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Right on Time
     

Right on Time

by The Brothers Johnson
 
Potentially viewed as something of a warm-up for Quincy Jones before producing Michael Jackson's wildly successful Off the Wall and Thriller albums, the Brothers Johnson's first two releases spawned hits like "I'll Be Good to You" and brought George and Louis Johnson to a mass audience of their own.

Overview

Potentially viewed as something of a warm-up for Quincy Jones before producing Michael Jackson's wildly successful Off the Wall and Thriller albums, the Brothers Johnson's first two releases spawned hits like "I'll Be Good to You" and brought George and Louis Johnson to a mass audience of their own. (Louis, in fact, would go on to play bass on those first two sessions by the King of Pop.) As with the Jackson discs, Jones creates a seamless mix of pop and funk on the Brothers sophomore release Right on Time, helping to create the group's second chart-topper "Strawberry Letter 23" as well the equally effervescent, minor R&B hit "Runnin' for Your Lovin'." With Earth, Wind & Fire's airy dancefloor hits in mind, the Brothers also deliver polished funk tracks like "Right on Time" and "Never Leave You Lonely," as well as more pop-friendly material like "Free Yourself, Be Yourself" and "Love Is." And with one of the best jazz arrangers in the business behind the board, the Brothers couldn't forgo some instrumentals here as well, specifically the breezy, funk-in-a-quiet-storm number "'Q'" and the less intriguing, synthesizer jam "Brother Man." An enjoyable and even infectious collection that, in its sophistication, certainly avoids being just some sort of dry run for Jones.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1996
Label:
A&M Super Budget
UPC:
0075021314726
catalogNumber:
213147
Rank:
30001

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Performance Credits

Brothers Johnson   Primary Artist
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
David T. Walker   Rhythm Guitar
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Alexandra Brown   Background Vocals
Emilio Castillo   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Grusin   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Mic Gillette   Trombone,Trumpet
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Richard Heath   Background Vocals
Mortonette Jenkins   Background Vocals
George Johnson   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Louis Johnson   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals
Harvey Mason   Drums
Lenny Pickett   Alto Saxophone
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Alex Weir   Background Vocals
Stephen Kupka   Baritone Saxophone
Greg Adams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Brothers Johnson   Composer,Contributor
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ed Eckstine   Director
Don Hahn   Engineer,Remixing
George Johnson   Composer
Norm Kinney   Engineer
Roland Young   Art Direction
Greg Adams   Horn Arrangements

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