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.

Please say thanks and please report any broken links.

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)


lozamundo said...

thank you thank you thank you from a first time commenter, many time browser... simply loving the sharpness of funk! ughhh.

Hassle said...

Thanks for these! I got 2 of 'em on vinyl, but I'm a lazy lazy ripper.

Buns O'Plenty said...

nice thx!!

Sly Hoax said...

Hey dude, I'm having trouble getting past the link protector...

I've get their best of, but I like to dig deeper, if ya know what I mean.

Anyway, thanks for all the shares over the last few years.

Anonymous said...

Your link protector set off fireworks with my virus protection software. Thanks, but as long as I have to go through shaky services like that, I'm not downloading.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that your link wants me to log into megaupload when I'm already logged in? Hmmm...sounds like something is trying to steal my megaupload information.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Great, I was looking for this in 320 quality, since the CD is no longer sold.

robbs said...

Thank You for sharing your music. I have this album, but through the years, it has taken a beaten and the sound is HORRIBLE! Love me some funk! Peace

Fuzzy Crew said...

Thanks for the Brothers Johnson... and Quincy at his best!

Bayan The One said...

unfortunately all links are invalid as megaupload is not any more