EXPIRED: 10/15/11 – Thee Ram Jam, 48, was possibly the best funk bassist in the world. But you never heard of him and probably never will.
That’s because his real name was Theron Brison, and his day job was as a drug abuse counsellor in California.
But after work Brison put on a spacey horned mask and played some of the funkiest bass guitar you’d ever hope to hear.
Bootsy Collins was such a fan that he signed Brison, whose stage name was Thee Ram Jam, to his production company, Bootzilla Productions. Collins also hired him as a “professor” at Bootsy Collins’ Funk University, an online music school.
But it wasn’t the music biz that killed him, he was stabbed at work. A co-worker was originally arrested but the released.
Until the killer is found, we at least have Thee Ram Jam.