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Mo Pleasure - Michael Jackson Band Member

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The Louie Jones Show

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The Louie Jones Show family member, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Morris "Mo" Pleasure makes a return visit to show. Mo was a member of Michael Jackson's band that had been rehearsing with Michael for the "This Is It!" comeback tour, just hours before his untimely passing. Mo, along with the other band members, backup singers and dancers were the musicians and singers for the memorial service.

Mo was personally and musically transformed by his time in rehearsal for Jackson's 50 concert residency at London's O2 Arena that was slated to begin July 16.

In addition to his second keyboards duties, Mo was also playing guitar as well as a trumpet solo in the show. The grueling six day a week rehearsal schedule brought forth a tight unit. In the words of Mo, "We were playing those tracks in the pocket. The goal on any major pop gig is to be as faithful as possible to the original tracks that fans fell in love with. And we were there."

Mo, began his professional career playing with another legend, Ray Charles. He also played for Janet Jackson on her "All For You" tour. He is one of only 3 people to have played with both Janet and Michael. He thought so much of the opportunity to play with the King of Pop that he delayed completion on his forthcoming solo release immediately to join the already in progress rehearsals in Los Angeles in early May. Michael had been practicing with the band just 12 hours prior to his transition.