RIP Paul Jackson :(

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  1. Very sad news. He was one of my biggest influences. His edgy tone and syncopated lines were impossible to ignore. I learnt so much from him.
     
  2. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    One of the architects...

    RIP Paul.
     
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  3. iomamo

    iomamo

    Aug 16, 2012
    Wales
    RIP. One of *the* bass greats.
     
  4. I'm gutted. What an absolute legend.
     
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  5. Snaxster

    Snaxster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Paul Jackson? Ineffable, inimitable, incomparable.

    Snaxster? In awe, indebted, inconsolable.
     
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  6. Lo-E

    Lo-E

    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Such an astounding musician. Such a loss....
    Thank you, Mr. Jackson, for your legacy.
     
  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    RIP Paul, another very sad news. :bored:
     
  8. Jjacks651

    Jjacks651

    Feb 7, 2014
    Connecticut
    So Sad, I grew up listening to Stanley Clark, was deeply influenced by those bass lines.

    R.I.P
     
  9. R.I.P. Mr. Jackson. Thank you for so many decades of enjoyment.
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    May Mr. Paul Jackson Rest In Peace. I have listened to him regularly since my mother gave me the money buy Headhunters when I was 14. He was sneaky great. Stanley Clarke would hit you over the head with that speed, but Paul Jackson would play cool riff, and you realize that you can’t quite play it like him. He played Funk the way a great drummer can shift the beat.
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Amen because he sure did!:bassist:
     
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  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Which place was Funkier, the Bay Area or Philadelphia? Just imagine, Larry Graham, Paul Jackson, Rocco Prestia, Doug Rauch, Bobby Vega, Rustee Allen, Tiran Porter, were all from the Bay. Heck Paul Jackson and Rocco Prestia were roommates for a while. They both give up the Funk in Heaven now!
     
  14. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I've posted this before in other Paul Jackson threads but bears repeating.
    His pre Headhunters band with pre RTF Lenny White and pre Journey Neil Schon, early 70's bay area super group with the Escovedo Brothers.
     
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  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I have to check that out!
     
  16. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    I’ve never been to Philly, but I grew up in the East Bay. It’s become an un-funky suburb of Silicon Valley, but at one time it was a really funky place. Most of the guys you mentioned are fairly name-brand, but there’s been a lot of funky cats to come out of the East Bay. Just to name a few:

    Digital Underground (c’mon, who doesn’t love The Humpty Dance)
    Rodger Collins (Foxy Girls from Oakland)
    Eugene Blackwell and the New Breed (I’m So Thankful)
    Little Dion and the Bantams
    Papa’s Culture (Mack Daddy Love, I Like to Swim)
    ¡Tang! (I Love a Freak)
    and of course, The Freaky Executives

    All that being said, I’ve since moved to SoCal, and I’ve hung out with a few cats from Dayton, OH all of whom are impeccably funky. I would venture to say that Dayton is prolly the funkiest city in the USA.
     
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  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Yes, Dayton has a peerless Funk pedigree.
     
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  18. steubig

    steubig

    Jul 17, 2001
    locustland, ca
    +1 on dayton. long legacy.

    oakland drummers: garibaldi, clark, newmark. deep groove and concept.
     
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  19. Barry Vestal

    Barry Vestal

    Nov 24, 2015
    Iowa
    Man Paul was one of my absolute favorites...RIP
     
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  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis


    These are some recent remembrances from Mike Clark about the connection between him and Paul Jackson.
     
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