Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Genius session musician Uriel Jones passed away yesterday. One of the legendary, 13 man crew known as the "Funk Brothers", he played drums on a slew of classic recordings by Motown artists. It's his work that you hear on "The Tracks of My Tears", "I Can't Get Next to You" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", to name a few. Great feel and precision playing marked everything he did and raised the quality of the material that he worked on. Along with Benny Benjamin and Richard Allen, he was the atomic clock behind the Detroit based hit making machine. I'll have to watch "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" again tonight.

1 comment:

rock and roll history said...

That big jam session in the sky just got one of the best beats in the business.

Standing in the shadows is definitely in order. Great flick. Good idea.