Wednesday Open Thread | Old School Music That Make You Wanna Jump

the-brothers-johnsonThe Brothers Johnson were an American funk and R&B band consisting of American musicians and brothers George (“Lightnin’ Licks”) and Louis E. Johnson (“Thunder Thumbs”). They achieved their greatest success from the mid-1970s to early 1980s, with three singles topping the R&B charts (“I’ll Be Good to You“, “Strawberry Letter 23“, and “Stomp!“).

Guitarist/vocalist George and bassist/vocalist Louis formed the band Johnson Three Plus One with older brother Tommy and their cousin Alex Weir while attending school in Los Angeles, California.[1][2] When they became professionals, the band backed such touring R&B acts as Bobby Womack and the Supremes. George and Louis Johnson later joined Billy Preston‘s band and wrote Music in My Life and The Kids and Me for him before leaving his group in 1973. In 1976, The Brothers covered the Beatles‘ song, Hey Jude, for the ephemeral musical documentary All This and World War II.

Quincy Jones hired them to play on his LP Mellow Madness, and recorded four of their songs, including Is It Love That We’re Missing? and Just a Taste of Me.

After touring with various artists including Bobby Womack and Billy Preston, they were hired by Quincy Jones for a tour in Japan and produced their debut album Look Out For #1, released in March 1976 (#9 US) Their Right on Time album was released in May 1977 and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 200. Blam!! came out in August 1978 and reached number 7 on the Billboard 200.

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12 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Old School Music That Make You Wanna Jump

  1. Ametia says:

    ‘black-ish’ creator tackles election fallout
    Jan. 4 episode will sort out conflicted feelings

    Do you feel when someone can express inflammatory views about race, as Trump did, a sensible person can say, “Yeah, that’s not great, but otherwise he’s a great guy?”
    As a logical person, I feel it’s really hard to excuse the gross atrocity of a person and follow that with “But he’s a nice dresser” or “He’s still a sweet man.”
    There were 50 million people that voted for Trump. Fifty-million people are not crazy, or racist or misogynist or xenophobic. Maybe 1 million of them are, maybe 5 million are. The point is, we can’t just call them all crazy.
    We have to find a way to reach out to each other and find common ground or else we’re literally never going to make it and this country is going to get worse.

  2. Liza says:

    I watched this documentary last night on PBS. I highly recommend it. Like they say, it’s what you DON’T know…

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Sen. Cory Booker complete testimony against Senator Sessions (C-SPAN) :

  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Rep. John Lewis complete testimony against Senator Sessions (C-SPAN) :

  5. rikyrah says:

    Coretta Scott King Opposed Jeff Sessions, and Still Would
    by Martin Longman
    January 11, 2017 2:50 PM

    I don’t know if Coretta Scott King still pulls any water in Congress, but she once did. In fact, she may have been influential enough in 1986 to sink the confirmation of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to serve as judge in the southern district of Alabama. She was unable to appear in person to testify against Sessions, so she wrote a long detailed letter to the Judiciary Committee explaining her strident opposition to the idea of giving Sessions a lifetime appointment. The committee chairman, Strom Thurmond, somehow managed not to enter the letter into the congressional record, but that didn’t prevent it from having some influence. In particular, Alabama Senator Howell Heflin surprised the Reagan administration by rescinding his earlier support and voting against Sessions in committee. This effectively sunk Sessions’ confirmation hopes.

    For a long time, no one could locate a copy of King’s statement, but Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post has managed to unearth it and you can now read it for yourself.

    This all happened a mere eighteen years after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, which is considerably less time than has elapsed since. Maybe there’s no longer a consensus that King’s work had immense almost sacred value and that people like Sessions are an affront to his legacy. But I think Coretta’s testimony should stand, and it should count for much more when considering Sessions for the position of Attorney General of the United States.

    I don’t see anything in Sessions’ subsequent record that would have changed her mind about his suitability for a position of such responsibility and I am certain that she would see Sessions as an outright threat to voting rights and the accomplishments of the movement of which she and her husband were such an important part.

  6. eliihass says:


    The lack of self-awareness..

    The man who spent years propagating birther lies…colluding with the Enquirer to this day to slander and spread the most damaging lies against his perceived enemies, is ‘offended’ by fake news..


    Can’t make this ish up…

    Can’t wait to see how the foreign press report this press conference…it’s going to be a real doozy..

    But on a more serious note, previous presidents all adhered to a certain code of silence and of office …they must all worry that this guy will use access to highly sensitive and highly confidential information to lash out or use to undermine folks or pursue personal vendettas…

    He or his cronies might even undermine the Secret Service coverage of former presidents and First Ladies..

  7. eliihass says:

    Forgive me, but this Rex Tillerson guy is not just a slimy, corrupt crook, but he isn’t terribly smart or the least bit impressive…And his vocabulary is just as ‘extensive’ as the buffoon’s…

    But most importantly, this Tillerson guy is the poster child for mediocrity elevated and assuming power courtesy of white privilege…because no way this guy would even make middle management at Exxon or any place else for that matter, if he were not white – and from Texas..

    I despise republicans with every last ounce of my soul…that I’d ever be impressed by Marco Rubio was something I’d never have imagined in this lifetime…But here I am, shocked to bits that Marco Rubio actually asked the most pointed and pertinent questions of greasy Rex…who woulda thunk it…kudos to Marco for doing the right thing, in spite of his party …country First…

    Shame on Bob Gates…always knew he wasn’t worth sh*t, but had no idea just how greedy and craven and far gone the guy is…

    But just like his fellow Hillary-endorsing Bush-alumni, Michael Hayden, how quickly, lips puckered up, they groveled right back to Trump’s fat behind …

    May God save us from these dishonorable, unpatriotic, soulless and most corrupt men, who are willing to through this country to the dogs to retain the ill-gotten wealth skimmed from oil and other dubious sources..

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😐😐😐

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