Saturday, January 09, 2010

Sharp Funk To Warm Up A Hard Winter

The Brothers Johnson are Los Angeles natives who cut their teeth in the early 1970s as a back-up band, but soon graduated to becoming session players for the one and only Quincy Jones. Jones decided to give them a shot as their own group, and they entered the funk scene in 1976. As producer, Jones gave the Brothers Johnson the immaculate production style he was always known for. As a result, the elegant, classy funk sounds that the Brothers Johnson embodied spawned a sub-genre that American black radio referred to as sophisi-funk. In terms or musicianship and performance, this is indeed sharper in style than even Earth, Wind & Fire. Amazing stuff, and truly representative of late 1970s funk.

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The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time [1977]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 45.4 MB

1. Runnin' For Your Lovin'
2. Free Yourself, Be Yourself
3. "Q"
4. Right On Time
5. Strawberry Letter 23
6. Brother Man
7. Never Leave You Lonely
8. Love Is

The Brothers Johnson - Blam! [1978]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 72.8 MB

1. Ain't We Funkin' Now
2. So Won't You Stay
3. Blam!!
4. Rocket Countdown/Blastoff
5. Ride-O-Rocket
6. Mista' Cool
7. It's You Girl
8. Streetwave

The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night [1980]
Mp3, Stereo, 320 kbps, 86.3 MB

1. Stomp!
2. Light Up The Night
3. You Make Me Wanna Wiggle
4. Treasure
5. This Had To Be
6. All About The Heaven
7. Smilin' On Ya
8. Closer To The One That You Love
9. Celebrations

This is what I'm talking about! Is this a party or what? (2:56 min. / SFW)