
157
FRANCIS ROCCO PRESTIA
160
JACK BRUCE
162
KENNY AARONSON
164
MARCUS MILLER
168
NATHAN WATTS
171
NONMOTOWN MEDLEY
174
BASIL FEARRINGTON
175
ANTHONY JACKSON
179
KUDOS
183
BIBLIOGRAPHY
191
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