Bridge to a Legacy

Bridge to a Legacy

by 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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/1998
Label:
Texas Music Group
UPC:
0049891004124
catalogNumber:
41

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Syl Johnson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harp,Vocals
Gene Barge   Tenor Saxophone
Michael Coleman   Guitar
Ray Allison   Drums
Kenny Anderson   Trumpet
Herman Applewhite   Bass
James Bryant   Keyboards
Will Crosby   Guitar
Paul Howard   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Morris Jennings   Drums
Bill McFarland   Trombone
Bernard Reed   Bass
David Spencer   Trumpet
Edwin Williams   Trombone
Hank Ford   Tenor Saxophone
Syleena Johnson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Jonny Lang   Guitar
Raymond Orr   Trumpet
Sonny Seals   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Scott   Guitar
Morris Williams   Percussion,Keyboards
Marvin Davis   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Gene Barge   Horn Arrangements
David Z.   Producer,Remixing
Syl Johnson   Songwriter,Producer
Dennis Tousana   Engineer
Marge Sampson   Liner Notes

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