Bass Transcription by Andreas Farmakalidis: Motown Bass Lines in Today’s Music – Love by Joss Stone

Meet Andreas Farmakalidis –

L-O-V-E” is a Jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer/pianist Nat King Cole’s 1965 album L-O-V-E.

I recently discovered that Joss Stone covered this well-known tune in 2007 for the sound track of the short film Coco Mademoiselle, which was made as an advertising campaign for Chanel “coco mademoisel” fragrance.

Joss Stone and Raphael Saadig, gave a new, more pop, sound to this classic tune. Saadigs bass line acts as the centerpiece of the song. This strong, “Motown like” bass line drives the tune and support Joss Stones vocals perfectly.


Andreas Farmakalidis

About Andreas Farmakalidis

Andreas Farmakalidis is a freelance acoustic & electric bass player based in CA. A graduate from the esteemed Berklee College of Music (BMus) as well as from Brandeis University (MA), he has gained wide ranging international experience as a performer as well as educator focusing on music analysis. He is currently using and endorsing Gallien Krueger amps.


  1. Andreas FarmakalidisAndreas Farmakalidis says

    Thank you Igor,

    I appreciate your kind words. It means a lot coming from a great bass player like yourself.



  2. Jen says


    Thanks for the great article&transcription. I really like your transcription choices.
    They are not usual.

    What is going to be next months article/transcription about?

  3. Andreas FarmakalidisAndreas Farmakalidis says

    Hi Jen,

    Thank you again for your nice comment.
    I am glad you like my choices. I just post music, comments and transcription that i studied/studying , which helped me throughout my career so far.
    Next month i have some Damian Erskine transcriptions. I hope you enjoy those as well.


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