Funk Brothers with James Jamerson: Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (Instrumental)

The up-tempo Supremes tune “Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart” was a departure from the group’s more typical lighter sound. And while this one didn’t make #1 as many of the Funk Brothers-backed tunes, it did make the top 10 for a week in 1966.

And now, thanks to the power of the interwebs, here’s the full, pre-edit track for tune, anchored by James Jamerson and the rest of the Funk Brothers. You can hear the pre-song chatter, including Diana Ross, as well as the full outro.

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  1. Once again! Another great bass line.

  2. He could play “busy”, inventing incredible runs with nothing but a lead sheet, or he could play written parts and make them sound vibrant and alive.

  3. No one could lay a better foundation than this guy.

  4. The man. The bass. The FUNK.

  5. The Hook. The Man’s Thumb was awesome.

  6. incredible lost treasure!