Another legend has left us. One of the funkiest bass players to ever do it, Louis Johnson. A founding member of funk band the Brothers Johnson, the group started out backing Quincy Jones before releasing the Jones-produced classic LP Look Out For No #1. They would go on to unleash jams like "I'll Be Good to You" (1976), an unbelievable cover of Shuggie Otis' "Strawberry Letter 23" (1977) and the dance floor monster "Stomp" (1980). Beyond his groups success, Louis was one of the most in demand Bass players in the industry. You can find his name in the liner notes of albums from the likes Michael Jackson, George Duke, Sister Sledge, Donna Summer, Rene & Angela & Peabo Bryson. Johnson is also credited with creating the bass line from Michael McDonald's hit version of Leiber & Stoller's "I Keep Forgettin'," a melody that was later sampled by Warren G and Nate Dogg for "Regulate." A true original of the funk, RIP Louis Johnson.
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