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Louis Johnson Solo bass track on MJ Girl is mine

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by JFLbass, Oct 21, 2011.


  1. JFLbass

    JFLbass

    Mar 3, 2010
    Montreal
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    This is proof of the value of production. LJ solo tone is very bright, but cleanly played. Production gave the bass much more warmth.
     
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  4. Cool to hear it solo'd. Unfortunately, it is also the ONLY song on the entire Off The Wall album I awlays skip (and I've LOVED that album since I bought it in the 70s) - can't stand that song! :)

    But love me some Louis Johnson.

    J
     
  5. JFLbass

    JFLbass

    Mar 3, 2010
    Montreal
    I second to that! I've found the tone a bit bright also! I've compare the solo track with the album version, and I realised how all this prod what's great, from playing to mixing, to mastering!!!

    But the playing is soo clean and moody! It's all groovy and tasty!! Any way, was fun listening, thank for your input!
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "The Girl Is Mine" is from Thriller...
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Jamie must be thinking about "Girlfriend," a Macca song on Off the Wall.
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ..yeah, I agree.
    ;)

    Cheese-
    On a tangent...kinda (Rod Temperton composed tunes from Off The Wall & Thriller)...

    Did you check out the Heatwave documentary I posted?
    Seemed like it would right up yer alley.
    Here's the link-
     
  9. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    that was interesting to listen to. string buzz, some slight scuffs, a couple of rushed figures - imperfect and human. But it sounds great in the song.

    It's encouraging to me.
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I had not seen it. Thanks for the link, Jim!:)
     
  11. Yup - Jamie was confused :)

    It is Girlfriend that I cannot stomach in ANY way....though the Girl is Mine off Thriller also makes me cringe - guess I'm not a fan of Macca and MJ together (though I dig them both separately)

    J
     
  12. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Agree...Macca & Stevie ain't workin' for me, either.
    ;)
     
  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    It's worth seeing.
    Same for the Docu on Rose Royce.
     



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