The Bahamian guitar chop and funky drummer on the track, and Johnson’s vocals, exhibit similar roots and life experience as James Brown. Like Brown, Johnson is from Georgia; and every note rings of sanctified gospel, and unholy blues. The Caribbean effect of recording with Miami players, engineers, and producers creates a soulified funk. Topics such as love and lust make Johnson relatable everywhere. If only there were more of his music on wax, Johnson may have been a household name. But as it stands, music fans should be thankful for the gifts he gave the world, grooves with a soul that shines brighter than a Miami summer day and a rhythm that just won’t quit.
From 1946 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a brick of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl. HSM is the last of over one hundred record labels he personally founded. This record label includes works from every decade in his sixty-five year career right up until today. Licensing available for film, samples, advertising, movies, video games, and more. Family owned and operated.