Louis Johnson

Real Name:
Louis E. Johnson
Louis Johnson (born April 13, 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA – died May 21, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) was an American R&B, soul, funk and jazz bassist and vocalist. In 1975, with his brother George Johnson they formed the group Brothers Johnson. He also worked as a session musician playing on numerous releases of the 1970's and 1980's including Michael Jackson's albums "Off The Wall", "Thriller" and "Dangerous". He was known for his distinctive slapping technique on the bass guitar. Cousin of Alex Weir.
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1A 064-24 0304 1 Louis Johnson - Evolution album art Louis Johnson Evolution (Album) Capitol Records 1A 064-24 0304 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

V 8636 Louis Johnson - Kinky album art Louis Johnson Kinky (Single) Capitol Records V 8636 US 1985 Sell This Version


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July 31, 2018
One of my favorite bassists of all time, even when he passed away three years back in 2015. Farewell, Louis. Hopefully you won't burn in hell.

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