One of the three legendary tamla motown drummers is dead. Uriel Jones dies at the age of 74 in a hospital in Michigan. He was the last living member of the studio session band ‚the funk brothers‘. He was well known for the recordings of the songs ‚I heard it through the grapevine‘ and ‚ain´t no mountain high enough‘ (Marvin Gaye) and played many other famous motown hits in the 60ties and 70ties. If you are interested in having additional infos about the funk brothers, buy this film-dvd, it´s a really great document bout the works of his nice musician team.
Uriel was born in june 1934 and now dies after suffering complications from a heart attack. Uriel, R.I.P. – we will miss you…on the foto you can see him jamming with the great James Jamerson in 1964 in the club ‚Blues Unlimited‘ in Detroit.
I recorded this song 1982 with some friends: the composer, guitarplayer & singer was Mike Kostadinoff, guitars by Bert Kunstheim, bass by Torsten Tietz, keyb. by Robin, I can´t remember his last name. Have fun. The studio was Preussen Ton Studios in Berlin-Wedding, Koloniestr., the former, first preussen ton from David Heilmann and Uwe Hoffmann. The first recordings of the famous band ‚Die Ärzte“ had been recorded in this studio.
We have to realize, that not any showroom is big enough to fulfil drummer´s dreams of imagine playin in a big arena. There are some rare percussion equipments, which are able to be a nice substitute for big drumsets. One of those pieces is from the german company Schlagwerk: the BC Booster Set. Let´s have a short look to this little piece of heaven …