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Syl JohnsonBack For A Taste Of Your Love ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... About July 4, 2018
A great second-chapter effort from the legendary Syl Johnson – a sweet little record in which Johnson's raw vocals come into play with the tighter, warmer sound of Hi Records – with amazing results that have made the album a classic for years! The blend here is great – as Johnson's trademark crackle is still very much in place, but the production by Willie Mitchell really helps give him a lot of focus too – especially on some of the more heartfelt numbers, which come across here with a sensual force that Syl might never have hit on his own. Syl wrote a number of the tracks himself too – and titles include "I'm Yours", "Feelin' Frisky", "I Hate I Walked Away", "Wind Blow Her Back My Way", "I Let A Good Girl Go", and "The Love You Left Behind". CD

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Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $29.99
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. CD
(Finally on CD!)

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Syl JohnsonDiamond In The Rough ... CD
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1974. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
The great Syl Johnson – doing his thing for Hi Records on a record that's more shiny diamond than it is rough – his second album for the label and a truly underappreciated gem from the Chi soul great! Diamond In The Rough is a much sweeter set of tunes than Syl's Chicago work on Twinight, with warmer production by southern soul guru Willie Mitchell to keep his sound much more in the Memphis soul camp – but still a nice album of bluesy stoked sweetness, and proof that Syl was one of the better talents on the Hi label. Titles include "Keeping Down Confusion", "Let Yourself Go", "Could I Be Falling In Love", "Stuck In Chicago", and "I Hear The Love Chimes", "Please, Don't Give Up On Me" and "Diamond In The Rough". CD

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Syl JohnsonGet Ready/Same Kind Of Thing ... 7-inch
Twinight, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Tight hard popcorn soul from Syl! Both cuts have a nice hard sound – in the best manner of Syl's classic funky work on Twinight! "Get Ready" is a cover of the big hit, but done nice and soulfully by Syl – and "Same Kind of Thing" is deep Chicago soul, with the roots firmly planted in the west side! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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Syl JohnsonGoodie-Goodie-Good Times/Love Baby ... 7-inch
Shama, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
"Goodie" is one of Syl's best from the 70's, and although it doesn't have the hard funk grooves of his Twinight releases, it's an excellent funky soul track with a bluesy groove, and a great hook to it! The cut lopes along at a great pace, and is an oft-overlooked gem from Syl! "Love Baby" is a mellow number, done in a sad Memphis bluesy style. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a small sticker.)

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Syl JohnsonMusic To My Ears ... CD
Hi Records/Cream (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Syl JohnsonStuck In Chicago ... LP
Hi Records (UK), 1989. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker on the opening.)

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Syl JohnsonTotal Explosion ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... About July 4, 2018
A wicked explosion from the legendary Syl Johnson – one of his smoking sets for Hi Records – done with solid soulful help from Willie Mitchell! Mitchell's familiar Memphis groove is firmly in place here – tightly compressed rhythms and horns, vamping perfectly for Syl's raw vocals – and the set also seems to feature Johnson smoking some grooves on harmonica too – but in a way that's still a lot more soul than blues! There's a few great funky moments on the set – a nice reminder of the Twinight years – and tracks include "I Only Have Love", "Take Me To The River", "Bustin Up Or Busin Out", "'Bout To Make Me Leave Home", "That's Just My Luck", "It Ain't Easy", "Steppin Out", and "Watch What You Do To Me". CD
Also available Total Explosion ... LP 14.99

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Syl JohnsonTotal Explosion ... LP
Hi Records, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A wicked explosion from the legendary Syl Johnson – one of his smoking sets for Hi Records – done with solid soulful help from Willie Mitchell! Mitchell's familiar Memphis groove is firmly in place here – tightly compressed rhythms and horns, vamping perfectly for Syl's raw vocals – and the set also seems to feature Johnson smoking some grooves on harmonica too – but in a way that's still a lot more soul than blues! There's a few great funky moments on the set – a nice reminder of the Twinight years – and tracks include "I Only Have Love", "Take Me To The River", "Bustin Up Or Busin Out", "'Bout To Make Me Leave Home", "That's Just My Luck", "It Ain't Easy", "Steppin Out", and "Watch What You Do To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a cut corner.)

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Syl JohnsonUptown Shakedown ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy ... About July 4, 2018
A different sound than usual for Syl Johnson – but a record that still has loads of those amazing vocals we love from Syl! The style's mostly modern soul – with a tightness that's different from the grit of earlier Johnson albums – that mode in which other singers of the time were tightening up their bag too. The approach works especially well on the midtempo groovers – which have the bite of Johnson's vocals providing a great contrast tot he smoother grooves of the instrumentation – in ways that really deepen the feel of the tunes, but in ways that are very different than classic work from Syl. Titles include "Mystery Lady", "Blue Water", "Who's Gonna Love You", "You're The Star Of The Show", "Gimme Little Sign", and a 9 minute "Otis Redding Medley". CD

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Syl JohnsonWe Did It/Any Way The Wind Blows ... 7-inch
Hi Records, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Hi sleeve.)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonGoodie Goodie Good Times ... LP
Shama/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A Japanese-only release – and a much-needed LP collection of work from Syl's own Shama Records label – really great stuff that's compiled here from some excellent singles! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi – and in great shape!)

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonComplete Mythology (6LPs & 4CDs box set) ... LP
Numero, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 6LPs/4CDs ... Out Of Stock
A really really amazing package – the full story of the early years of Syl Johnson – one of the funkiest soul singers to ever come from Chicago! Syl's music has become the stuff of legend over the years – initially collected in rare funky 45s and two even rarer albums – then sampled heavily, compiled frequently, and spun out to a huge global audience that Johnson never had back in the day. Yet throughout the years, things were never done properly – and certainly with any sense of history or continuity that would unite the music – until now. The folks at Numero have really outdone themselves this time – not just by including both CD (4 of them) and LP (6 of those) versions of the music in the set – but also by coming up with one of the most attractive, uniquely packaged records we've ever seen! The box and booklet alone are completely beautiful – the latter filled with vintage photos, personal recollections by Syl, and some great Numero writing – not to mention much-needed details on the recordings within. And the LPs each come in their own jackets – two of which mimic the original Twinight albums, the other four of which create Shama, Trip, and Federal label albums of Johnson's music – records that didn't exist back in the 60s, but which look as if they've come from a time machine! The CDs come in a very cool LP-styled jacket – and the whole thing slides together as sweetly as the funky music within. None of the Hi Records material is included – just material from labels that include Twilight/Twinight, King/Federal, Shama, TMP/Ting, Zachron, One-Derful, Cha Cha, Special Agent, and P-Vine – including a number of tracks never issued before. We could write for hours about how great this set is – but honestly, one look, or one listen, and you'll be hooked! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Complete Mythology (4CD set) ... CD 29.99

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✨✧ Syl JohnsonMy Gift ... LP
Federal/Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A perfect snapshot of early Syl Johnson – with all the 45 sides he cut for Federal at the very end of the 50s and into the first couple years of the 60s! This is incredibly prescient work, building off the formative bedrock of late 50s rhythm & blues, while paving the way for gritty but beautiful soul to come! Even at this early point in his career, Syl's voice is a mature vessel for raw emotion. What a gift it is! Includes Syl's smoking cover of James Brown's "Please, Please, Please", "Teardrops", "They Who Love", "Lonely Man", "His Gift", "I've Got To Find My Baby", "She's So Fine – I Just Gotta Make Her Mine", "I Wanna Know", "Well Oh Well", "I'm Looking For My Baby" and more. 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Garland GreenPlain & Simple Girl/Hey Cloud ... 7-inch
Cotillion, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $1.99
Although "Plain & Simple Girl" was recorded after Garland's classic UNI album, and although it never appeared on a full LP, it's still one of his best tracks, and one of the most eduring sides of Chicago soul he ever recorded. The whole thing's got a sweet jaunty Chicago soul groove and a great hook – not to mention arrangements by Donny Hathaway and production by Syl Johnson. Only released on 45, and a real treasure! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have marker.)

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Bobby JonesWelcome Back A Foolish Man/Lovin Hard, Livin Good ... 7-inch
Kack/Rocafort (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Two tasty deep soul numbers from Bobby Jones! Both cuts have that heavy west side sound that you'd expect from Syl Johnson – and "Lovin Hard" has a weird groove, strange arrangement, and an echoey production approach that gives the cut a nice nice edge! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Percy MayfieldWalking On A Tightrope ... LP
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Great work from R&B legend Percy Mayfield – one of the singer's most obscure sessions, and really more of a soul record overall! The album was done for Brunswick at the end of the 60s – and has lots of work from Chicago soul arrangers like Johnny Cameron and Willie Henderson – both of whom give the set a nice sort of west side kick, with a groove that's somewhere in between Syl Johnson and Tyrone Davis! Mayfield's vocals definitely still hang onto an older school of singing – but the arrangements can't help but update his groove – and a number of the tracks have this great funky crackle at the bottom that's a mighty nice surprise. Titles include "I Made It Just The Same", "Alma Lee", "My Baby's Gone", "To Me Your Name Is Love", "PM Blues", and "Danger Zone". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShaolin Soul Episode 1 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
An amazing collection of some of the original tracks that Wu-Tang has sampled over the years! No over-used Puffy beats here – and the set's a great batch of rare soul tracks nicely pulled together! The set features 21 tracks – including "Trouble, Heartaches, & Sadness" by Ann Peebles, "Let's Straighten It Out" by OV Wright, "I'll Never Grow Up" by The Charmels, "Mellow Mood" by Barry White, "In The Rain" by The Dramatics, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "The Way We Were" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Children Don't Get Weary" by Booker T & The MGs with Judy Clay, "Little Ghetto Boy (live)" by Donny Hathaway, "Could I Be Falling In Love" by Syl Johnson, and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lyn Collins. LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the entire album!)

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✨✧ VariousShaolin Soul Episode 2 – Everybody's Talking About The Good Ol' Days (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
The second volume in this great series of classic 70s soul tracks – most of them with a deep underground sound, and nice little riffs and beats that have been sampled by hip hoppers over the years. Tracks are from a range of sources – and although some of the artists cut big singles in their day, most of these are more obscure numbers. Titles include "I Hear The Love Chimes" by Syl Johnson, "I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down" by Ann Peebles, "It's Over" by Eddie Holman, "Maybe Tomorrow" by Jackson 5, "Honey Bee" by The New Birth, "I Keep Asking You Questions" by Black Ivory, "Gone The Promises Of Yesterday" by The Mad Lads, "I Got The" by Labbi Siffre, "I've Been Watching You" by Southside Movement, "Why Marry" by The Sweet Inspirations, "You're Getting Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds, "Come Go With Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, and "Simply Beautiful" by Al Green. LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the entire album!)

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VariousSoul Selection ... CD
Hubbub (UK), 1996. Used ... $9.99
An early entry in the rare groove compilation genre – from the excellent Hubbub label – one of the first to really do a great job of pulling together well-licensed tracks! The whole set list is great – and titles include the fantastic Roy Ayers-produced "Remember To Remember" by Rick Holmes – plus "Do You Really Love Me" by Janice Bullock, "Help is On The Way" by The Whatnauts, "Last Night Changed It All" by Esther Williams, "Is It Because I'm Black" by Syl Johnson, "Now That I Have You" by Tommy McGee, "Do You Believe In Fate" by Sir John Roberts, and "Hang On In There" by Mike James Kirkland. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSuper Breaks – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... LP
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the best of both worlds – vintage funk from the late 60s and early 70s – brought together in a great collection – and work that's gone onto form the blueprint for contemporary urban sounds as well – which means you'll probably recognize some or part of most of these songs from their use in more contemporary recordings. Nearly every cut's been sampled at least more than once – and titles include "Blind Alley" by The Emotions, "Chick A Boom" by Pazant Brothers, "Eva" by Jean Jacques Perry, "Walk Tall" by Cannonball Adderley, "Baby Let Me Take You In My Arms" by Detroit Emeralds, "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson, "Take Yo Praise" by Camille Yarbrough, "Thinking Single" by The Counts, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "Ike's Mood" by Isaac Hayes, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Smokey Joe's La La" by Googie Rene. Funky funky! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Albert Jones/Tom NewtonVida Blue (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Tri-City, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two versions of this tune about the 70s ball player! The Albert Jones track is great – damn funky, with great drums and a Syl Johnson-like break on the start – and sweet harmonica too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Magic SamBlack Magic ... LP
Delmark, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Rough-edged blues from the west side of Chicago – a stone classic from the mighty Magic Sam – a player who was taken from us all too soon! On the west side, they mix plenty of soul in with their blues – and you can definitely hear that on this stone smoker – a record that has roots in the same scene as Syl Johnson, whose modes definitely creep into the groove at times! Sam's combo here is mighty nice – with Eddie Shaw on tenor, Lafayette Leake on piano, and Mighty Joe Young on guitar – and titles include "Stop You're Hurting Me", "Easy Baby", "What Have I Done Wrong", "It's All Your Fault", "You Belong To Me", "You Don't Love Me Baby", and "San Jose". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDestination Chicago – Blues Legends Of The Windy City ... CD
National Geographic, 1990s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Music from Luther Allison, Carey Bell, Koko Taylor, Syl Johnson, Lonnie Brooks & Johnny Winter, Junior Wells & Buddy Guy, Sugar Blue, Floyd Dixon, Son Seals & more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Cam'ronPurple Haze (purple colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Roc-A-Fella, 2004. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Includes "More Gangsta Music" feat Juelz Santana, "Get Down", "Killa Cam", "Down And Out" feat Kanye West & Syleena Johnson, "Harlem Streets", "Soap Opera", "Bubble Music", "Get 'Em Girls" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on purple colored vinyl.)

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George DukeAura Will Prevail ... LP
MPS, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The aura here is spreading wide – as George Duke really grows his sound strongly from the early years, and takes hold of a whole host of cosmic influences! The record's one of Duke's biggest for MPS – a beautiful balance between jazzy fusion and spacey soul – served up with help from an array of great singers and players from the west coast scene. Duke's still stretching out plenty on keyboards – but never in a too-jamming, too-indulgent way – always sensitive enough to never mess up the groove, and always with a sense of space and timing that never showed up this well in his later records. Players include Airto on percussion, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, and Duke himself on more keyboards than we could ever hope to list here! Vocals are by Sylvia St James, Gee Janzen, and Kathy Woehrle – as well as Duke himself – and titles include "Foosh", "For Love", "Uncle Remus", "Fools", "The Aura", "Enchinda's Arf", "Floop De Loop", and "Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some ringwear.)
 
 
 



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