condolences for passing of Michael

To all friends, family and fans of Michael Johnson, I offer my sincerest condolences.

I became a fan of MJ with the release of the Michael Johnson album. From there on, through Dialogue, You Can Call Me Blue, L G-that fantastic prolific period from 1978-1983-that four or five album stretch, I only became more devoted to his music, his enormous talent and incredible gift. there was a feeling that there was a giant soul in this man. Michael's albums were play-through start to finish and I can honestly say, though I have been an avid music lover and a musician with a broad range of taste from jazz to classical, there weren't many artists I would listen to that way. James Taylor, Michael Franks, perhaps. Not many and certainly not all their albums. it has been observed by many, I am sure, that Michael never got the recognition his talent deserved, but there are so many of us who know and in the grand scheme of things maybe that's the way it was supposed to be. I am also sure that others have said that "bluer than blue, sadder than sad" doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about his passing.

I have to listen to Dialogue, I'll Always Love You, The Love She Found, Empty Hearts and cry and let this grief happen. R.I.P Michael and thank you so much for all of it