Born on 29.01.1938 in Edisto Island, South Carolina
Died on 02.08.1983 in Los Angeles, California.
Father of James Jamerson Jr. and grandfather of Derrick Jamerson
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
As a legendary top session musician he has played with Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Marlena Shaw, Originals, Creative Source etc.