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BROTHERS JOHNSON
Soul-funk-jazz-disco band

Formed in 1975 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Led by brothers George Johnson and Louis Johnson.
Initially their line-up included their cousin Alex Weir
Started as backing musicians of Bobby Womack, Billy Preston etc.
Quincy Jones brought them to prominenece using them in his album "Mellow Madness".
They have recorded eight albums between 1976 - 1988.
Famous for their disco smash "Stomp" and their cover of Shuggie Otis' classic "Strawberry Letter 23".
 
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George Johnson 2012 SoulMusic.com Interview
As the Brothers Johnson, Los Angeles natives George ‘Lightnin’ Licks’ Johnson (guitarist/vocalist) and Louis ‘Thunder Thumbs’ Johnson (bassist/vocalist) were among the most renowned funk ’n’ soul teams of the mid-‘70s and early ‘80s, thanks to a series of best-selling albums and hit singles (such as “I’ll Be Good To You”, “Strawberry Letter 23” and “Stomp!”), cut for A&M Records between 1976-1984. Initially working with the legendary Quincy Jones, the talented siblings had been part of Billy ...
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THE BROTHERS JOHNSON: Blam!! Expanded Edition (SMCR-5068)
Track list: 1. Ain’t We Funkin’ Now 2. So Wont You Stay 3. Blam! 4. Rocket Countdown/Blastoff 5. Ride-O-Rocket 6. Mista’ Cool 7....
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Brothers Johnson December 1976 Interview
ONE OF the success stories of 1976 in terms of 'newcomers' on the scene is concerned must involve George & Louis Johnson. Although they'd worked for s...
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Brothers Johnson 1977 Interview
In person interview, New York, July 1977 "With their 'Strawberry Letter 23' smash, George and Louis have consolidated their sensational breakthro...
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