Part II: American blues and and soul singer Syl Johnson
The set includes many of Johnson’s early hits including the often sampled "Different Strokes." There are also some once-lost or forgotten, never before released treasures. All of the material is being saved from media deterioration.
Saturday, a 17-piece band joins Johnson in a concert at the Old Town School of Folk Music.
Syl Johnson and his longtime bass player Bernard Reed recently stopped by Eight Forty-Eight to chat and perform.