|A||The Real Thing||3:48|
|B||The Real Thing||3:48|
|AMSX 8149||The Brothers Johnson*||The Real Thing (12")||A&M Records||AMSX 8149||UK||1981|
|1 PAM - 2343 H||Brothers Johnson||The Real Thing (7")||A&M Records||1 PAM - 2343 H||Portugal||Unknown|
|AM 2343||The Brothers Johnson*||The Real Thing (7", Single)||A&M Records||AM 2343||Canada||1981|
|SP-17160||The Brothers Johnson*||The Real Thing (12", Promo)||A&M Records||SP-17160||US||1981|
|AMP-720||Brothers Johnson||The Real Thing (7")||A&M Records||AMP-720||Japan||1980|
The Brothers Johnson were an American funk and R&B band consisting of American musicians and brothers George ("Lightnin' Licks") and Louis E. Johnson ("Thunder Thumbs"). They achieved their greatest success from the mid-1970s to early 1980s, with three singles topping the R&B charts ("I'll Be Good to You", "Strawberry Letter 23", and "Stomp!").
This song is by The Brothers Johnson and appears on the album Winners (1981) and on the compilation album Blast! (1982). So glad we've got a good thingYou know you make my heart singYou are the real thingYou know you make my heart sing. I've longed to have this chanceWith you, I feel romanceIt's all for love and I want it bad. Seeing you is just a turn onAnd loving you, I want to hold onThere's a feeling in my heartThat just won't let you go.
The Brothers Johnson. The Real Thing (7", Single). The Brothers Johnson. The Real Thing (12", Promo).
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Brothers Johnson. The Real Thing by The Brothers Johnson. The Brothers Johnsons were a one album group, but what they made is good, very good. One person found this helpful.
Check out The Real Thing and Louis’ I Want You for affirmation of a spirit lifting sound. Before embarking on solo projects and other work the Brothers leave us with Out of Control and Kickin’ and just because these don’t go Platinum, like the first four, they are still worthy of consideration and rediscovery with You Keep Me Coming Back and the ultra funky Kick It to the Curb retaining all their allure. Like all the great soul and funk acts of their era the Brothers Johnson exhibit considerable wit and charm. They knew the value of a larger than life cartoon image and the power of a punchy slogan: sharp dudes always. Discovering them again has been a delight.