James Jamerson and his "Funk Machine"
The bass player on just about every record that Motown put out.
James Jamerson not only revolutionized the way the bass was played, but with out his influence, genre's like funk, disco, or anything with a bit of good soul in it would not have developed.
It was his ability to push the music that made all the Motown records so great and influential to other artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone, some of James Brown's later stuff. Need I say more?
Also, I'm only about 90% sure about this fact, but supposedly his bass (The Funk Machine, as he called it) is the single instrument that has been played on the most #1 hit records in recorded history. I think that's pretty impressive...
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My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.
If you had to find me somewhere, you would probably find me down at O'neils home cooking eating an organic sweet-potato bun breakfast sandwich with ham.
Among my friends, it's a "Muller Classic Move" to eat Mcdonald's at 2am because it's cheap and open 24/7. The joke here is that I'm an idiot.
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