Syl Johnson Back For A Taste Of Your Love on LP
To hear him tell it, vocalist/harmonica player Syl Johnson could have been as big as James Brown or Al Green. #1 on the charts, top billing on the marquee, Hall of Fame inductions, tearful tributes...all within his reach, and yet never in his hands. Something, someone, and sometimes - if you believe his lyrics - the sole of a shoe was holding him back: “I wanna be somebody so bad, but you keep on putting your foot on me.”
Johnson brazenly sums up his career this way, “I made my opportunities, but I never got the breaks I should have gotten. I was a jack-of-all-trades. More soul than Marvin, more funk than James. If I’d gone pop, you’d be talkin’ about me, not them. I rate right at the top, though I’ve been underrated all my life.”
His litany of largely regional hits - “Come On Sock It To Me,” “Different Strokes,” “Is It Because I’m Black,” “We Did It,” “Back For A Taste Of Your Love,” and “Take Me To The River” - is undeniable but by sheer quantity of singles issued, Syl Johnson should be an oldies radio staple.
Fat Possum Records is pleased to offer this vinyl reissue of Syl Johnson's classic 1973 album Back For A Taste Of Your Love, the first of four records he cut with Willie Mitchell and Hi Records. The powerful 10-song set is home to the aforementioned hits "Back for a Taste of Your Love" and "We Did It."
Syl Johnson Back For A Taste Of Your Love Track Listing:
1. Back For A Taste Of Your Love
2. I'm Yours
3. I Let A Good Girl Go
4. Anyway The Wind Blows
5. You Don't Know Me
6. Feelin' Frisky
7. We Did It
8. Wind, Blow Her Back My Way
9. I Hate I Walked Away
10. The Love You Left Behind