Bob Babbitt 1937-2012
July 20, 2012 8:55 AM Subscribe
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, longtime session musician and member of Motown's house band The Funk Brothers
, has died at 74
Babbitt worked with Motown bass legend James Jamerson (previously
) as a friend and mentor. He discusses (among other things) Jamerson and the Hitsville USA years in a short interview recorded recently
Some highlights of his extensive discography
were: Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
, The Temptations' "Ball of Confusion"
, The Miracles' "Tears of a Clown"
, , The Capitols' "Cool Jerk"
, Diana Ross' "Touch Me in the Morning"
, Robert Palmer's "Every Kinda People"
, The Parliaments' "(I Wanna) Testify"
, The Spinners' "Games People Play"
, Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues"
Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia"
, R. Dean Taylor's "Indiana Wants Me"
, and Dennis Coffey's "Scorpio"