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- Strawberry Letter 23: The Best of the Brothers Johnson
The Brothers Johnson: George Johnson (vocals, guitar); Louis Johnson (vocals, bass).
Additional personnel: Richard Heath (vocals); Quincy Jones, Toto, Paul Riser (arranger); Dave Grusin (keyboards); Steve Ferrone (drums); Billy Cobham (timbales).
Producers include: Quincy Jones, The Brothers Johnson, Louis Johnson, Leon Sylvers III, Keg Johnson.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Recorded between 1975 & 1984. Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
Photographers: James Fee; Norman Seeff; Glenn Wexler; Mark Hanauer; Paddy Reynolds.
Arrangers: George Johnson ; Keg Johnson; Leon F. Sylvers III; Louis Johnson; Quincy Jones; Rod Temperton; The Brothers Johnson.
Released in 2003, A&M's Strawberry Letter 23: The Best of the Brothers Johnson more or less renders 1996's Greatest Hits obsolete. Containing virtually the same material, plus a selection that includes five more songs -- not to mention 24-bit remastered sound -- it thusly tops all the other anthologies that have come out of the U.K. and the U.S. throughout the '80s and '90s. This has all the essentials any casual fan could possibly want, including "I'll Be Good to You," "Stomp," "The Real Thing," "Welcome to the Club," "You Keep Me Coming Back," "Get the Funk Out Ma Face," and "Light Up the Night." ~ Andy Kellman
- Country of Origin
- A&M (USA)
- Universal Distribution
- The Brothers Johnson
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Is It Love That We're Missing?
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I'll Be Good to You
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Thunder Thumbs and Lightnin' Licks
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Get the Funk Out Ma Face
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Free and Single
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Tomorrow
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Strawberry Letter 23
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Runnin' for Your Lovin'
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] "Q"
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Ain't We Funkin' Now
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Ride-O-Rocket
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Mista' Cool
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Stomp!
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Light up the Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Treasure
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] In the Way
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Real Thing, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Welcome to the Club
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Funk It (Funkadelala)
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] You Keep Me Coming Back
- Studio / Live
- Mojo (Publisher) (10/03, p.132) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[A] stonking 20-track overview of the funky siblings' tenure at A&M in the late '70s..."
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