sexta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2019

Syl Johnson - Bridge To A Legacy (1998)

                                                                      Syl Johnson
A popular attraction on the Chicago blues circuit, Syl Johnson has often found his recordings in the blues sections of CD stores. But truth be told, his solo albums have generally had a lot more to do with soul than the blues. Even though Antone's advised retailers to file Bridge to a Legacy under "blues," this is an R&B release more than anything. In fact, Johnson was quoted as saying, "I'm a soul man. I ain't no bluesman." You won't find any high-tech urban contemporary music on this good-to-excellent CD, which was ignored by Black radio. Sticking with the type of R&B he does best, Johnson sees to it that gritty cuts like "Midnight Woman," "Sexy Wayz" and "Who's Still In Love" aren't all that different from the songs he was recording for Hi 25 years earlier. Johnson was in his 60s when Legacy came out, and it was clear that his big voice had held up well over time. The Chicago-based singer not only sounds inspired on this album, he also sounds like someone who is still very much in his prime. 

Credits:
   
Backing Vocals – Aisha Miller (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Brandi Nave (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Nicole Mulvehill (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Syleena Johnson (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8)
Baritone Saxophone – Willie Henderson (tracks: 10)
Bass – Bernard Reed (tracks: 10), Herman Applewhite (tracks: 9), Trey Carruthers (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Victor Jackson (tracks: 1 to 8)
Drums – Mark Diffenderffer (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Morris Jennings (tracks: 10), Ray Allison (tracks: 9)
Drums [Drum Ensemble] – Syl Johnson (tracks: 6), Trey Carruthers (tracks: 4)
Guitar – Michael Coleman (tracks: 9),Jonny Lang (tracks: 2), Walter Scott (6) (tracks: 10), Will Crosby (tracks: 4, 6)
Harmonica – Syl Johnson (tracks: 4)
Keyboards – James Bryant (12) (tracks: 9, 10), Morris Williams (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 8), Roosevelt (Hatter) Porifoy* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Trey Carruthers (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8)
Percussion – Linard Stoud (tracks: 1 to 5, 7, 8), Morris Williams (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8)
Rhythm Guitar – Cory Giles* (tracks: 2, 3)
Strings – Sol Bobrov & Friends* (tracks: 9)
Tenor Saxophone – Gene Barge (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8, 10), Hank Ford (tracks: 9), Sonny Seals (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8)
Trombone – Bill McFarland (tracks: 9), Edwin Williams (3) (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Harvey Burton (tracks: 10)
Trumpet – David Spencer (5) (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Kenny Anderson (2) (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 7, 8), Marvin Davis (3) (tracks: 9), Paul Serrano (tracks: 10), Raymond Orr (tracks: 10)
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Paul Howard (2) (tracks: 9)
Vocals, Guitar – Syl Johnson

Tracklist:

1. Who's Still In Love 3:07
2. I Been Missin' You - Vocals, Lead Guitar – Jonny Lang 5:03
3. Half A Love - Vocals – Syleena Johnson 3:44
4. Unconditional Love 4:10
5. Midnight Woman 4:55
6. Piece Of The Rock 5:42
7. I Don't Know Why 3:21
8. Let's Get It On Again 3:41
9. They Can't See Your Good Side 4:18
10. Sexy Wayz 3:28

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