Watch the Straight Thrill online guitar lesson by Jasper Mortier from 50 Blues Bass Licks You Must Know
Jerry Jemmott - the bassplayer on the Thrill is gone - is one of the main influences of Jaco Pastorius so you know he's got some chops! He could have easily outperformed about anybody on this planet on this song, but still he choose to play this groove as simple as possible. The guy who they all got it from is James Jamerson of course. Listen for instance to 'I heard it through the Grapevine' by Gladys night and Pips to get an idea of this 'wobling' over the changes.