Right on Time

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: A&M Super Budget
  • UPC: 075021314726
  • Catalog Number: 213147
  • Sales rank: 27,911

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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 Sr. 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
The 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
Dave Collins Remastering
Greg Adams Horn Arrangements
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