R.I.P. Bob Babbitt
Written by Martyn Ward
We salute the life and music of Bob Babbitt. Bass player in the Funk brothers – the house band of Tamla Motown.
Bob died on the 16th July 2012 after a struggle with cancer.
He took over from James Jameson in the Funk brothers and went on to play on over 200 top 40 hits.
Here’s an example of his work:
He also played on tracks by Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, Del Shannon and Bonnie Raitt.
and here’s a clip of him giving advice on how to get the best bass tone: