Right on Time (The Brothers Johnson album)
Right On Time is the second album by the Los Angeles, California-based duo Brothers Johnson. Released in 1977, the album peaked at number two on the R&B albums chart and number thirteen on the pop albums chart in the U.S. It includes the number-one R&B song, Strawberry Letter 23, and winner of a Grammy Award in 1978 for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, "Q".
|Right on Time|
|Studio album by|
|Released||May 10, 1977|
|Recorded||Feb 1, 1977 - Mar 21, 1977 at A&M Studios, Hollywood|
|Brothers Johnson chronology|
In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "C+" grade and panned the duo for how "bland" and lifeless they made their funk: "Pop professionalism reduced to a concept in which all annoyances and other signs of life are eliminated". In a retrospective review, Allmusic's Stephen Cook gave it four-and-a-half out of five stars and credited Quincy Jones for producing a "seamless mix of pop and funk".
- "Runnin' For Your Lovin'" - (George Johnson, Louis Johnson) 5:05
- "Free Yourself, Be Yourself" - (George Johnson, Louis Johnson) 4:14
- "Q" - (George Johnson, Louis Johnson) 3:25
- "Right On Time" - (George Johnson, Louis Johnson, Quincy Jones) 3:50
- "Strawberry Letter 23" - (Shuggie Otis) 4:58
- "Brother Man" - (Dave Grusin, George Johnson, Louis Johnson) 3:10
- "Never Leave You Lonely" - (Louis Johnson, Peggy Jones, Valerie Johnson) 3:02
- "Love Is" - (George Johnson, Louis Johnson, Peggy Jones, Quincy Jones) 4:20
- George Johnson – Lead Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals
- Louis Johnson – Bass, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Lead and Backing Vocals
- Harvey Mason, Sr. – Drums
- Lee Ritenour, David T. Walker – Guitar
- Dave Grusin, Ian Underwood, Michael Boddicker – Keyboards, Synthesizer
- Ralph MacDonald – Percussion
- Mic Gillette – Trombone, Trumpet
- Emilio Castillo – Tenor Saxophone
- Stephen Kupka – Baritone Saxophone
- Lenny Pickett – Alto Saxophone
- Greg Adams – Trumpet
- Alex Weir, Jim Gilstrap, Richard Heath, Mortonette Jenkins, Stephanie Spruill, Oren Waters, Alexandra Brown – Backing Vocals
|Billboard Pop Albums||13|
|Billboard Top Soul Albums||2|
|Billboard Jazz Albums||4|
|1977||"Strawberry Letter 23"||5||1|
|"Runnin' For Your Lovin'"||107||20|
- Christgau, Robert (September 5, 1977). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
- Cook, Stephen. "Right on Time - The Brothers Johnson". Allmusic. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
- "The Brothers Johnson US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
- "The Brothers Johnson US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27.