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Brothers Johnson
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Brothers Johnson
Title: Blam
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Release Date: 4/16/1996
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075021317123, 075021317147, 766482130924

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Rock and Funk fans: check this one out.
B. Lynch | USA | 11/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am not a huge R & B or ''soul music'' fan, but this CD is a keeper. It's funk with lots of rock and blues influences in the mix. The energy level is cranked up to about 10, and the production is first rate. Recorded in 1978, and produced by Quincy Jones, I wonder if BLAM! was the real inspiration for the best material on Michael Jackson's "THRILLER" LP, form 1981 (also produced by Quincy Jones). The only thing this one lacked was a high profile star to sell the product. I think that this CD also suffered because it came out at the height of the "disco craze", when 'Studio 54' style music was ruling the airwaves. As black performers who did funk and rock, The Brothers Johnson did't fit the industry's molds, so this album was ignored.The Brothers had hits with Strawberry Letter 23 and other more pop-sounding tunes, but for my money BLAM! is their strongest work.Ranks right up with "3 + 3" (ISLEY BROTHERS), "Maggot Brain" or "Electric Spanking of War babies" or "One Nation Under a Groove" (FUNKADELIC), and the best JAMES BROWN or Motown material."
Tight Funk | usa | 05/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Brothers Johnson Never Let up on this Great Album.The Production&Musicianship are Tight all the way through.The Brothers Johnson Glide thru Many Styles With Ease.Very Essential Music that is Timeless TOO THE FUNK."
RICHARD J. THOMAS | Gwent United Kingdom | 02/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Undoubtedly, their finest hour..........Following the astounding "Right On Time" should have proved a difficult task, but the quality of this recording outshines even "ROT" From the sheer dance/funk of the opening cut thru to the instrumental finale it oozes class and quality - the alternating synth and horn stabs on the title track blow you away..... Awesome!"