Bob Babbitt

I first became aware of Bob Babbitt by way of a posthumous (and some say sacrilegious) Jimi slab Crash Landing (1975) wherein the ex-wrestler added soulful bass passages to Hendrix leftovers.

Little did I know that I’d been hearing the Motown Funk Brother and former Robert Kreiner my entire life by way of his work with Stevie Wonder, The Capitols (“Cool Jerk”), Gladys Night & the Pips, Marvin Gaye (“Inner City Blues”) Del Shannon, Edwin Starr (“War”), Freda Payne, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Del Shannon, and The Spinners just to cite a very select few.

An author (Awareness Guide for Bass Players and All Fellow Musicians), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, solo recording artist, Bob’s riveting rhythm and blues drenched 90 second bass solo on Dennis Coffey’s and The Detroit Guitar Band classic “Scorpio” is the stuff of legend.