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Thread started 05/22/15 3:36am

Militant

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RIP Louis Johnson

We'll miss you, Thunder Thumbs.



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Reply #1 posted 05/22/15 3:48am

shorttrini

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WHAT??!!! eek When? Has this been confirmed?
"Love is like peeing in your pants, everyone sees it but only you feel its warmth"
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Reply #2 posted 05/22/15 4:01am

Militant

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shorttrini said:

WHAT??!!! eek When? Has this been confirmed?

Yes.... his brother George announced it and Questlove confirmed it's true.... sad sad

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Reply #3 posted 05/22/15 4:12am

JoeBala

RIP Sir. sad

http://www.bennettslane.com/images/imageuploads/b074dd8b37c4e96b1e10c54f59f1e39f.jpg

Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #4 posted 05/22/15 7:19am

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This is horrible, at only 60. Just posted in past week about how we are so in need of the Brothers Johnson to return with a new album. Wonder what was cause of death. Here is confirmation but does not indicate what happened to him.

http://www.urbaninsite.co...ead-at-60/

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #5 posted 05/22/15 7:25am

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Look Out for #1 was one of the best debut albums EVER. Only wish the long version of Get the Funk Out Ma Face was on it.

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #6 posted 05/22/15 10:27am

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Reply #7 posted 05/22/15 12:07pm

Abdul

One of the greatest Bass Players of all time, R.I.P. Louis

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Reply #8 posted 05/22/15 1:35pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

Wow! I was listening to The Brothers Johnson muziq not long ago,Louis was one of the BEST bassist.

R.I.P. Louis Johnson

This my favorite song by them with the late great Michael jackson doing background vocals. The bass is kickin..

"This Had To Be"

eye will ALWAYS think of prince like a "ACT OF GOD"! N another realm. eye mean of all people who might of been aliens or angels.if found out that prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not have been that surprised. R.I.P. prince
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Reply #9 posted 05/22/15 3:00pm

Ego101

A very sad day!

RIP Louis Johnson April 13, 1955 - May 21, 2015 pray

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Reply #10 posted 05/22/15 4:51pm

chriss

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Q speaks about his friend:

Louis "Thunderthumbs" Johnson was one of the greatest bass players to ever pick up the instrument. As a member of the Brothers Johnson we shared decades of magical times working together in the studio and touring the world. From my albums "Body Heat" and "Mellow Madness", to their platinum albums "Look Out for #1," "Right On Time," "Blam," and "Light Up The Night," which I produced, to Michael's solo debut "Off the Wall," I considered Louis a core member of my production team. He was a dear and beloved friend and brother. I will miss "Boot's" presence and joy of life everyday. ‪#‎RIPLouisJohnson‬

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Reply #11 posted 05/22/15 6:13pm

HuMpThAnG

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sad rose

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Reply #12 posted 05/22/15 9:09pm

phunkdaddy

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I am stunned to say the least as well as everyone. Just read this on Soul Tracks.

I was listening to a lot of their songs on my MP3 player today listening to Louis

bass patterns. I always enjoyed listening to the Brothers Johnson music and

definitely inspired to play bass from Louis. Thunder Thumbs will definitely

be missed. RIP Louis Johnson

PS This news is definitely sentimental for me as the Blam album was the

first album I ever bought. I bought the album one summer in Charleston SC

where I spent summers with my grandparents. I have many memories of playing

this album at my grandparents house. My uncle initially turned me on to them

buying their debut album and the Right On Time albums.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #13 posted 05/23/15 5:39am

babynoz

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Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #14 posted 05/23/15 6:41am

SPYZFAN1

Sad news and totally unexpected. Another great one gone in a week. RIP.

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Reply #15 posted 05/23/15 5:53pm

ChickenMcNugge
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Sad news indeed. I love the Brothers Johnson, and Louis' work throughout Quincy's projects. RIP.
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Reply #16 posted 05/23/15 6:31pm

TD3

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shocked... just shocked.

RIP Louis "Thunder Thumbs" Johnson. :pray"

These are the bands / muscians / singers Mr. Johnson played for and/or recorded with...

Andrae Crouch
Angela Bofill
Anita Baker
Aretha Franklin
Billy Preston
Bill Withers
Björk
The Carpenters
The Controllers
The Crusaders
Dave Grusin
David Diggs
Deniece Williams
Donna Summer
Donn Thomas
Earl Klugh
Gábor Szabó
George Benson
Gene Van Buren
George Duke
Grover Washington, Jr.
Hannah Freidenberg
Harvey Mason
Herb Alpert
Herbie Hancock
Hiroshima
Irene Cara
The Jacksons
James Ingram
Jeffrey Osborne
John Mellencamp
Kent Jordan
Kenny Loggins
Lee Ritenour
Leon Haywood
Lesley Gore
Makoto Izumitani
Michael Jackson
Michael McDonald
Natalie Cole
Patti Austin
Paul McCartney
Peabo Bryson
Peggy Lee
Phil Collins
Pointer Sisters
Quincy Jones
Randy Badazz
Rene & Angela
The Ritz
Rufus
Sérgio Mendes
Side Effect
Sister Sledge
Stanley Clarke
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Wonder
Sweet Comfort Band
Temptations
Toshiki Kadomatsu
Vanity 6
of course... The Brothers Johnson

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Reply #17 posted 05/23/15 6:36pm

TD3

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Reply #18 posted 05/23/15 7:44pm

getxxxx

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I wonder if him and his brother make peace before this happened?

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #19 posted 05/23/15 7:47pm

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #20 posted 05/23/15 8:22pm

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TD3 said:

shocked... just shocked.

RIP Louis "Thunder Thumbs" Johnson. :pray"

These are the bands / muscians / singers Mr. Johnson played for and/or recorded with...

Andrae Crouch
Angela Bofill
Anita Baker
Aretha Franklin
Billy Preston
Bill Withers
Björk
The Carpenters
The Controllers
The Crusaders
Dave Grusin
David Diggs
Deniece Williams
Donna Summer
Donn Thomas
Earl Klugh
Gábor Szabó
George Benson
Gene Van Buren
George Duke
Grover Washington, Jr.
Hannah Freidenberg
Harvey Mason
Herb Alpert
Herbie Hancock
Hiroshima
Irene Cara
The Jacksons
James Ingram
Jeffrey Osborne
John Mellencamp
Kent Jordan
Kenny Loggins
Lee Ritenour
Leon Haywood
Lesley Gore
Makoto Izumitani
Michael Jackson
Michael McDonald
Natalie Cole
Patti Austin
Paul McCartney
Peabo Bryson
Peggy Lee
Phil Collins
Pointer Sisters
Quincy Jones
Randy Badazz
Rene & Angela
The Ritz
Rufus
Sérgio Mendes
Side Effect
Sister Sledge
Stanley Clarke
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Wonder
Sweet Comfort Band
Temptations
Toshiki Kadomatsu
Vanity 6
of course... The Brothers Johnson



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Wow....that's an impressive list
Gone but certainly won't be forgotten RIP brother man
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Reply #21 posted 05/23/15 10:42pm

getxxxx

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i wish you would stop using wiki as an legit source, its not... LOUIS never played on VANITY 6 that was all Prince and The Starr Company. He could have played on Vanity's solo stuff

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #22 posted 05/24/15 4:12am

TD3

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i wish you would stop using wiki as an legit source, its not... LOUIS never played on VANITY 6 that was all Prince and The Starr Company. He could have played on Vanity's solo stuff


If you are that irked correct Wiki, you can. wink They (Wiki) may get somethings wrong, but Wiki doesn't get everthing wrong. I looked at Vainty 6 side eye, I but since I know almost nothing about Prince or the bands he created or produce... I let it stand. Even so....

What I do know from my own record collection, the other names -minus Vanity6- are correct.

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Reply #23 posted 05/24/15 2:07pm

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This is incredibly sad! I JUST watched Quincy Jones' Budokan Special from 1981 (VHS), on which Louis played. I also love most of the Brothers Johnson albums, besides the obvious smashes I also love the hidden gems like "Q" or "Tomorrow" (the instrumental).
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Reply #24 posted 05/25/15 2:49pm

Derek1984

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His work on Get On The Floor was just brilliant. RIP.

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Reply #25 posted 05/25/15 3:32pm

HardcoreJollie
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He even played on what I consider the best funk-jazz album of all time, Herbie Hancock's Manchild from 1975.

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #26 posted 05/26/15 5:42pm

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sad Brothers Johnson one of my fav bands.

r.i.p. Mr. Johnson. miss you rose

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Reply #27 posted 05/26/15 8:22pm

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Reply #28 posted 05/26/15 8:29pm

free2bfreeda

thank you Louis Johnson for this beautiful song.^^ i played the grooves off it and quickly bought another.

you will be much missed for all the love you (and your brother George) gave us all through your music.

rose

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Reply #29 posted 05/27/15 10:23am

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HardcoreJollies said:

He even played on what I consider the best funk-jazz album of all time, Herbie Hancock's Manchild from 1975.

Paul Jackson plays also on there, on which track(s) did Louis Johnson play? (It's probably some track with slap bass, but I don't remember even though I'm a Herbie geek...)

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