Douglas Carroll Grigsby III Passed Away

The Death of Douglas Carrell Grigsby III

Douglas Carrell Grigsby III was popularly and widely known in the music and entertainment business scene as Doug Grigsby. He has been in the R & B mainstream for some 40 years and was based in Philadelphia. Originally, he was a member of a band called The Ladder, where he was the lead bass guitarist. During the 1980s, Doug worked and collaborated with lots of singers, including but not limited to Teena Marie. Douglas Carroll was Teena Marie’s bass player as well as director of music for the longest years. Douglas helped in writing and producing tons of albums and songs belonging to Teena Marie. He started with the album passion play and followed subsequently with all the other albums, including Teena Marie’s posthumous album titled ‘Beautiful.’ Asides from Teena Marie, Grigsby also collaborated with artists like Teddy Pendergrass, Jean Carne, Melissa Morgan, Michael Jackson, etc. Douglas also has his name credited to the album ‘History’ and ‘Blood on the Dance Floor’ as the bass player. Over time, Douglas grew to have medical complications, including a massive stroke on September 13, 2020, which spurred him to visit so many hospitals searching for treatment. He eventually died on the 17th of February, 2021. It started in September with a severe headache which he tried treating with pain medication, scalp massages, and bed rest. This did very little good. It was discovered that his vitals and blood pressure had shot up high. He was diagnosed with a massive haemorrhagic stroke at the hospital, which was being managed before he eventually died on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, after fighting for so long. Douglas Carroll Grigsby had genuine care for his loved ones as well as people. In general, he was mostly known for being an amazing bass player, instrumentalist, and producer. Despite all his accomplishments, he was still humble, generous, and loved by all. Before he died, he granted a brief exclusive interview with Bruce Naajr, where he talks about his book, ‘Book on the Dance Floor’ in which he intimates us about his endgame in the production of the super bowl. He also talks about his work on ‘History’ and ‘Blood on the Dance Floor.’ He had countless stories of him meeting Michael Jackson for the first time and working on someday projects with him. The first-ever song he worked in with the king of pop is ‘Stranger in Moscow,’ which was a single on the album ‘History.’ He is known for production and performance with a lot of other artists. Some of the songs he worked on and collaborated with other singers include the following: ‘Let Me Be the One,’ ‘Let Me Be Closer,’ ‘Just Be Good to Me and More,’ ‘The Ladder.’ He also had performances like, ‘Heaven and Earth That’s Love, “Norwood B-An Evening with Norwood B.’ There were also song remixes such as ‘Peggi Blu’s Tender Moments,’ ‘Rico Suave (house mix),’ ‘12 gauge- Dunkie Butt’, ‘You Don’t Give Up (East Meets West Remix)’
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