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Michael Henderson, Pioneering Singer And Bassist, Dead At 71

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Michael Henderson was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and by the early ’60s, he moved to Detroit and began his career as a session musician. He was one of the pioneering bassists during the fusion era of jazz, funk, and soul, working with everyone from Stevie Wonder to the Chi-Lites. While touring with Stevie Wonder in 1970, Miles Davis saw him performing at the Copacabana in New York. There is speculation that Davis told  Stevie Wonder, “I’m taking your f**king bassist.” Michael went on to work with Miles for about seven years and was featured on albums including Jack Johnson, Live-Evil, and Agharta. His final solo album, Bedtime Stories, was released in 1986. When he passed away, Michael Henderson was in his home in Atlanta, Georgia.

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