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R.I.P. James "Big Jim" Wright

Noted keyboards player that worked quite a bit with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis has passed.

Wright was also a co-writer on several hits songs by Janet Jackson. The multi-talented musician has written, produced or played on albums from dozens of pop music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey, Usher, Sounds of Blackness, Celine Dion and many more..

He was found dead in his home in Rockford, Illinois, Wright was 52 years old.

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Reply #1 posted 09/30/18 7:53am

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Holy crap! omg I feel so bad he passed away, but he's from my hometown. Sadly, I didn't hear anything about this on my local news last night, though they did mention the passing of Otis Rush. I knew he worked with Mariah Carey on a couple of albums. This is so sad.

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Reply #2 posted 09/30/18 9:18am

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OH NO! Big Jim was all over the Mpls landscape with Jam & Lewis. His name is all over records whether Jam & Lewis or otherwise. I always saw him as a quiet talent among many stars.

I forget, was he the other guy in the "Control" video, that never really said anything in the car?

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Reply #3 posted 09/30/18 12:41pm

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Man he made some of Mariah's best records with her. Wow truly a great talent!



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Reply #4 posted 10/01/18 6:24am

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Wow! sad He definately gave Mariah her strongest material during her Def Jam years.

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Reply #5 posted 10/03/18 7:05pm

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disbelief

pray
[Edited 10/4/18 1:14am]
So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #6 posted 10/03/18 9:29pm

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RIP pray James with Janet on The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998

[Edited 10/3/18 21:42pm]

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Reply #7 posted 10/04/18 2:04pm

Allanya

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RIP. cry

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Reply #8 posted 10/06/18 9:30am

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Dude was super talented. He will be missed but his work lives on.

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Reply #9 posted 10/09/18 3:06pm

alphastreet

Goddess4Real said:

RIP pray James with Janet on The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998

[Edited 10/3/18 21:42pm]

Love this performance!!! RIP

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Reply #10 posted 10/10/18 3:41am

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James keyboard chords brought out Janet’s sultry vocals even more!

Why are ALL the gifted musical geniuses dropping dead!? He will be so missed
. sad

But the REAL news I get from this is James was really a GHOSTWRITER! That the more established producers used.

[Edited 10/12/18 13:54pm]
So Prince, whom fought 4 his first record deal & got it, fought 4 a movie deal & got it, fought 4 freedom from his WB contract & got it, fought 4 his masters & got them.Gets a curable illness & says 2 himself ok, I'm done. "Life is a Box Of Chocolates"
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Reply #11 posted 10/11/18 6:12am

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This is my favourite Big Jim Wright and Mariah collaboration.
It’s one of my favourite songs.
It may be the prettiest song ever






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Reply #12 posted 10/11/18 3:42pm

alphastreet

I didn't realize he was on bliss and mine again, some of my favourite mariah songs!

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Reply #13 posted 10/12/18 12:55pm

Cinny

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I loved the soul Big Jim brought to Flyte Tyme and the richer songs in Mariah Carey's catalog (even her Christmas shit). It was nice to see him on Mariah's World, too.

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Reply #14 posted 10/13/18 1:29am

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Big Jim at 1:41

Big Jim had been out on the road with LoKey? recently

The band posted it on their FB page a few weeks ago.

RIP Big Jim sad

[Edited 10/13/18 1:31am]

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Reply #15 posted 10/20/18 1:20pm

SoulJones

Rest in peace Big Jim

BIG JIM'S SONATA

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