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.