The Bahamian guitar chop and funky drummer congeal the track, and Johnson’s vocals, exhibit similar roots as James Brown. Like Brown, Johnson is from Georgia; and every note rings of sanctified soul, and red clay blues. The Caribbean effect of recording with Miami players, engineers, and producers creates a true funk. Topics include love and lust and make Johnson relatable universally. 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 that spark harder than Miami sunshine 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. The HSM 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.