Numero Group: By The Numbers


Echoes of Syl Johnson
February 16, 2012, 10:52 am
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On Saturday night Syl Johnson played Los Angeles for the first time in 30 years. If you were there, you saw a remarkable 90 minute show from a masterful performer. We’ve been watching this seventy-six-year old for the last three years and can’t ever remember a time when he played so long and so hard. Afterwards it looked like he might just keel over. He had to sit during “Is It Because I’m Black,” but was somehow more engaging as a result. Enjoy.


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I’m not a traveler. This is as close as I’ll ever get to Syl or to a Numero show, so thank you. Engaging indeed. And he seemed to energize himself along the way.

Comment by Jessi Hance

He just won’t quit with that coat grabbbing “holding me back” move! Just about does a 360 so everybody can see, haha. Great performance though, it was same on his last tour of australia, the best bits were where he sat down and played lotsa guitar…

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