|Genres:||Funk R&B / Soul Soundtrack|
|Tags:||funk soul 80s groove rnb hardcore funk michael henderson|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s|
1951, Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA. Henderson moved to Detroit as a child and showed an early aptitude for music, in particular on bass. Indeed, he was something of a boy wonder, being employed as a bass player for the Fantastic Four, Detroit Emeralds, Jackson Five, Martha Reeves, Billy Preston and numerous Motown Records artists when aged only 13. He was then invited out on the road with the touring bands of both Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. In 1968 Henderson was recruited by Miles Davis and spent seven years touring and recording with his band. A chance meeting with Norman Connors resulted in Henderson finally getting his own material recorded, duetting with Jean Carne on Valentine Love from Connors Saturday Night Special album in 1975, which became a US hit single. He followed this up with the title-track to You Are My Starship, a platinum album and major hit single. On the strength of this success Henderson was signed direct by Buddah...