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  • Al Johnson

    Back For More LP (1980)

    Columbia ‎

Major label debut from this talented soul singer.  Al Johnson had already been around the block at this point having enjoyed success with the vocal soul group Unifics.  His solo debut Peaceful was released on the indie soul label Marina a few years earlier and formed the blueprint for the much better produced Back For More album on Columbia.  There are hints of Marvin Gaye on the laid back groover "Second Wind".  Another treat is the classic title cut "Back for More" which begins with a banging slap bass groove that has been sampled a few times and features a brillant duet with Jean Carn.  It later became a staple in the Chicago stepper scene.  Al Johnson would not release another album until 1998 and unfortunately passed in 2013.  


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