Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bob Babbitt, Bassist, 1937 - 2012

by Dick Mac

There are few bass lines more readily identifiable by my generation than this:

If you are over 50 you have likely heard that riff repeatedly throughout your life.  It is the opening of a Motown hit.  It was created by Bob Babbitt, a Funk Brother.

It is amazing to me that any of the Funk Brothers would be 74 years-old.  Harder to accept, still, is that they are not all going to be with us forever. 

Bob Babbitt died yesterday, July 16, 2012.

Rest in peace. 


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