Syl Johnson

Syl Johnson


Top Songs

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


  • 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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  • 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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