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Boogaloo Down Broadway: The Best of the Fantastic Johnny C

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Boogaloo Down Broadway
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Cool Broadway
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Barefootin'
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The Bounce
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Land of 1000 Dances
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Shout Bamalama
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Got What You Need
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Baby I Need You
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(She's) Some Kind of Wonderful
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Stand By Me
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New Love
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Warm & Tender Love
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Hitch It To the Horse
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Look What Love Can Make You Do
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 35:25

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08.09.11
The Fantastic Johnny C, Boogaloo Down Broadway: The Best of the Fantastic Johnny C
1998 | Label: Phil-LA of Soul / Jamie Records / Virtual

Producer Jesse James was not above hedging his bets. Johnny Corley was a singer at a local Norristown, Pennsylvania, church when James happened to see him and get him signed to Jamie subsidiary Phil-LA of Soul. In case the A-side of “Boogaloo Down Broadway” didn’t fly on the charts, the pair just changed the lyric and used the same backing track for the flip, “Look What Love Can Make You Do.” Either way, the Fantastic… read more »

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Hot on the heels of his “Boogaloo Down Broadway” single, this album was not a burningly original statement, and didn’t contain anything else on the order of “Boogaloo Down Broadway,” but was an enjoyable mix of soul covers and originals penned by producer Jesse James. The arrangements cook really well in a lean funk-soul groove; “Cool Broadway,” admittedly a knockoff of the “Boogaloo Down Broadway” vibe, has a fractured rhythm anticipating the innovations of the Meters a couple of years later. “Got What You Need” was a small soul hit, and “Baby I Need You” was a capable deep soul-type ballad. The CD reissue adds two bonus tracks: “Hitch It to the Horse,” a minor hit in 1968, and “Look What Love Can Make You Do,” awhich is basically the same track as “Boogaloo Down Broadway” with different lyrics. – Richie Unterberger

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