The Brothers Johnson

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Best of The Brothers Johnson

While watching The movie Jackie Brown rewritten and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of American novelist Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punch, who just past away a few month ago (RIP). What really got my attention was the music sound track, especially music of The Brothers Johnson. Funky Soul is what it is all about. I love it and hope you do too. It got me in a great space for a surf session! and yes Strawberry Letter #23 is on this trax.

Enjoy it David

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City to City

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Gerry Rafferty has a voice as smooth and creamy as vanilla pudding. On City to City he creates an inspiring, almost angelic set that is a fine meditation sure to sooth a tempestuous mind, and heal a broken body and soul.

Whatever’s written in your heart, that’s all that matters, Night and Day.

 

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Town & Country

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Big fat lamb-chop laced acoustic and electric guitar paint the Rave-Ups 1985 Town+Country. With the rich smell of juniper after an early morning rain, this album is like a good cab, loaded with leathery notes, fruitful lyrics and deep spicy currents. “…show this piggy the way home.”

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The Blues and the Abstract Truth

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In 1961 Oliver Nelson assembled some of the most respected names on the Jazz scene to create his masterpiece, The Blues and the Abstract Truth. This album is vintage early 60s jazz, a timeless piece that is as elegant as Stolen Moments; as upbeat as a Hoedown; and dark and brooding as Teenie’s Blues which showcases Eric Dolphy, along with Nelson, jousting on alto sax. All the players here are at their peak and Nelson’s compositions are spot on. The Blues and the Abstract Truth, like Miles’ Kind of Blue, is classic and timeless.

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