His song "Different Strokes", also from 1967, is included on the breakbeat compilation album Ultimate Breaks and Beats.
Like other black songwriters of the period, he wrote songs at this time exploring themes of African-American identity and social problems, such as "Is It Because I'm Black", which reached number 11 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1969.
Fine Brown Frame, 1982) was picked up for distribution by Boardwalk Records, Inc.
and produced Johnson’s last hit record, the title cut.
Around the mid-eighies, Johnson started a fast-food fish restaurant business, and became semi-retired from performing, only making occasional appearances at blues club gigs.
Johnson began recording for Twinight Records of Chicago in the mid-1960s.
Beginning with his first hit, "Come On Sock It to Me", in 1967, he dominated the label as both a hit-maker and a producer.