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The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night (1980) [1996, Remastered Reissue]

The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night (1980) [1996, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 38:24 | 366,81 Mb
Label: A&M Records (USA) | Cat.# 75021 3716 2 | Released: 1996-05-03 (1980-04-04)

"Light Up the Night" is the 4th album by the Los Angeles, California-based duo Brothers Johnson, released in 1980. The album topped the U.S. R&B albums chart and reached #5 on the pop albums chart. The single "Stomp!" became a dance hit, reaching #1 on both the R&B singles and disco charts and top ten on the pop singles chart. "Light Up the Night" was the final Brothers Johnson album to be produced by Quincy Jones. When Jones left A&M Records, he was contractually barred from having contact with the brothers.

The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23: Live (2005)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at April 20, 2020
The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23: Live (2005)

The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23: Live (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 379 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Goldenlane Records | Catalog Number: CLP-1435-2

Goldenlane's CD release of Strawberry Letter 23: Live documents a special live performance by the Brothers Johnson. The Brothers performed live at radio station KBLX's Stone Soul Picnic in Oakland, CA, on Memorial Day 2003, and that's the performance documented here, While the Brothers are long past their prime here, it's nice to have this special performance documented, especially for longtime fans hungry for additional material. This particular performance is most noteworthy for its covers: a pair of Sly & the Family Stone classics ("Family Affair," "If You Want Me to Stay") and Cameo's "Word Up." Overall, this is a nice addition to the Brothers Johnson catalog, even if it's far from essential.

The Brothers Johnson - Kickin' (1988) {A&M}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 24, 2018
The Brothers Johnson - Kickin' (1988) {A&M}

The Brothers Johnson - Kickin' (1988) {A&M}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 318MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Guitarist/vocalist George Johnson and bassist/vocalist Louis Johnson formed the band Johnson Three Plus One with older brother Tommy and their cousin Alex Weir while attending school in Los Angeles. When they became professionals, the band backed such touring R&B acts as Bobby Womack and the Supremes. George and Louis Johnson later joined Billy Preston's band, and wrote "Music in My Life" and "The Kids and Me" for him before leaving his group in 1973.

The Brothers Johnson - Blam!! (1978) Japanese Reissue 2018  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2020
The Brothers Johnson - Blam!! (1978) Japanese Reissue 2018

The Brothers Johnson - Blam!! (1978) Japanese Reissue 2018
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: A&M | # UICY-78760 | Time: 00:31:44

In the late '70s and early '80s, funk could be divided into two main categories: hardcore funk (which included Rick James, Graham Central Station, Cameo, the Gap Band, the Bar-Kays, and George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic empire) and the lighter, softer sophisticated funk ("sophisti-funk" for short) of Rufus & Chaka Khan, the Average White Band, the Whispers, Heatwave, Chic, Dynasty, and Teena Marie. Before the arrival of J.T. Taylor in 1979, Kool & the Gang were the epitome of hardcore funk – and once he arrived, they epitomized sophisti-funk (which was also called "uptown funk"). Another group that epitomized sophisti-funk was the Brothers Johnson, whose third album, Blam!!, demonstrates that funk can be sleek and gritty at the same time. This 1978 classic is full of definitive examples of sophisti-funk; if you're a lover of that style, tracks like "Ain't We Funkin' Now" (a major hit), "Mista' Cool," "Ride-O-Rocket," and the title song are required listening. Equally strong are the mellow ballad "It's You, Girl" and the pop-jazz instrumental "Streetwave," both of which were well-received by quiet storm enthusiasts. The person the Brothers Johnson can thank for this album being so consistent is producer Quincy Jones, who really knew how to bring out the best in the group.
The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night (1980) Japanese Reissue 2018

The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night (1980) Japanese Reissue 2018
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: A&M | # UICY-78761 | Time: 00:38:48

Light Up the Night marked the end of an era for the Brothers Johnson – it was the last of four albums that Quincy Jones produced for the Los Angeles siblings, and it was the last time a Brothers Johnson album was truly excellent instead of merely decent. When Jones was producing the Brothers Johnson's albums from 1976-1980, he gave them something their subsequent albums lacked – consistency. Even though George and Lewis Johnson recorded some decent material after Light Up the Night, none of their post-Jones albums had the type of consistency that Jones gives this 1980 release. The album gets off to an impressive start with the major hit "Stomp!" (a definitive example of the smooth, sleek brand of funk that was termed sophisticated funk in the late '70s and early '80s), and the tracks that follow are equally memorable. From the sleek sophisti-funk of "You Make Me Wanna Wiggle," "This Had to Be" (which was co-written by Michael Jackson and employs him as a background vocalist), and the title song to the tender R&B/pop ballads "Treasure" and "All About the Heaven," Light Up the Night is without a dull moment.

The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time (1977) {A&M Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 27, 2018
The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time (1977) {A&M Records}

The Brothers Johnson - Right On Time (1977) {A&M Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 183MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 85MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk

8 tracks, 32 minutes and no filler in sight. This funk/soul/ gem was released at the height of the disco era but doesn't sound dated, trite or embarrassing as so many LP's from that period do. Quincy Jones' pristine production along with top-notch studio players ensure consistent quality and some of the deepest, funkiest grooves on record.

The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night (1980) {1996 A&M}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 14, 2018
The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night (1980) {1996 A&M}

The Brothers Johnson - Light Up The Night (1980) {1996 A&M}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 84 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk

Light Up The Night is the 1980 album by The Brothers Johnson, which featured the hit song "Stomp!", "Treasure" and the title track. A&M released this on compact disc in 1996.

The Brothers Johnson - Out Of Control 1984 (Remastered 2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 25, 2017
The Brothers Johnson - Out Of Control 1984 (Remastered 2017)

The Brothers Johnson - Out Of Control 1984 (Remastered 2017)
RnB, Funk, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:10 | 99 MB
Label: Funky Town Grooves

Digitally remastered edition of this 1984 album from the funk maestros. Out of Control was recorded two years after the duo's initial split. The album was produced by Leon Sylvers. If you are a funk lover, you will no doubt remember George and Louis as the two brothers who got you out on the dance floor with a string of hits for A&M. Together, The Brothers Johnson sold upwards of 10 million records in six years including mega sales on albums like Look Out For No. 1 and Right On Time. Starting out as protégés of mega-producer Quincy Jones, the duo frequently toured the States to sell-out auditoriums and it seemed they could do no wrong for the significant fan-following they had created on both sides of the Atlantic.

Louis Johnson - Evolution (1985) {Funky Town Grooves}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 30, 2018
Louis Johnson - Evolution (1985) {Funky Town Grooves}

Louis Johnson - Evolution (1985) {Funky Town Grooves}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 200dpi | 384MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Louis Johnson (April 13, 1955 – May 21, 2015) was an American bass guitarist. Johnson was best known for his group The Brothers Johnson and his session playing on several hit albums of the 1970s and 1980s including the "best selling album of all time" Thriller. His signature sound came from the Music Man StingRay bass guitar, which Leo Fender made for him, and from his slapping technique. He is ranked number 38 on Bass Player magazine's list of "The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time".

Richard Leo Johnson - Language (2000)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 12, 2021
Richard Leo Johnson - Language (2000)

Richard Leo Johnson - Language (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 24329 2 9)

Johnson's sophomore outing is quite a departure from the solo guitar format of Fingertip Ship, his debut. Determined to showcase his skills as a writer and orchestrator, Johnson assembled an unlikely cast of guest musicians: from electric bassist Reggie Washington of the M-Base Collective to Warren Haynes of the reformed Allman Brothers Band. Paul McCandless's oboe and soprano sax and Andy Reinhardt's accordion also create arresting musical colors. Those who don't care for the old-world quality of the accordion ought to hear what Reinhardt is capable of making the instrument become. Upright bassist Glen Moore, drummer Matt Wilson, and percussionist Cyro Baptista also join Johnson, bringing influences from their diverse musical worlds to the project…