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A Funk Brother passed away today...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by dryheatbob, Mar 25, 2009.


  1. Just watched SITSOM again the other day. My prayers to his family.

    http://www.spinner.com/2009/03/25/motown-drummer-uriel-jones-dies-at-74?icid=main|hp-desktop|dl2|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spinner.com%2F2009%2F03%2F25%2Fmotown-drummer-uriel-jones-dies-at-74
     
  2. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Oh man. That's a huge loss. :(
     
  3. ryco

    ryco

    Apr 24, 2005
    97465
    Thanks for all the GREAT beats, sir! Job well done. peace
     
  4. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    +1.

    I've learned a ton watching the video [SITSOM] and working from the book. I'll watch it again this week.
     
  5. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    RIP Uriel Jones.
     
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    The heavenly hosts will groove harder for his passing, but we'll miss him down here.
    RIP.
     
  7. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Very sad. As bass players we probably understand more than anybody how rare a truly great drummer is.
     
  8. That's sad. He was a tight drummer and he seemed like a genuine nice guy. I was listening to the SITSOM album just this morning, and on track 14 they had the introductions for all the Funk Brothers... "Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time to give it up. Give up the love for Detroit's unsung musical heroes. The drum section: Uriel Jones..."

    I think what he did with the Funk Brothers was incredible. He'll be missed.
     
  9. RIP Uriel Jones and thanks for all the great foundation you provided for the Funk Brothers
     
  10. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    RIP, Mr. Jones. :(
     
  11. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    :( Rest in peace.
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    It is sad to see Mr. Jones pass away, but I am happy that he lived long enough to recieve public recognition. I just bought "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," and I strongly recommend that all of you get it. I found a copy of the DVD at Borders for $7.99.:)
     
  13. I'm going to make my g/f sit and watch SITSOM tomorrow night. I bought it when it came out, best DVD purchase I've ever made, and best DVD purchase I ever will make.
     
  14. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Uriel Jones. Man. Sigh. :(
     
  15. ryco

    ryco

    Apr 24, 2005
    97465
    Nobody could kick cut time like that guy!
    It's hard watching the greats passing -- in jazz too. :bawl:
     
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I didn't see this until tonight.:( RIP! Great loss. I need to watch SITSOM in his honor.
     
  17. Ditto that! I watch it often, and enjoy watching it everytime. The Funk Brothers (collectively) are one of my biggest musical heroes.
     
  18. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Aw man, that's a loss. RIP :(

    M
     
  19. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Aw man. One of the coolest things after seeing SITSOM was when one of the drummers was talking about how each of the regular drummers had sort of a signature fill. A couple of days later I heard an old Motown song on the radio and noticed the fill and thought "That one is Uriel."

    RIP Uriel Jones.
     
  20. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    g/f? :eyebrow: d00d, you been holding out on us!

    Just watched it last month. Then made every member of my band watch it.

    Same thing I told my drummer about 'the pickup'. He gets it
    now after seeing Uriel talk about Benny Benjamin's classic
    pickup.

    Rest in peace and thanks for the nice memories. You may be dead but your music will
    live forever.
     

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