Syl Johnson

Syl Johnson

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Top Songs

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Anyway the Wind Blows
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We Did It
3
Soul Heaven
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Take Me to the River
5
Is It Because I'm Black

Albums

  • Back for a Taste of Your Love

    Dec 2016 • 10 songs

  • Diamond in the Rough

    Dec 2016 • 10 songs

  • Total Explosion

    Dec 2016 • 9 songs

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  • Syl Johnson
  • Biography

    A rollicking vocalist and gifted harmonica player, Syl Johnson has forged a career in both blues and soul. The brother of bassist Mac Thompson and guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson sang and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold, and Junior Wells in the '50s before recording with Jimmy Reed for Vee-Jay in 1959. He made his solo debut that same year with Federal. Johnson toured with Howlin' Wolf from late 1959 until 1962, when Willie Mitchell signed him to Hi Records. Johnson recorded for both Twilight and Hi in the late '60s and early '70s, clicking ...
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