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Backbeats Artists Series: SYL Johnson - Mississippi Mainman

SYL Johnson Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Dec 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Backbeats
  • ASIN: B00A52YS6A
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,790 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. We Did It
2. The Love You Left Behind
3. Keepin' Down Confusion
4. Main Squeeze
5. Star Bright Star Lite
6. Anyway The Wind Blows
7. Wind, Blow Her Back My Way
8. Steppin' Out
9. I Hate I Walked Away
10. That's Just My Luck
11. Hear the Love Chimes
12. Back for a Taste of Your Love
13. Anyone But You
14. Could I Be Falling In Love
15. I Wanna Satisfy Your Every Need
16. Who's Gonna Love You?
17. I Want to Take You Home (To See Mama)
18. You Don't Know Me
19. I Let a Good Girl Go
20. Let Yourself Go
See all 25 tracks on this disc

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Once again compiled by our Southern/Crossover Soul expert Sean Hampsey, the eighth release in the Backbeats Artists covers a soul man who’s been very much back in vogue recently via the success of his recent “Complete Mythology” package. This album selects the best of Syl Johnson’s Hi recordings from 1972-76 – by far his most successful period, now available at an incredible price which should suit most pockets!

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5.0 out of 5 stars SYL JOHNSON IS THE SOUTHERN SOUL MAN ! 28 Dec 2012
By pete clack TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
What an artist and what a cracking release this is, the final two tracks are more than worth the price alone.Great songs,awesome funky soul backing,a tight rock solid horn section, and Syl's fabulous voice, make this the blues-soul reissue of the year by a country mile. Yes you get 25 awesome tracks originally put out on HI records in the early to mid seventies,every track is pure southern soul gold.Was never easy to get his albums in the UK, usually had to import them, buty here there's a chance for we in the UK to get down and groove to an absolute legend at his very best.
This trule is an unmissable set, the best ever version of the Al Greene classic,'take Me To The River', as I said is worth the price alone.Here is the inpriration of todays artists such as Ce Lo Green and his like, so go on buy this and enjoy the best soul anywere to be found!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Syl on Hi 11 Feb 2014
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This compilation has mainly recordings from Syls Hi days. Very nice budget price compilation and good introduction to Syl Johnson at Hi. If you think you'll like it you might be better off with the Complete Syl Johnson on Hi Records CD though*
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mississipi Mainman is right! 20 Jun 2013
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A great CD of material by an underrated artist. Syl is closer in voice and style to the legendary O.V. Wright than to Al Green, with the full majesty of the Hi writing and rhythm teams, and the choice of material and supporting sleeve notes are exemplary. Well done Backbeat, this almost makes up for the Motorcity stuff (why, why?)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Syl Johnson Review by StefC C/o Leek Soul Club 15 Jan 2013
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Good cd by the man himself Tracks 1 and 12 the winners but plenty more choons to listen too.StefC c/o Leek Soul Club
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 July 2014
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