Going back to 1987's Classics, Vol. 11
, there has been a handful of decent single-disc Brothers Johnson anthologies. Through 2012, the group still lacked a double-disc compilation to do proper justice to its catalog. A couple minor issues aside, Stomp: The Best of the Brothers Johnson
-- released through Universal U.K.'s Spectrum division in 2013 -- is an ideal overview. The discs are filled to near capacity, and all but one of the Brothers Johnson's charting R&B singles (the minor hit "Dancin' Free") are included. So, all the hit essentials -- including the number ones "I'll Be Good to You," "Strawberry Letter 23," and "Stomp!" -- are here, as are some excellent album cuts, such as the low-key sweet soul gem "Closer to the One That You Love." There's still some greatness that remains bound to the albums; "Caught Up" and "In the Way," from Winners
, surpass some of the other album cuts here, but neither one is included.