Syl Johnson
Complete Mythology
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Notes About the Release

Joining Otis, Wilson, and Percy, plus both Sam and Dave, is a new deity in the eternal soul pantheon. Take it from Syl Johnson himself: “This box set is the history of a masterful artist whose time has just arrived.” The self-proclaimed “most sampled artist ever,” Syl finally gets his due on this 4CD+6LP box covering his most productive period, 1959 through 1972. Collected for the first time are all of Syl’s Federal, Twinight, Zachron, Special Agent, Cha Cha, and TMP-Ting 45s, plus period cuts from his Japan-only LP Goodie Goodie Good Times, and a murderer’s grip of previously unreleased and little-heard out-takes. Lovingly remastered from the original source tapes, these 81 songs never sounded sharper, clearer, or funkier. And historian Bill Dahl’s comprehensive track-by-track annotations bring deep-research backstory to every one.

Our handsomely detailed and artfully crafted 40 page, 12” x 12” booklet also features a 13,000-word biography, scores of unpublished photos, a must-read index covering the history of every Syl-sampling artist (paid-up or otherwise), and the most complete and accurate discography you’re likely to find in this universe. Packaged to deliver top-quality vinyl and CDs together, along with replica LP pressings of both the original Is It Because I’m Black and Dresses Too Short albums, Complete Mythology, five years in the making, makes up for every lost nanosecond by being the definitive Syl Johnson document.
Product Details
6xLP+4xCD

6 150g LPs
6 direct to board LP jackets
1 12" x 12" tip-on CD folder
1 12” x 12” 48 page book
1 wrapped slipcase


TRACK LIST

Syl Johnson Teardrops
Syl Johnson They Who Love
Syl Johnson I’ve Got Love
Syl Johnson Lonely Man
Syl Johnson I Need Love
Syl Johnson I’ve Got To Find My Baby
Syl Johnson (She’s So Fine) I Just Gotta Make Her Mine
Syl Johnson Little Sally Walker
Syl Johnson I Resign From Your Love
Syl Johnson I Wanna Know
Syl Johnson Well Oh Well
Syl Johnson Please Please Please
Syl Johnson I’m Looking For My Baby
Syl Johnson She’s All Right
Syl Johnson I Know
Syl Johnson A Half Love
Syl Johnson I’ve Been Talked About
Syl Johnson This Heart Of Mine
Syl Johnson Falling In Love Again
Syl Johnson I’ve Got To Get Over
Syl Johnson Straight Love, No Chaser
Syl Johnson Surrounded
Syl Johnson Try Me
Syl Johnson Half A Love
Syl Johnson Do You Know What Love Is
Syl Johnson The Love I Found In You
Syl Johnson Do You Know What Love Is (Alt.)
Syl Johnson Things Ain’t Right
Syl Johnson Come On Sock It To Me
Syl Johnson Different Strokes
Syl Johnson Sorry ’Bout Dat
Syl Johnson Ode To Soul Man
Syl Johnson I’ll Take Those Skinny Legs
Syl Johnson Send Me Some Lovin’
Syl Johnson Soul Drippin’
Syl Johnson Fox Hunting On The Weekend
Syl Johnson Try Me [1968]
Syl Johnson I Feel An Urge
Syl Johnson Love Condition
Syl Johnson My Funky Band
Syl Johnson Sockin’ Soul Power
Syl Johnson Double Whammy (Abaccadaba)
Syl Johnson Dresses Too Short
Syl Johnson I Can Take Care Of Business
Syl Johnson Same Kind Of Thing
Syl Johnson I’ve Got The Real Thing
Syl Johnson Take Me Back
Syl Johnson I Can Take Care Of Homework
Syl Johnson Let Them Hang High
Syl Johnson Don’t Give It Away
Syl Johnson Going To The Shack
Syl Johnson Is It Because I’m Black
Syl Johnson Concrete Reservation
Syl Johnson Together Forever
Syl Johnson Come Together
Syl Johnson Black Balloons
Syl Johnson Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Syl Johnson I’m Talkin’ Bout Freedom
Syl Johnson Right On
Syl Johnson Everybody Needs Love
Syl Johnson One Way Ticket To Nowhere
Syl Johnson Kiss By Kiss
Syl Johnson Thank You Baby
Syl Johnson We Do It Together
Syl Johnson Try My Love
Syl Johnson That’s Why
Syl Johnson Get Ready
Syl Johnson The Way You Do The Things You Do
Syl Johnson Annie Got Hot Pants Power
Syl Johnson Wouldn’t Change My Lady
Syl Johnson All I Need Is Someone Like You
Syl Johnson Let’s Start All Over Again
Syl Johnson Hot Pants Lady
Syl Johnson Wiggle In Your Hips
Syl Johnson Your Love Is Good For Me
Syl Johnson Trying To Get To You
Syl Johnson Soul Strokes
Syl Johnson Hot Pants Annie Pt. 2
Syl Johnson Soul Heaven

Joining Otis, Wilson, and Percy, plus both Sam and Dave, is a new deity in the eternal soul pantheon. Take it from Syl Johnson himself: “This box set is the history of a masterful artist whose time has just arrived.” The self-proclaimed “most sampled artist ever,” Syl finally gets his due on this 4CD+6LP box covering his most productive period, 1959 through 1972. Collected for the first time are all of Syl’s Federal, Twinight, Zachron, Special Agent, Cha Cha, and TMP-Ting 45s, plus period cuts from his Japan-only LP Goodie Goodie Good Times, and a murderer’s grip of previously unreleased and little-heard out-takes. Lovingly remastered from the original source tapes, these 81 songs never sounded sharper, clearer, or funkier. And historian Bill Dahl’s comprehensive track-by-track annotations bring deep-research backstory to every one.

Our handsomely detailed and artfully crafted 40 page, 12” x 12” booklet also features a 13,000-word biography, scores of unpublished photos, a must-read index covering the history of every Syl-sampling artist (paid-up or otherwise), and the most complete and accurate discography you’re likely to find in this universe. Packaged to deliver top-quality vinyl and CDs together, along with replica LP pressings of both the original Is It Because I’m Black and Dresses Too Short albums, Complete Mythology, five years in the making, makes up for every lost nanosecond by being the definitive Syl Johnson document.

6xLP+4xCD

6 150g LPs
6 direct to board LP jackets
1 12" x 12" tip-on CD folder
1 12” x 12” 48 page book
1 wrapped slipcase


TRACK LIST

Syl Johnson Teardrops
Syl Johnson They Who Love
Syl Johnson I’ve Got Love
Syl Johnson Lonely Man
Syl Johnson I Need Love
Syl Johnson I’ve Got To Find My Baby
Syl Johnson (She’s So Fine) I Just Gotta Make Her Mine
Syl Johnson Little Sally Walker
Syl Johnson I Resign From Your Love
Syl Johnson I Wanna Know
Syl Johnson Well Oh Well
Syl Johnson Please Please Please
Syl Johnson I’m Looking For My Baby
Syl Johnson She’s All Right
Syl Johnson I Know
Syl Johnson A Half Love
Syl Johnson I’ve Been Talked About
Syl Johnson This Heart Of Mine
Syl Johnson Falling In Love Again
Syl Johnson I’ve Got To Get Over
Syl Johnson Straight Love, No Chaser
Syl Johnson Surrounded
Syl Johnson Try Me
Syl Johnson Half A Love
Syl Johnson Do You Know What Love Is
Syl Johnson The Love I Found In You
Syl Johnson Do You Know What Love Is (Alt.)
Syl Johnson Things Ain’t Right
Syl Johnson Come On Sock It To Me
Syl Johnson Different Strokes
Syl Johnson Sorry ’Bout Dat
Syl Johnson Ode To Soul Man
Syl Johnson I’ll Take Those Skinny Legs
Syl Johnson Send Me Some Lovin’
Syl Johnson Soul Drippin’
Syl Johnson Fox Hunting On The Weekend
Syl Johnson Try Me [1968]
Syl Johnson I Feel An Urge
Syl Johnson Love Condition
Syl Johnson My Funky Band
Syl Johnson Sockin’ Soul Power
Syl Johnson Double Whammy (Abaccadaba)
Syl Johnson Dresses Too Short
Syl Johnson I Can Take Care Of Business
Syl Johnson Same Kind Of Thing
Syl Johnson I’ve Got The Real Thing
Syl Johnson Take Me Back
Syl Johnson I Can Take Care Of Homework
Syl Johnson Let Them Hang High
Syl Johnson Don’t Give It Away
Syl Johnson Going To The Shack
Syl Johnson Is It Because I’m Black
Syl Johnson Concrete Reservation
Syl Johnson Together Forever
Syl Johnson Come Together
Syl Johnson Black Balloons
Syl Johnson Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Syl Johnson I’m Talkin’ Bout Freedom
Syl Johnson Right On
Syl Johnson Everybody Needs Love
Syl Johnson One Way Ticket To Nowhere
Syl Johnson Kiss By Kiss
Syl Johnson Thank You Baby
Syl Johnson We Do It Together
Syl Johnson Try My Love
Syl Johnson That’s Why
Syl Johnson Get Ready
Syl Johnson The Way You Do The Things You Do
Syl Johnson Annie Got Hot Pants Power
Syl Johnson Wouldn’t Change My Lady
Syl Johnson All I Need Is Someone Like You
Syl Johnson Let’s Start All Over Again
Syl Johnson Hot Pants Lady
Syl Johnson Wiggle In Your Hips
Syl Johnson Your Love Is Good For Me
Syl Johnson Trying To Get To You
Syl Johnson Soul Strokes
Syl Johnson Hot Pants Annie Pt. 2
Syl Johnson Soul Heaven
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