Rest In Peace Young Man, only 62, and gone already.
Walter Morrison, musical wizard and author of many amazing pieces of music, has passed.
This only 7 months after losing Bernie Worrell. Then there’s David Bowie. Prince.
Wow what a run of bad news for music lovers worldwide.
I have been one of Junie’s biggest fans since the day I was born. I was literally coming into the world as he was leaving the Ohio Players and his music is in the soundtrack of my life.
All kinds of genius and inspiration came out of this man.
I can’t summarize my feelings at this point so I’ll let others go through their own rediscovery of him for your benefit:
Ohio Players and P-Funk legend Walter ‘Junie’ Morrison dies aged 62. The multi-talented musician was the driving force behind some of the biggest hits of 70s funk – and an inspiration to scores of hip-hop artists
Go buy some Junie Morrison music now. Stream some of his greatest jams. Celebrate one of our finest funk musicians. Look below for our Junie Playlist.
(Not Just) Knee Deep • One Nation Under A Groove • Why • Funky Worm • Super Spirit • Suzie Thundertussy • Bread Alone • Paint Me • Because I Do ••• the list can go on forever, so many amazing tracks from this unheralded legend.
Our Youtube playlist is so stocked full of Junie goodness it’s just amazing!
Praise Walter Junie Morrison, you will be missed.
I’m so sad I was never able to meet you. You are a constant inspiration to me.