It all starts with the bass

November 17, 2002

If I took away anything from Standing in the Shadows of Motown, it is the importance of a good bass line. The bass is where it all starts. That's why Standing in the Shadows of Motown the book looks very interesting for the bass line transcriptions.

I agree with many of the criticisms of the film that Charles Taylor raises in his review, that it glosses over many issues, but the movie fulfills its main goal well, introducing the men behind the Motown sound. The performances use merely serviceable vocals to keep them from detracting from the band, but like the rest of the movie, the concert footage is fun.

Speaking of good rhythm sections, this is a Good Thing.

Posted by Andrew Raff at November 17, 2002 09:13 PM
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