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Brothers Johnson

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The Brothers Johnson: Look Out For Number One (A&M)

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 26 June 1976

TWENTY-YEAR-OLD session bassist Louis "Thunder Thumbs" Johnson and his elder bro, guitarist George "Lightning Licks", leap from the striking cover of this album like two ...

Brothers Johnson: Good To Ya, Good For Ya

Profile and Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, December 1976

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 ...

Blow for Love and Money part 2: Since The Explosion

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, April 1977

In part two of his analysis of crossover jazz, Davitt Sigerson looks at developments during the last three years. ...

Brothers Johnson: Those Prolific Brothers Johnson

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 30 August 1977

With their 'Strawberry Letter 23' smash, George and Louis have consolidated their sensational breakthrough of last year. David Nathan caught up with them in New ...

The Brothers Johnson: Johnsons Baby Power

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 8 October 1977

"WE ALWAYS have enough material lying around to complete another seven albums," asserted George Johnson, the senior member of the funky, guitar-toting twosome. ...

Brothers Johnson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 15 October 1977

AS BONES OF contention go, there is currently none more fat and juicy than the one being wrestled between the main pack of legit music ...

The Brothers Johnson

Interview by Steven Rosen, Guitar Player, November 1979

'PLATINUM' IS THE perfect word to precede 'record' when you’re a musician today. And with a three-for-three tally, the Brothers Johnson are decorating their walls ...

Brothers Johnson: Dominion, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 26 September 1980

"JAZZ IS the teacher", runs an aphorism recently coined by the avant-garde guitarist James Ulmer, "and funk is the preacher". What he meant was that ...

Brothers Johnson: Brothers Rock

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 15 January 1983

SO WHAT did happen to the Brothers Johnson? Just a couple of years ago, they took 'Stomp' to the highest reaches of the charts and ...

Brothers Johnson: The Brothers

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 11 August 1984

FEMINISTS, GET ready to fill the fountain pen with a good supply of vitriol. George Johnson, one half of the back-in-business Brothers Johnson, says: "Wives ...

Louis Johnson, 1955-2015

Obituary by Joel McIver, The Guardian, 24 May 2015

Powerful bassist on Michael Jackson's albums Thriller and Off the Wall, he found fame in the 1970s with his funk band the Brothers Johnson. ...


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