One of the most popular fusion and light jazz groups to emerge during the 1980s, Flim and the BB's comprised bassist Jimmy Johnson, keyboardist Billy Barber, percussionist Billy Berg and reeds player Dick Oatts. (For the record, "Flim" was an old nickname of Johnson's, while "the BB's" originated from Barber and Berg's shared initials). Debuting in 1982 with the album Tricycle, Flim and the BB's' fusion sound proved ideally suited for the onset of the compact disc boom; they were among the first artists to record utilizing digital technology, and albums like 1985's Big Notes and 1987's Neon quickly found a following not only among contemporary jazz fans but also among tech-heads. After 1988's Further Adventures, the quartet departed indie label DMP for Warner Bros., making their major-label debut a year later with New Pants. 1992's This Is a Recording was their final effort. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi