James Jamerson

Died: August 2, 1983

James Jamerson created at least two hit basslines for each of the artists of the Motown Machine in his era including Martha and the Vandelas, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, the Four Tops, and the Supremes. Having played on on over 82 Motown hits and over 42 number 1 hit songs, the question should be 'who did James Jamerson not work with?"

Instruments Played / Skills:
Bass Guitar

Funk Motown

Bands That James Jamerson Has Played For:
Funk Brothers, The

James Jamerson Has Worked With:
Marvin Gaye

Artists That Were Influenced By James Jamerson:
Andrew Padula
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