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Motown Amp

The Case:

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.  


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Aired:
Season 10, Episode 2

Detective:
Eduardo Pagán Location:
Detroit, Royal Oak and Livonia, Michigan

More Information

Hewitt's Music
13936 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48126
313-846-8850
www.hewittsmusic.com

Motown Museum
2648 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48208
313-875-2264
www.motownmuseum.com

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