Blam! (album)

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Blam!
Studio album by Brothers Johnson
Released 1978
Recorded 1978 at Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California
Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California
A & R Recording, New York City, New York
Genre Soul Funk Disco
Length 31:33
Label A&M Records
Producer Quincy Jones
Brothers Johnson chronology
Right On Time
(1977)
Blam!
(1978)
Light Up the Night
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Blam! is the third album by the Los Angeles, California-based duo Brothers Johnson. Released in 1978, the album topped the Billboard R&B albums chart and reached number seven on the pop albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ain't We Funkin' Now" - (Alex Weir, Louis Johnson, Quincy Jones, Tom Bahler, Valerie Johnson) 5:36
  2. "So Won't You Stay" - (David Foster, Harvey Mason) 3:20
  3. "Blam!" - (Alex Weir, David Foster, George Johnson, Louis Johnson, Quincy Jones, Tom Bahler) 4:55
  4. "Rocket Countdown / Blastoff" - (William Reichenbach, Jerry Hey) 0:51
  5. "Ride-O-Rocket" - (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) 4:43
  6. "Mista' Cool" - (Ed Eckstine, Larry Williams, Louis Johnson) 3:27
  7. "It's You Girl" - (George Johnson, Louis Johnson, Quincy Jones) 3:32
  8. "Streetwave" - (Alex Weir, Jerry Hey, Louis Johnson, Wayne Vaughn) 5:09

Personnel[edit]

  • George Johnson - Lead Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Louis Johnson - Bass, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Alex Weir - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals on "It's You Girl"
  • David Foster - Synthesizer, Electric Piano
  • Larry Carlton, Steve Khan - Guitar
  • Harvey Mason, Steve Shaffer - Drums
  • Wayne Vaughn - Electric Piano, Backing Vocals
  • Richard Tee - Electric Piano, Acoustic Piano
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown - Percussion
  • Steve Porcaro - Synthesizer
  • Lawrence Williams - Synthesizer, Saxophone, Flute, Flute (Alto Flute), Clarinet
  • Kim Hutchcroft - Saxophone (Alto, Soprano, Baritone, Tenor), Flute (Alto Flute)
  • Jerry Hey - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trumpet (Piccolo Trumpet), French Horn
  • Gary Grant - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trumpet (Slide Trumpet), Trumpet (Piccolo Trumpet)
  • William Reichenbach - Trombone (Bass Alto Trombone)
  • Michael Brecker - Tenor Saxophone
  • Steve Foreman - Timpani
  • Bobby Floyd, Bobby Rodriquez, Frank Floyd, Gwen Guthrie, Kenny Pickens, Patti Austin, Raymond Simpson, Richard Heath, Tom Bahler, Yollanda McCullough, Vivian Cherry, William Eaton, Zachary Sanders - Backing Vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 7
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1978 "Ride-O-Rocket" 104 45
"Ain't We Funkin' Now" 102 45

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Brothers Johnson: Blam! > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Brothers Johnson US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ "The Brothers Johnson US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-27.