Sunday, November 16, 2008
The best dancefloor friendly underground boogie tune is T. J. Johnson Band's 'I Can Make It (Good For You)'
I suppose we may as well shut down the blog now right? I'm disabling the 'post a comment' option as there is no point discussing it, its just fact. There are 9 places left open in the top 10 after this track that you can fight over.
T. J. Johnson is a British guitar player of Caribbean descent. He had a couple of domestic club hits in the early eighties, first with 'Pretty Lady' and then with 'Dragonfly', an incredible instrumental piece that lives on the flip of 'I Can Make It' (both of which I'am posting).
He still plays locally on the UK scene and put a new CD out last year, read a rare interview with him here:
Playing these tracks out in the USA is a real pleasure, the quality is so high they sound like they could have been a major label smash, yet the style is slightly removed from the standard American R'n'B top 40 formula of the time, boogie heads on this side of the Atlantic are left scratching their heads as they peer a look at the turntables then run home to eBay.
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