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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