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syl johnson !


A soul genius that has been eclipsed a bit by Al Green, but still a master in his own right, sounding halfway between James Brown and Marvin Gaye. His releases on Hi (as produced by Willie Mitchell) are his most famous records, but his earlier work is just as beguiling, especially the Is It Because I’m Blacklp (1970). As such, Numero’s Complete Mythologybox set is an utter bargain. And so is the 2cd on Edsel / Demon (HEXD 51, 2000), actually. Most albums have been reprinted on vinyl.
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quite simply one of the most beautiful love songs ever

Wow … Simply beautiful… and here’s the original version, off 1972’s I’m Still In Love With Youlp on Hi – as produced by Willie Mitchell of course:

& while we’re at it … here’s another classic by a soul singer who’s more famous for another song, off a 1969 single on Atlantic; the original version of True love travels by a gravel roadis by Duane Dee (1968) and Elvis also covered it in 1969.

i.m. willie mitchell (hi, memphis)

“Something”, composed & produced by Al Green & Willie Mitchell, who discovered & signed Green, is one of thé most beautiful – and oceanic – soul songs ever. Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, for the lp “Have A Good Time” (Hi, 1976), one of many, many wonderful Mitchell produced lp’s. So long, Mr. Willie Mitchell, and thank you.


#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

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