Louis “Thunder Thumbs” Johnson has died

Louis “Thunder Thumbs” Johnson has died. The exact cause of his death has not been revealed. Louis Johnson was a member of The Brothers Johnson with his brother George. Louis Johnson was one of the greatest bass players – ever. He could play any style and played with all of the greats. He was known for thumping the bass with his thumb. It caused a particular percussion sound that was unmistakable. In my opinion, “Streetwave” was probably the best tune that the Brothers Johnson produced. Enjoy!!

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What are your favorite 10 Stevie Wonder Tunes? (Updated)

Since Stevie Wonder had his 65th birthday this week, I think it would be a GREAT exercise to post his 10 best tunes. Now, these are not necessarily his 10 most popular, but your favorite. Let me start this exercise by saying I love Stevie Wonder. He is one of my favorite artists of all time. I have seen him in concert twice. He was fabulous. I can also say that on some ballads I think he can whine. He can be overly rightous at times in some of his protest songs. With that being said, I think he is one of the greatest artists of all time.

I’ll start with one of my all-time favorite Stevie tunes – “Higher Ground.” There are certain tunes that leap off the vinyl, the CD or MP3. This is one of those tunes.

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