Roy Lee Johnson and the Villagers

Roy Lee Johnson and the Villagers

by Roy Lee Johnson and the Villagers


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An unsung monster from the waning hours of the Stax empire, Roy Lee Johnson and the Villagers' eponymous LP is as funky as anything the label ever released. While its sound is unmistakably Stax -- its elegant yet earthy sensibility couldn't come from anywhere else -- the music expands on the formula via tight, hypnotic grooves and scorching guitar licks. The up-tempo "I Can't Stand This Loneliness" is the unqualified highlight, but there's not a bum note to be found here -- everything works, from the relentless opener "Patch It Up" to the lovely ballad "Something Special."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2010
Label: Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC: 0029667522724
catalogNumber: 6752272
Rank: 108479

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Lee Johnson and the Villagers   Primary Artist
Pete Carr   Guitar
Memphis Horns   Horn
Barry Beckett   Clavinet
Sandra Chalmers   Background Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Percussion
Roy Lee Johnson   Guitar
Ed Logan   Flute
Donna Rhodes   Background Vocals
Ronald Williams   Drums
Micahel James   Bass
Muscle Shoals Brass   Horn
Hosea Burch   Organ
Charlie Chalmers   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Harrison Calloway   Arranger
Ben Cauley   Arranger
Wayne Jackson   Arranger
Roy Lee Johnson   Composer
Andrew Love   Arranger
Steve Melton   Engineer
Mack Rice   Composer
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Ronald Williams   Composer
Edwin Murrell   Illustrations
Hosea Burch   Composer

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