How many here are fans of Michael Henderson's solo albums? Back in the late seventies and early eighties, I believe that he was the most sophisticated combination of musician/front man in r&b. His solo albums starting with "Solid" in 1976, "Going Places," (1977), "In the Nighttime," (1978) were absolutely awesome. They had reat singing and arrangements, plus to top it off, Henderson had an amazement knack for creating fantastic and complicated basslines that did not get in the way of other instruments or his vocals. I guess quitting school and going to work for Motown at fourteen where I'm sure he rubbed shoulders with Jamie Jamerson couldn't help but make him a great bassist. Henderson's 1980 album, "Wide Reciever" was great also, but it was realy dominated by the title cut, a Parliament style synth bass jam. Although Michael Henderson had a decent slap technique, what really set him apart was his use of fretless in r&b starting with two cuts on the "Going Places" album. If anybody wants to learn how to use a fretless in a a subtle way, check out Henderson, especially on "In the Nighttime." To me the great downside of Michael Henderson's solo career was that although he great success with top ten r&b hits and a gold album, with "In the Nighttime," he never became the superstar that his talent suggested. I really think he was utlimately to much of an artiste, to go totally commericial. Finally, I have to say that Michael Henderson, along with the Anthony Jackson, have done more to refine and update the classic Jamie Jamerson approach to the instrument.