Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt dies aged 74

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    <p><strong>Legendary bassist Bob Babbitt, who as a member of famed Motown studio crew known as The Funk Brothers played on hits by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles and dozens more, died Monday (16 July) in Nashville after suffering complications from brain cancer.</strong></p> <p>Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 26 November 1937, Babbitt moved to Detroit, where he began playing bass in the late 1950s. After a brief stint in Stevie Wonder's band in 1966, a year later he accepted an invitation to join the Motown studio ensemble called The Funk Brothers. (The group also included renowned bassist James Jamerson; Babbitt and Jamerson traded duties on various sessions.)</p> <p>During his five-year tenure in The Funk Brothers, Babbitt played on a impressive number of Motown classics. Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours), Marvin Gaye's Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' Tears Of A Clown, Edwin Starr's War, The Temptations' Ball Of Confusion - just some of the hits that benefited from Babbitt's robust, hooky and funky lines. </p> <p>After leaving Motown, Babbitt performed with a diverse array of artists, including Jim Croce, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra and Gladys Knight & The Pips. In 2009, he recorded with Phil Collins on the singer's Going Back, a collection of '60s Motown and soul gems.</p> <p>For the last 26 years, Babbitt lived in Nashville. He is survived by his wife, Ann, and their three children, Carolyn, Joseph and Karen.</p> <p>In 2010, MusicRadar recognized Babbitt's immense talents by <a href="">ranking him number 11 in our list of 30 amazing unsung bassists</a>.</p> <a href="">Read more about Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt dies aged 74 at</a><img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><div class='mf-viral'><table border='0'><tr><td valign='middle'><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a></td><td valign='middle'><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" /></a></td></tr></table></div><br/><br/><a href=""><img src="" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="" border="0"/><img src="" height="1" width="1"/>