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March 24, 2011 8:11 PM   Subscribe

is James Jamerson the bassist on the Four Tops' "Reach Out (I'll Be There)"?

are there any definitive sources for the answer to this question?
posted by radiosilents to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: According to the James Jamerson discography, yes. And all the other Motown sources I've found agree that Holland-Dozier-Holland used Motown's house band for the track, of which Jamerson was a key member.
posted by scody at 8:36 PM on March 24, 2011

Best answer: It's discussed on this Bassland page, where they link to this affidavit signed by Brian Holland.
posted by various at 8:59 PM on March 24, 2011 [2 favorites]

Every credible source I have ever seen (including those above) points to it being Jamerson.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:01 AM on March 25, 2011

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