Our contributor, Steve Fishman, has played bass himself with the likes of Paul McCartney and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Steve’s heart skipped a beat when he came across a battered Ampeg B-15 amp with the name “James Jamerson” stenciled on the side.
Steve calls Jamerson the Jimi Hendrix of bass players. He says Jamerson’s bass line drove the Motown sound. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Jamerson in the year 2000. The museum might want to display the amp, but only if History Detectives host Eduardo Pagán can prove Jamerson owned it.
- Related Investigation Woolworth Sign Were these signs part of the scene in an early victory for Civil Rights?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Tumbling Tumbleweeds Why would writing this song be bad for Bob Nolan?
- Also in Season 10 WWII Patch What is the story behind these patches?
- Also in Vietnam Era: 1960-1980 Vietnam War Diary Why did this story capture international interest?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Siberian Bullet What can this bullet reveal about the hidden agenda of American forces in a fight against Soviet Communism?
- Also with Eduardo Pagán Stalag 17 Portrait What happened to the artist of this portrait made in a German POW camp?
This is a place for opinions, comments, questions and discussion; a place where viewers of History Detectives can express their points of view and connect with others who value history. We ask that posters be polite and respectful of all opinions. History Detectives reserves the right to delete comments that don’t conform to this conduct. We will not respond to every post, but will do our best to answer specific questions, or address an error.