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Jamerson Analysed - At Last (I Found A Love)

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Hi,

I stumbled upon an amazing Jamerson bass break on the 1968 Marvin Gaye track ‘At Last (I Found A Love)’ and decided to look at it in closer detail on my Jamerson Analysed blog. 

Full transcription, breakdown of the line and video available at http://www.jamersonanalysed.co.uk/2017/12/at-last-i-found-love-marvin-gaye-1968.html

Enjoy!

Chris

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Cheers Chris, I hadn't heard that one! Much appreciated for the video and the breakdown. My goal next year is sight reading, and I'll certainly be looking through your Jamerson transcriptions.

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Nice bass playing, but is that Jamerson?

Jamerson was renown for his technique of changing his lines in every verse. By 1968 I wouldn't expect to hear him playing the same line throughout the song.

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23 hours ago, chris_b said:

Nice bass playing, but is that Jamerson?

Jamerson was renown for his technique of changing his lines in every verse. By 1968 I wouldn't expect to hear him playing the same line throughout the song.

Hi - thanks for your comment. I believe that it is Jamerson, yes. The track is from the Marvin Gaye album 'Heard It Through The Grapevine'... the album displays a wide variety in his playing, with some of the tracks showing Jamerson 'changing his lines in every verse', and other more repetitive figures - such as on this track. Even his bassline on the title track is relatively simple when compared to some of his busier work, but it is definitely still Jamerson.

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This is great, thanks for posting.

I have recently decided to study Jamerson's style, so this couldn't have come at a better time for me.

 

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10 hours ago, Heathy said:

This is great, thanks for posting.

I have recently decided to study Jamerson's style, so this couldn't have come at a better time for me.

 

No problem! I hope you find it useful. 

There’s loads more on the blog, so check it out!

Chris. 

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    • By chrisaxe
      Hi all,

      It's been a while but I have finished another analysis of Jamerson's playing. This time I have looked at his bass break from Marvin Gaye's 'At Last (I Found A Love). 

      The full article featuring my analysis, full transcription and cover video can be found here - Jamerson Analysed
      Or, if you just want to watch the video, you can do here - At Last (I Found A Love)
      Enjoy!
      Chris.
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