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

Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent me another one of his cool visualization videos highlighting another impressive bass line by the one and only James Jamerson.

This time around, the tune is the performance of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song, written by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson and recorded on the Tamla Motown label was a hit single in 1967.

Jack told me, “This song was the first time I noticed Jamerson’s playing.”

There’s just something about these visualizations that make Jamerson’s playing even more impressive… if that’s even possible.

Be sure to check out the previous visualization on “For Once in My Life” too.