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Syl Johnson

Syl Johnson has been played on NTS over 50 times, featured on 46 episodes and was first played on 30 March 2013.

Syl Johnson (born Sylvester Thompson in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on 1 July 1936; died 6 February 2022 ) was an American blues and soul singer and music producer. His most successful records included "Different Strokes" (1967), "Is It Because I'm Black" (1969) and "Take Me to the River" (1975). "Different Strokes" has been sampled by number of rappers including Wu-Tang Clan, Hammer, and the Ghetto Boys. Blues guitarist and singer Jimmy Johnson, and bassist Mack Thompson, are his brothers.

In the 1950s, Johnson sang…

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Is It Because I'm Black
Syl Johnson
Twinight Records1968
Is It Because I'm Black
Syl JohnsonTwinight Records1968
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Wind, Blow Her Back My Way
Syl Johnson
Hi Records1973
Wind, Blow Her Back My Way
Syl JohnsonHi Records1973
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It Is Because I'm Black
Syl Johnson
Numero Group, JR2013
It Is Because I'm Black
Syl JohnsonNumero Group, JR2013
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Is It Because I'm Black (Inst)
Sly Johnson
Numero Group2009
Is It Because I'm Black (Inst)
Sly JohnsonNumero Group2009
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Different Strokes
Syl Johnson
Twilight Records1967
Different Strokes
Syl JohnsonTwilight Records1967
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Get Ready
Syl Johnson
Charly R&B1986
Get Ready
Syl JohnsonCharly R&B1986
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I Hate I Walked Away
Sly Johnson
From The Basement Records0
I Hate I Walked Away
Sly JohnsonFrom The Basement Records0
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Come On Sock It To Me
Syl Johnson
Twilight Records1967
Come On Sock It To Me
Syl JohnsonTwilight Records1967
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Sorry Bout Dat
Syl Johnson
Twilight Records1967
Sorry Bout Dat
Syl JohnsonTwilight Records1967
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Hot Pants Lady
Syl Johnson
Numero Group2010
Hot Pants Lady
Syl JohnsonNumero Group2010
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