Syl Johnson Back in the Game

Back in the Game
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Delmark

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 4/20/95, p.72
"...BACK IN THE GAME finds Johnson in dependably soulful form, reprising some of his old Hi hits with the label's original crack rhythm section and even plunging into deep blues..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Back in the Game
  • Buy for $0.992.I Like Your Style
  • Buy for $0.993.I Can't Stop
  • Buy for $0.994.Please Don't Give up on Me
  • Buy for $0.995.Keep on Loving Me
  • Buy for $0.996.Take Me to the River
  • Buy for $0.997.Ghetto Woman
  • Buy for $0.998.Watch What You Do to Me
  • Buy for $0.999.Dipped in the Water
  • Buy for $0.9910.Drivin' Wheel
  • Buy for $0.9911.Anyway the Wind Blows
  • Buy for $0.9912.Clean up Man
  • Buy for $0.9913.I Will Rise Again
  • Buy for $0.9914.All of Your Love

Product Description:

Personnel: Syl Johnson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Will Crosby (guitar, acoustic guitar); Pete Nathan (guitar); Ken Vandermark (tenor saxophone); Willie Henderson (baritone saxophone); Kenny Anderson (trumpet); Fred Hodges, Charles Hodges (piano, organ); Vincent Varko, Johnny Logan (organ); Howard Grimes, Morris Jennings (drums); Syleena Thompson, Theresa Davis (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Robert Pruter.
Recording information: Riverside Studio, Chicago, IL (11/26/1993-05/31/1994).
Photographer: Marty Perez.
Unknown Contributor Role: Hi Rhythm Section.
1994's BACK IN THE GAME marks a comeback of sorts for Syl Johnson, one of the more under-appreciated soul singers still working. The recording reunites Johnson with the Hi Records' house band, with which he'd created memorable music in the '70s.
Recorded in Chicago, base of operations for the Delmark label and Johnson's hometown, BACK IN THE GAME stresses the singer's bluesier side. While Johnson is a fine guitarist and harmonica player, his most notable instrument is his singing voice. His delivery is impassioned, his singing soulful, and his performance always committed and compelling. The straight-ahead BACK IN THE GAME matches Johnson with no-frills production and smart, sturdy, and rhythmic players. The warm and clear recording preserves the interplay between Johnson and the four-piece band, augmented at times with keyboards and horns.
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Product Info:

  • UPC: 038153067427
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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