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Syl Johnson

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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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Full Name Syl Johnson
Profession Singer
Children Syleena Johnson
Siblings Jimmy Johnson
Music Songs Is It Because I'm Black, Could I Be Falling In Love, I Hear the Love Chimes, Ms. Fine Brown Frame, That's Just My Luck, Annie Got Hot Pants Power, Sorry 'Bout Dat, Ode to Soul Man, 'Bout To Make Me Leave Home, Stuck In Chicago, I Only Have Love, Talkin' Bout Chicago, Back In the Game, I Can Take Care of Business, Fonk You, Watch What You Do To Me, Everybody Needs Love, I Wanna Satisfy Your Every Need, Keep On Loving Me, I Resign From Your Love, Goodie Goodie Good Times, Music to My Ears, Let Them Hang High, Bustin' Up Or Bustin' Out, Keeping Down Confusion, Sexy Wayz, Please, Please, Please, Let's Dance For Love, I Hate I Walked Away, Little Sally Walker, Well Oh Well, Different Strokes
Albums Total Explosion, Dresses Too Short, Uptown Shakedown, Back for a Taste of Your Love, Diamond in the Rough, This Time Together by Father and Daughter, Talkin' About Chicago, Back In the Game, Ms. Fine Brown Frame, Complete Mythology, Bridge to a Legacy, Is It Because I'm Black, The Complete Twinight Singles, Dresses Too Short / Is It Because I'm Black, Syl Johnson: The Hi Records Masters, Back for a Taste of Your Love + Diamond in the Rough, Complete Twinight Records 45s, Chicago Twinight Soul, Music to My Ears, The Twilight & Twinight Masters Collection, The Hi Masters, Syl Johnson with Melody Whittle (feat. Syleena Johnson)


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Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows 2015 Documentary completed Himself

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