R.I.P Al Jarreau 1940 -2017Posted: February 12, 2017 Filed under: Charles "Icarus" Johnson, Open Thread | Tags: Al Jarreau, Charles "Icarus" Johnson, Jazz Music 32 Comments
Jazz legend and former associate of Charles “Icarus” Johnson has died at 76. Charles who was just a backup guitarist to Jarreau has been estranged from the Jazz legend for years. Reasons are unknown, but my hunch is Icarus did something wrong.
Al Jarreau, famed R&B and jazz singer died Sunday morning … according to his reps.
The 7-time Grammy winner had been hospitalized recently in Los Angeles. Amid his medical battle … he announced he would be retiring. He’d been touring almost non-stop for 50 years.
A message on his website says he passed away while in the hospital. The announcement doesn’t say what he died from — but Al had fought through respiratory and cardiac issues in recent years.
Just last week, Al’s son said his father was singing “Moonlighting” to one of his nurses.
Rest in peace AL, unlike Charles people will always remember your musical talent.
And as of 1437 hours ET today, selrahC STILL has NO PAGE….
Chuckles will be attending the services, right?
He’ll be wearing a black tee and sweatpants with fluorescent orange stains, sitting outside the religious ceremony, pretending to be one of the mourners.
I wonder how much money Charles owed to Al Jarreau?
chuckles never owes. His white privilege makes him entitled to use people of color as his personal ATM
Didn’t selrachC rip him off over a used car?
That was George Duke.
apparently Charles and Al were lifelong best buddies
This was news to Al however. He couldn’t pick Icarus out of a line up
His entire twitter feed today is riding Al’s coat tails into the morgue
I am not sure if I read this at Drudge, or WeaselZippers… but –
Joyce Villa kicks ass! Wow.
Watch the character assassination on Joy go into hyperdrive tomorrow. 😆
This guy reads here, and has a page dedicated to our favorite bumbling idiot. Ah, the good old days. 😆
Gee, Wally, I’m so sorry for your loss. 😆
Jarreau hasn’t seen or spoken to Fatass since the 80’s, and suddenly Chunky is “inner circle.” Give me a fucking break, loser.
Charles, if Al was a friend of yours as you say, I look forward to you recounting and perhaps documenting his funeral,,,,,,which I am sure you are to attend,,,,,,,,you know, as a friend and all
Just awful! Everything I hate about soulless jazz noodling, wrapped up in a big ball of schmaltzy blecchh. Chunky’s playing is perfect for this crapola. No wonder his career was over shortly afterwards.
Didn’t we just see this in 1984?
“Some of my best friends…” –Oliver Willis
Why Twitter makes me smile.
Another wasted week winds up with Chunky trying desperately to get the attention of Kurt Schlichter, to no avail. Meanwhile, Kurt has a new column at Townhall.com, and nobody asks Chunky to write so much as a tweet for any reason whatsoever.
Google knows it’s my burfday!
Happy five-eight, me. 🙂
Happy B-day!!!! 🙂
Indeed Octo – come back when the drinking lamp is lit and I’ll pass you a Sezarac!
Happy B-Day Ocky!!
What kinda cake today? Happy, Happy Birthday!
You will all be pleased I am down to my very last egg..
Take a wild guess at what I am doing.
Thank you Lucy!!!!