The Brothers Johnson is an American group whose particularity is, as the name of the group indicates, to be at the base a duo composed of the brothers George and Louis Aka.
Originally, they formed a group called "Johnson Three Plus One" with their brother Tommy and one of their cousins. Then pass into Billy Preston's group before leaving it in 1973.
It was in 1976 that things took an interesting turn for them when Quincy Jones took them under his wing and produced their debut album "Look out for # 1". Album which is spectacularly successful, in particular thanks to the enormous "I'll be good to you".
A year later in 1977, the album "Right on time" was released, a further success thanks to the flagship single "Strawberry letter 23". Followed in 1978 by the album "Blam !!!" which will also be certified Platinum Disc, like the first two elsewhere.
But the real planetary consecration came in 1980 with the release of the album "Light up the night", album which made a real hit and which contains the now cult "Stomp!"», a major hit that sets every Dancefloor on fire.
The album "Winner" to be released a year later in 1981 could not match the colossal success of the previous one and will have to be content with less success.
The duo will separate in 1982 to begin solo careers.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
I’ll be good to you 1976
Strawberry letter 23 1977
Ain't we funkin' now 1978
Light up the night 1980
The real thing 1981
Welcome to the club 1982
I'm giving you all of my love 1983
You keep me coming back 1984
Kick it to the curb 1988
1976 ... the So 70's debut. Everything is there : the look, the style, the decorations. So Kitsch !
1977 ... the world's first mega-hit. An ultra-rapid ramp-up that produces immediate results
1978 ... the years go by but are not necessarily alike. The group cannot capitalize on the enormous success of the previous year. On this title, there is a hit but a minor hit...and this despite a more than obvious Dance quality !
1978 ... in the same vein. It's swinging, it's Dance but that's not enough to send the group back to the top of the Charts
1980 ... a change of decade so well negotiated that it will bring them their biggest hit to date. A AMAZING hit Dance which will surely remain as one of the most emblematic of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !
1980 ... a nice sequel but impossible to compete with the previous gem as the bar is high
1980 ... an exceptional year which ended in apotheosis with a magnificent Ultimate Slow. Musical style mandatory in any good self-respecting discography ...
1981 ... back to Dance on a 100 % Funky Music track that spins at 200 km/h. We go from one extreme to another ...
1982 ... once again a title of certain quality. But the group's success is now limited exclusively to the USA ... What a pity !
1983 ... new Ultimate Slow to save the furniture. But unfortunately that will not be enough to raise the bar ...
1984 ... a small burst of pride that allows them to record a last global hit. Like what, you should never despair !
1988 ... well, this time, no miracle, it is indeed the end. But we end strong with this title once again 100 % Dance and which works perfectly !
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