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I Was Made to Love Her: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized
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I Was Made to Love Her: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

Vulpeck’s Jack Stratton just sent me his latest visualization video. This time around, the tune is Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her” – once again showcasing the genius of James Jamerson. Here’s what Jack said: “Jamerson is the Schoenberg of getting from the I chord to the IV chord. He’s algorithmically generating a new pattern every phrase.”

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

For Once in My Life: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized
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For Once in My Life: James Jamerson’s Bass Line Visualized

Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent us this cool video he made saying, “[James] Jamerson belongs with Bach, Debussy and Mozart, and that includes graphical scores on Youtube.” We couldn’t agree more. We dig this visual representation of one of Jamerson’s amazing bass lines – a bass line that is best described on the Wikipedia article about the original: Wonder’s version of...