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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.




  1. Igor Saavedra

    Igor Saavedra

    March 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Great stuff Andreas.., very clear and very educational…!!

  2. Andreas Farmakalidis

    Andreas Farmakalidis

    March 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you Igor,

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



  3. Jen

    March 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm


    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?

  4. Andreas Farmakalidis

    Andreas Farmakalidis

    March 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    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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