Jimmy “Flim” Johnson

Jimmy Johnson (born 1956) is an American bass guitarist best known for his work with James Taylor, Allan Holdsworth and Flim & the BB’s.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.

In 1976, Jimmy 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, Jimmy Johnson continues to record and tour with singer-songwriter James Taylor as well as guitarist Allan Holdsworth, and is frequently heard with various groups at The Baked Potato jazz club in Studio City, California.


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