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Pino Palladino: Various: Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3

Pino Palladino: Various: Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3

Courtesy William Ellis

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At the time of this recording I was probably 15 or 16—I was just getting into music when I heard "(I'm A) Roadrunner." This track by Junior Walker on Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 just turned me around—I just couldn't get enough of it and must have played it 100 times.

Q: And does that make you think about the bass?

Not really, I didn't even know what it was—I just loved the feel of it. You know, the way that everything's working—drums, bass, guitars, the sax—of course Junior Walker. I couldn't really break down what it was that I loved, but I just loved it.

This photo was taken at Ronnie Scott's, London, 27th September 2011.

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