This get-up-and-dance (in this case, dance by stomping) song came about when Brothers Johnson's producer, Quincy Jones, gave their guitarist, George Johnson, an assignment: Write a song called "Stomp!" This wasn't out of character; Jones also assigned him "Get The Funk Out Ma Face" on their first album in 1976.
Johnson went home and brainstormed. He wrote the word on a piece of paper; he drew a picture of a foot. After pulling an all-nighter trying to write the song, he finally came up with something that he brought to the studio for the afternoon session, and "Stomp!" was born.
Mike - Santa Barbara, CA