1980 The Brothers Johnson – Light Up The Night

Light Up the Night is the fourth album by the Los Angeles, California-based duo Brothers Johnson, released in 1980. The album topped the U.S. R&B albums chart and reached number five on the pop albums chart. The single, “Stomp!”, became a dance hit, reaching number one on both the R&B singles and disco charts and top ten on the pop singles chart.


Stomp! (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson, Valerie Johnson) 6:20
Light Up The Night (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 3:45
3  You Make Me Wanna Wiggle (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson, Valerie Johnson) 3:38
Treasure (Rod Temperton) 4:11
5  This Had To Be (Michael Jackson, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 5:08
6  All About The Heaven (Rod Temperton) 3:59
7  Smilin’ On Ya (George Johnson, Greg Phillinganes, Louis Johnson, Jerry Hey) 3:42
8  Closer To The One That You Love (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 3:11
9  Celebrations (Rod Temperton, Louis Johnson, George Johnson) 4:26


BassLouis Johnson
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGeorge Johnson
GuitarLouis Johnson
Acoustic GuitarLouis Johnson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
SynthesizerLouis Johnson
SynthesizerLarry Williams
FluteLarry Williams
FluteKim Hutchcroft
SaxLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAlex Weir
Background VocalsAugie Johnson
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsMerry Clayton
Background VocalsMichael Jackson
Background VocalsRichard Heath
Background VocalsSheri Payne
Background VocalsSusaye Greene Brown
Background VocalsValerie Johnson

Liner Notes

Producer – Quincy Jones
Arranged By (Backing Vocals, Rhythm, Synthesizer) – Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Jerry Hey
Arranged By (Rhythm) – The Brothers Johnson
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Johnny Mandel
Engineer (Assistant) – John Van Nest, Ralph Osborn, Randy Pipes, Tim Gerrity
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Bruce Swedien
Recorded By – Bruce Swedien

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson, Glen Wexler
Concept By (Cover) – Ed Eckstine, Glen Wexler
Illustration – Kurt Triffet
Photography By – Glen Wexler

Recorded At – Kendun Recorders
Recorded At – Allen Zentz Recording
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Mixed At – Kendun Recorders
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute