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  • Ray Brown: Isolated Bass on James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”

    Ray Brown: Isolated Bass on James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”

    We love these isolated bass tracks. While not so isolated, you can really hear Ray Brown‘s bass on this reworked version of the James Brown hit, “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, with Louis Bellson’s orchestra. Lots of leakage on this recording, because the bass was mic’d, while the band performed live. The first part... »

  • Marvin Gaye & James Jamerson: “What’s Going On” Isolated Vocals and Bass

    Marvin Gaye & James Jamerson: “What’s Going On” Isolated Vocals and Bass

    Here’s a new take on Marvin Gaye’s hit “What’s Going On” the way we like it: with James Jamerson‘s bass line loud and clear in this bass and vocals only isolated track. »

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass

    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: James Jamerson’s Isolated Bass

    If it’s James Jamerson with a great drummer (Uriel Jones or Benny Benjamin?), you don’t need anything else. This isolated bass and drum version of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” proves it. »

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  • James Jamerson Isolated Bass Track: I Can’t Get Next to You

    James Jamerson Isolated Bass Track: I Can’t Get Next to You

    Here’s James Jamerson‘s isolated bass track from the Temptations’ “I Can’t Get Next to You”. This comes from the original Motown master tape. Be sure to check out our previous coverage of the isolated bass and drums for “Ain’t That Peculiar“. Thanks to Rick Suchow for this one! »