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March 21, 2011

What was Michael Jackson's nickname for his long time engineer Bruce Swedien?


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By the way, Michael calls Teddy Riley "The Finisher".

The nickname is Smelly!
But not because he smells, but because it rhymes with funky!

I recently learned that Quincy Jones nicknamed MJ "Smelly" because MJ never said bad words. When MJ had an expression, he would say "Smelly Jelly" instead. Therefore, Quincy called MJ "Smelly". However, I don't know if Bruce Sweiden called MJ with the same nickname


I think MJ used to call Bruce Swedien "The Swedish Man"-------said in the book written by bruce himself, "in the studio with Michael Jackson"