Thread: David Hood Remembers Jimmy Johnson

Rusty - 9/6/2019 at 08:38 PM johnson.html

Great words and memories from legendary bassist, David Hood on the passing of a fellow "Swamper". I love the Skynnyrd story!

I once had a very nice conversation with a stranger who turned out to be Jimmy Johnson. This was about 10 years ago, so he did not look like a rock star or even a guitar player. This comes a week after losing fellow Muscle Shoalsman, Donnie Fritts. God rest 'em both.

pops42 - 9/7/2019 at 03:02 AM

Their music meant a lot to me, my whole life. That groove and that feel stirred my soul, and still does. Those boys could lay it down!. Thank god for the swampers.

pops42 - 9/7/2019 at 04:11 AM

To me, Jimmy Johnsons rhythm playing on (Hey Jude) is just as important as Duane Allmans lead playing on that track.

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Stephen - 9/7/2019 at 05:43 AM

Some of the stuff on the DA anthologies are indeed w/3 guitars (re Skynyrd comment), including the Otis Rush song You Reap What You Sow - a session that was produced by Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites

Good post indeed on Hey Jude, & after listening to Wilsonís take of Born To Be Wild - X2 there as well

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MartinD28 - 9/7/2019 at 11:51 AM

Sorry to hear that. So much great history by the Swampers. Great stuff. Super musicians.

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