Different Strokes: chicago grit and soul.

you know you love it.  Syl Johnson was a staple at local clubs here in Chicago in the 60s and 70s and this record can still get a crowd moving.  This song is famous, arguably, because it’s been sampled so many times; but it is actually the follow up to Syl’s Monster-of-a-hit from 1967, “Sock it To Me” (which fared much better on the local charts).

I like the effects and psychedelic touches on this, as well.  If you dig this, too, check out Syl Johnson’s complete anthology, “Complete Mythology” released by local Numero Group (and pictured ).

and for good measure, here’s “Sock it to me”.  Jive on!

About ayanacontreras

i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

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