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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This is an incredible set of gems. These guys are all my heroes, so it’s very moving to listen to the tone, the distortion, the technique What I found still blows my mind.

He did say that he would find out how to go about licensing them to me, however. ABC Wilton Felder Or Cocaine in D.

Here are some comments I’ve gotten about my isolated Motown tracks. My Motown Bass audio files are now password protected.

She always played with a pick, these tracks are so clean and un-mastered that you can tell it’s Jamerson. The tone is amazing, a little dirty too,which I never noticed before, wow.

Bass Players – James Jamerson

I think those fat, warm tones they preferred helped free them up to do interesting stuff. You transcriptiins such a generous spirit to make these basslines available in this format.


Here I am on the phone with one of the senior members of Universal Music and he’s complimenting my bass playing. I had no intention of eBaying this stuff, no intention of wanting to ‘own’ such things either. As far as I know this is one of the few live recordings available to feature Jamerson, if anyone knows different please let me know via the contact form.

These tracks are a revelation.

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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. You’ll see that I am never mentioned as they were donated anonymously.

Bass submitted 2 years ago by DaveSperanza. In a interview with Bass Guitar magazine, McCartney recalled his training on the instrument: You’ve done the bass community a service. Plus they loved to use octaves and arpeggios to create movement. Once again, I offer these Motown tracks for study purposes only and clearly with good intention for the bass community.


I’ve uploaded Jamerson’s original bass tracks from several classic Motown recordings. Mames 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.

James Jamerson was described by Motown founder Berry Gordy as “a genius on the bass Skip to Content Skip to Navigation. What’s Going On James Jamerson 2. The second book of Transcriptions is called Motown Bass Classics. This might be hard to find — but track it down if you can.

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Bass Players – James Jamerson | How To Play Bass

If you planned to sweeten the tracks, you had to either do transcriptiona different mix when you recorded the original tracks or make an 8 Track to 8 Track transfer and put the perc and drums together etc. On these older recordings, the “thump” of the flatwounds lands more in the low midrange, so it doesn’t feel muddy or muddled. More worth than any book ever published. Can you get more? For copyright reasons I can’t include the actual Motown-released vass 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.

It’s all in here, in the heart.