A rollicking vocalist and gifted harmonica participant, Syl Johnson has forged a profession both in blues and spirit. The sibling of bassist Macintosh Thompson and guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson sang and used blues performers Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold, and Junior Wells within the ’50s before documenting with Jimmy Reed for Vee-Jay in 1959. He produced his single debut that same 12 months with Federal government. Johnson toured with Howlin’ Wolf from past due 1959 until 1962, when Willie Mitchell authorized him to Hi there Records. Johnson documented for both Twilight and Hi in the past due ’60s and early ’70s, clicking using the dance/novelty slice “Seriously Sock It if you ask me” and crackling message monitor “COULD IT BE Because I’m Dark?” He previously his biggest strike with “Consider Me towards the River” in 1975, achieving number seven around the R&B graphs. Johnson later documented for Shama and Boardwalk. He reappeared on the collaboration along with his sibling Jimmy in the summertime of 2002, humorously entitled Two Johnsons Are MUCH BETTER THAN One.
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|Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows||2015||Documentary completed||Himself|
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