James Jamerson


James Jamerson ( James Lee Jamerson ) was an American Bass player who was born January 29th of 1936.

He had strong influence in the ’60s and ’70s and is said to have been a part of most of Motown Records hits in that era.

He was added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and graced the Billboard hot 100 number one hits, plus an additional 6 R&B hits that also hit number 1.

He passed on August 2, 1983.


R&B, soul, pop, funk, jazz



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With Dennis Wilson
Pacific Ocean Blue (Caribou Records, 1977)

With Aretha Franklin
Aretha (Arista Records, 1980)

With Bill Withers
Making Music (Columbia Records, 1975)

With John Lee Hooker
Burnin’ (Vee-Jay Records, 1962)

With Robert Palmer
Pressure Drop (Island Records, 1975)

With Jerry Butler
Power Of Love (Mercury Records, 1973)

With Ben E. King
Let Me Live in Your Life (Atlantic Records, 1978)

With Gloria Gaynor
Gloria Gaynor (Atlantic Records, 1982)

With Martha Reeves
Martha Reeves (MCA Records, 1974)

With Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On (Motown Records, 1971)
Let’s Get It On (Motown Records, 1973)

With Marlena Shaw
Sweet Beginnings (Columbia Records, 1977)

With Boz Scaggs
Slow Dancer (Columbia Records, 1974)

With Leroy Gomez
Gypsy Woman (Casablanca Records, 1978)


Marvin Gaye | I Heard It Through The Grapevine (vocal only, bass only)


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