Tag: bass

Grammy Winning Bassist Larry Fulcher – The Origins of Funk

This was recorded in July 2009. (I’m trying to decide what to do with over 100 episodes of my old radio show. I uploaded most of them to this blog, years ago, but the podcasting app doesn’t work anymore. So, most of the episodes are not available to listen to. Finding the audio on my computer and uploading all of that content again for a radio show that is more than 10 years old sounds a bit nuts. I need to think about this some more.) I interviewed Mike Finnigan from Crooks and Liars about six months ago.  Mike is a

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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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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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