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Sad News James Jamerson Jr RIP

Sad News James Jamerson Jr RIP cover

James Jamerson Jr son of the legendary Motown bass player James Jamerson and a most respected bassist in his own right passed on last week. He was 58.

A Detroit Free Press preview clip follows and full details of this sad news can be read via their website {link below}

Following in his father's career steps but determined to carve out his own distinct style, Jamerson Jr. built a wide-ranging legacy that included work with the Dramatics, Bob Dylan, Teena Marie, the Four Tops and others. His own group, Chanson, went Top 40 with the 1979 disco track "Don't Hold Back."


An informative account of his works and life including a selected discography can be read via an tribute page on the Phil Brodie Band website- link below

'In the 60s James started work in the Gordy Road Shows , touring mainly with the Temptations in their backing band but he was also a session bassist. The first album penning his credits was with Valerie Simpson  in 1972. In the 70s, he sessioned with a variety of artists he described as “Rock to Bach,” including Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Jackson Family, Luciano Pavarotti, and many more including Renee Geyer, Tavares, Yvonne Fair, Hugo Montenegro, Lenny Williams, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., The 5th Dimension, Herb Alpert, Hilton Jacobs Lawrence, Terry Callier...'

Full info can be viewed via  can be viewed via http://www.philbrodieband.com/muso_james_jr.htm

2013 Interview


Video of James Jamerson Jr. , Greg Dokes and friends sitting in at Mckinley Jackson's birthday party June 2011.


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