Unsung bassist Lonnie Turner hooked up with Steve Miller in 1966 and was one of the longest-serving members of the band.
You can hear Lonnie’s command of the blues genre throughout his playing and choice of notes on these songs. Turner was particularly at ease playing the upper registers of the bass with nimbleness and accuracy.
Here are 10 of the familiar hits from the Steve Miller Band, including Fly Like an Eagle, Take The Money And Run, Space Cowboy and Jungle Love. On two of the songs, The Joker and Abracadabra, the bass lines were handled by Gerald Johnson.