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R.I.P. Lenny Stallworth

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by corinpills, Dec 21, 2017.


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  1. corinpills

    corinpills

    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Lenny. Some of you may know of Lenny as the bass player in Roy Hardgrove's RH Factor or for his years in Maceo Parker's band, but he was also the bass player in the dance band I lead in Boston. We played hundreds of events together over the years- I always stuck to guitar when Lenny was in the house- and over the years, he was able to get even an extremely caucasian farm boy like myself to feel the funk. In a way, I dedicate the space I leave in my guitar playing to Lenny. You gotta leave room if there's a freight train of funky bass running across the stage.
    Lenny taught lessons and led many ensembles at Berklee, but perhaps none more perfectly than the P-Funk ensemble. He molded a lot of young minds and made a lot of people dance.
     
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  2. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Much respect. I gave it a like for the man not the situation.
     
  3. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Just the photo screams Funk, without even hearing him play.

    I am sorry you have lost a friend and mentor.
     
  4. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Bummer. I've never heard of him, but he sounds like a super cool guy. RIP, and sorry for your loss.
     
  5. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Sorry for your loss.

    RIP Lenny.
     
  6. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    another good one is lost.

    RIP, lenny.

    thanks for the notice!
     
  7. hotbass57

    hotbass57

    Nov 27, 2011
    Fairfield,Ohio
    RIP bass bro!
     
  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    R.I.P. Lenny, you made a mark and a difference in this world.
     
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  9. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    HUGE props to anyone who leads a p-funk ensemble. RIP Lenny...
     
  10. corinpills

    corinpills

    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    BTW, here's an old clip of Lenny doing his thing.
     

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