Numero Group: By The Numbers

Syl Johnson covers
August 15, 2011, 6:58 pm
Filed under: Grand Bahama Goombay, Syl Johnson | Tags: ,

Last year when we issued Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology, we pressed up a 45 of two obscure Syl covers and tossed them in free if you mail ordered the record (we still have some). We had made a short list of covers, and desperately wanted to included a smoking version of “Same Kind of Thing” by Smokey 007 & the Exciters. More studios followers of the Numero Group may recall that Smokey was both the cousin and chief rival of Jay Mitchell, battling fiercely for the crown of top performer in the Bahamas in the 1970s. Alas, Smokey is dead and the 45 was impossible to source. Today, our very own Rob Sevier brought home a copy of said 45, and we’ve added it to the Numero vault of curiosities. Give a listen below:

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oh my goodness.

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