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Excellent! Almost 5 stars!

Think of this "29" track excursion in terms of old school album length and what you essentially have is a couple of albums, some "experiments" and b-sides all in one package! Disc 1 is solid through and through, although I would argue that on "Slave" and it's intro, that using the language you are condemning is wrong....disc 2 has a number of non-songs and unnecessary meditations you won't listen to more than twice, but for $10 this package is stellar and worth the money! I think I see why Jesse did not stick with the O7 after the recent reunion...grooves are great, but grooves with lyrical substance! Now that's what Time it is! Time to grow up, O6!

Jesse's still doin' it!!

It's so good to hear new music from Jesse Johnson. He is probably one of the most under-rated musicians to come out of Minneapolis. His guitar work on this album is a bit more subtle than on the "Bare My Naked Soul" album, but it is still quite evident on most of the songs. The title track and Love Letters are my 2 absolute favorites, with him channeling Curtis Mayfield on the latter track. iTunes really needs to get the Bare My Naked Soul album in order to more accurately reflect the true scope of his talents.

Verbal Penetration

Jesse Johnson still got it. I really admire his talent as a musician ;-) Listening to his music makes me wanna pick up a guitar and teach myself to play :-) I've been comtemplating getting a guitar for a while now. I might just treat myself to that for Christmas xD!


Born: May 29, 1960 in Rock Island, IL

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Illinois-born funk/soul guitarist Jesse Johnson began playing guitar when he was 15, honing his chops in local rock bands throughout his teens and early twenties. On a friend's recommendation, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he became the lead guitarist and a primary songwriter for the city's extraordinary funk-rock group, the Time. After writing "Jungle Love," the group's most memorable and highest-charting single, Johnson signed a solo deal with A&M in 1984 and released Jesse Johnson's...
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