The Bahamian guitar chop and funky drummer on the track perfectly complement Johnson’s vocals, which don’t so much copy James Brown as exhibit similar roots and life experience. Like Brown, Johnson is from Georgia; and every breath is redolent of both sanctified gospel, and unholy blues. The Caribbean effect of recording with Miami players, engineers, and producers stirs up a combination which creates a soulified funk that will float the music through the centuries, while speaking on topics such as love and lust insure that people the world over will always understand where Johnson is coming from. 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.