Numero Group: By The Numbers

Jim O’Neal comes through
May 4, 2010, 9:10 pm
Filed under: Syl Johnson | Tags: , ,

We’ve been bugging the former founder/publisher of Living Blues for the last year about rumored cache of period Syl Johnson photos for possible use in our upcoming box. Today, seemingly out of nowhere, one amazing photo turned up in our inbox:

What makes this photo so special? It’s only the third we’ve found of a candid Syl. We’ve got dozens of posed shots (an incredible wealth, actually), but Syl in the field has been an elusive buck. This and about 50 more are set for release in mid-September.

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Comment by Double K

That’s a drawing of a picture we’ve never seen. Probably not Syl. Rest assured, that pic sleeve is in the box however.

Comment by numerogroup

Let me know if you want a high res scan of it.

Comment by Double K

Here is a phone number for him….1773-548-6784.
He is the kindest, most hard working soul singer I ever met and I should know I sued to have a booking agency called Sweet Home Chicago Blues in the 80.s. He is also the most intelligent person who has restaurants and real estate. I actually ran into him taking the “EL” which in Chicago is the subway. He told me he had to go to city hall and did not want to park. We stood on the underground listening to some young Afro-American guy singing and playing piano and Syl dug into his jeans and gave him some moola….No that is CLASS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> and what a voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by Jillina Arrigo-Pope

Here’s one from Jet Magazine in ’67

and the Soul Brother chart in the same magazine

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