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Jimmy Johnson (bassist)

Jimmy Johnson (born 1956) is an American bass guitarist best known for his work with James Taylor, Allan Holdsworth and Flim & the BB's.[1] Raised in a rich musical environment, his father was a 47-year member of the Minnesota Orchestra's bass section, his mother a piano teacher and accompanist, and his brother Gordon is also a professional bassist.

Jimmy Johnson
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Background information
Born1956 (age 62–63)
GenresJazz, jazz fusion, rock, folk rock
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsFlim & the BB's, Allan Holdsworth, James Taylor

In 1976, Johnson worked with Alembic and GHS to create one of the first 5-string bass guitars with a low B string. Living in the Los Angeles area since 1979, Johnson continues to record and tour with singer-songwriter James Taylor and also appears with various groups at The Baked Potato jazz club in Studio City, California.

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  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Flim & The BB's". Allmusic. Retrieved May 30, 2010.

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