60th Anniversary P Bass Trivia and Notes: 1971

Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece album of this year (1971), What’s Going On, is the first Tamla/Motown album to credit each musician playing on it by name. The musicians on it belong to Motown’s acclaimed “house” band, and include the label’s two most acclaimed bassists, both of whom are noted for their impeccable Precision Bass work on this and most other Motown releases.

What is the informal name of Motown’s “house” band, and who are the two bassists?

Answer: The Funk Brothers, James Jamerson and Bob Babbitt

Congratulations to Trace Ordlway, Esteban Gamez and just James for posting the correct answer in the comments section!


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