Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GONE! A bass player supreme - Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson

Speaking of music, a music great passed last week - Louis Johnson (no relation; he is on the right in the album cover below) of The Brothers Johnson. Along with his brother, George, they had chart-topping hits ("Stomp," "Strawberry Letter 23") that I danced my ass off to at many a basement house party in my day. He was a master bass player (I adore the bass) and played with all the legends (Michael Jackson, Michael McDonald, Quincy Jones to name a few). I still play their music and it STILL sounds good. "Thunder Thumbs," as he was called, was only 60 years old. Rest in peace, Louis.

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