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The Brothers Johnson Greatest

By Maximillian Muhammad

Funky, innovative textures, lots of fast rhythm, and yet plenty of smooth relaxing vibes enter the world of George & Louis and better known as The Brothers Johnson. and to take the funk to pure sophistication enter the baddddddddddestttttttttttttt!!!!!!!! Producer ever Quincy Jones. touring with Quincy in 1975 led to the beginning of History and I'm not talking of Michael Jackson first I'm talking of Quincy and The Brothers Johnson. George with his cool vocals and straight Guitar picking and were it not for Larry Graham, Bootsy Collins, Stanley Clarke, then Louis Johnson would be the baddest Bass player all-time. but he is in the Funk Hall of Fame with few others after him. he could Thumbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Check out "Stomp", "Get The Funk Out Ma Face", "Ain't We Funkin' Now", "Ride -O- Rocket", diverse with "Strawberry Letter #23", "Q", "Tokyo", "Land Of Ladies", Pop grooves with "I'll Be Good To You", "Light Up The Night", "You Keep Me coming back", "The Real Thing", "Runnin' For You Lovin'. if Simon and Garfunkel were Black and Funky they would be the Brothers Johnson. there's nothing with sound they couldn't do. and Quincy smoothed it out. swinging it out with his trademark horn arrangements and African Voicings. needless to say it's left a mark on Q cuz his "Grammy award winning Album "Back On The Block" and his "Jook Joint" set feature heavily collaborations with the Brothers Johnson past recordings. this is classic funk with an everlasting Quality. writing and production with such force and yet with so much feeling. the way music outta be played.

 

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