Motown's first girl group, The Marvelettes, took this Smokey Robinson penned song all the way to number two on the Billboard R&B charts in 1967. James Jamerson lays down one of my all-time favorite bass lines while the rest of the Funk Brothers keep it smooth and mellow. These girls weren't messing around.
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Motown bass player and original 'Funk Brother' Bob Babbitt died of brain cancer yesterday at the age of 74. As far as musicians go, he was as influential as it gets. Here's one of the many legendary tracks he played on. R.I.P.