CLA Radio 09/11/15: James Jamerson

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The ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, 7:00 PM Pacific/10:00 PM Eastern) for 9/11/15 will focus on arguably the most influential, iconic bassist of all time, James Jamerson.

James Lee Jamerson (January 29, 1936 ā€“ August 2, 1983) … was the uncredited bassist on most of the Motown Records hits in the 1960s and early 1970s (Motown did not list session musician credits on their releases until 1971) and he is now regarded as one of the most influential bass players in modern music history.

Not surprisingly, since Motown session musicians were uncredited during the 1960s, disputes arise as to who played on what songs. I’ve tried to restrict the set list to songs where a minimum of controversy exists as to whether Jamerson was the bassist.

Hope you can stop by and listen, and join us in chat!

The Spotify playlist is here (less additional audio marked with an asterisk).

(Iā€™m also on Twitter.)

Set List:

* Standing in the Shadows of Motown: Intro
Four Tops: Reach Out, I’ll Be There
The Miracles: Way Over There
* Standing in the Shadows of Motown: James Jamerson Jr
James Jamerson: Fever In The Funk House
* Standing in the Shadows of Motown: Trailer
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Earl Van Dyke and the Motown Brass: 6 By 6
* Dave Schools – James Jamerson & the Legend of the Funk Machine
Four Tops: Bernadette
The Supremes: I Hear A Symphony
* Fender Hall Of Fame: James Jamerson Video
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The Tracks Of My Tears
Jackson 5: Darling Dear
* Standing in the Shadows of Motown: Playing On His Back
Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On
Four Tops: Standing In The Shadows Of Love
Stevie Wonder: For Once In My Life
* James Jamerson Jr Interview with Detroit Bass Player 2013: Influences
Jr. Walker & The Al Stars: Home Cookin’
The Temptations: The Way You Do The Things You Do
* James Jamerson Jr Interview with Detroit Bass Player, 2013: Hard Working
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: Nowhere To Run
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
* James Jamerson Jr Interview with Detroit Bass Player, 2013: Deep End of the Pool
The Temptations: Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
The Supremes: Reflections
Jimmy Ruffin: What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
The Supremes: Stop! In The Name Of Love
The Temptations: My Girl
Jr. Walker & The Al Stars: (I’m A) Road Runner
The Miracles: Shop Around
The Marvelettes: Please Mr. Postman
* James Jamerson Jr Interview with Detroit Bass Player, 2013: Influence On Rock and Pop
The Temptations: (I Know) I’m Losing You
Marvin Gaye: Hitch Hike
The Temptations: Get Ready
The Supremes: You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Gladys Knight & The Pips: If I Were Your Woman
James Jamerson: Behold
Mary Wells: You Beat Me To The Punch
James Jamerson: Greedy Green
* James Jamerson Jr Interview with Detroit Bass Player, 2013: I Will Never Be You
Four Tops: I’ll Turn To Stone

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