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Syl Johnson
The Complete Syl Johnson On Hi Records

Compil. UK 2000 on Hi Records label

A combination of 4 albums with their original track lists and running order on one release, plus bonus tracks. Standard 2 disc Jewel Case with hinged tray. Includes 12 page insert booklet with credits, biography and photographs. Original albums: Back For A Taste Of Your Love 1973 Diamond In The Rough 1974 Total Explosion 1975 - spans end of Disc 1 and start of Disc 2. Uptown Shakedown 1978 Tracks 1-1 to 2- recorded at Royal Recording Studios, 1320 South Laudersale, Memphis, Tennessee. ℗ & © 2000 Cream/Hi Records Inc. A product of Cream Records Inc, USA. Issued under licence to Demon Music Group Ltd. Marketed by Demon / Westside, London, NW6 1TB. Demon Records is a division of the Demon Music Group Ltd. Manufactured in England.

PortraitSyl Johnson voc, g, h, *1936 US
album by, written by, harmonica, guitar, guitar solo
Mark William Gibbons org, p, ep, US
arranged by, arrangements, keyboards, producer, written by
PortraitJames Mitchell sax, uke, str, 1931-2000 US
arranged by, strings & horns, baritone saxophone
PortraitWillie Mitchell tr, key, *1928 US
arranged by, strings & horns, engineer, producer, written by
Farmlett, Barsanti & Assoc.
artwork, album art direction - back for a taste of your love, photography by, back for a taste of your love
Harry Farmlett
artwork, album art direction - back for a taste of your love, photography by, back for a taste of your love
Vincent Biondi
artwork, album art direction - back for a taste of your love, photography by, back for a taste of your love
Bob Mack g, bvoc,
backing vocals, background vocals
Judy Brown voc,
backing vocals, background vocals
PortraitMaxine Willard Waters bvoc, voc, US
backing vocals, background vocals
PortraitRoger St. Kenerly bvoc, US
backing vocals, background vocals
PortraitStephanie Spruill bvoc, perc, US
backing vocals, background vocals
PortraitRhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes
backing vocals, vocal background
PortraitEddie N. Watkins Jr. b,
PortraitLeroy Hodges b, *1950 US
bass, written by
PortraitHoward Grimes dr, perc, *1941 US
drums, written by
PortraitJames Gadson dr, voc, *1939 US
PortraitHarry Kim tr, str,
PortraitGreg Poree g, US
PortraitMabon "Teenie" Hodges g, b, 1945-2014 US
guitar, written by
PortraitGeorge Doering g, US
guitar, soloist
PortraitPatrick Moten key, 1957-1999 US
PortraitCharles Hodges org, p, US
organ, piano, written by
PortraitMelvin Webb dr, cng, tim, US
PortraitArchie Turner key, p, *1946
piano, written by
PortraitEarl Randle US
piano, written by
PortraitJoel Peskin ts, as, US
The Memphis Strings
strings, strings section
PortraitAndrew Love ts, sax, 1941-2012 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitEd Logan sax, 1945-2000 US
tenor saxophone
PortraitLewis Collins ts, fl,
tenor saxophone
PortraitJack Hale, Sr.
PortraitWayne Jackson tr, tb, *1941 US
PortraitRichard Evans b,
arranged by, arranger
J. Wilson
arranged by, horns
Glenn Ross artwork, album art direction - back for a taste of your love
Richard Kriegler artwork, album art direction - back for a taste of your love
Judith C. Schulman artwork, album art direction - diamond in the rough
Jerry Simmons artwork, album art direction - urban shakedown
Jerry Barnes engineer, producer
John Ridley liner notes
Hal Winn producer
Syl Johnson producer
Willie Mitchell producer
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Back For A Taste Of Your LoveSyl Johnson
2Back For A Taste Of Your LoveSyl JohnsonBrenda Thompson, Darryl Carter, Syl Johnson2:37
3I'm YoursSyl JohnsonBrenda Thompson, Darryl Carter, Syl Johnson2:55
4I Let A Good Girl GoSyl JohnsonEarl Randle4:21
5Anyway The Wind BlowsSyl JohnsonEarl Randle2:56
6You Don't Know MeSyl JohnsonCindy Walker, Eddy Arnold4:03
7Feelin FriskySyl JohnsonEarl Randle, Syl Johnson2:59
8We Did ItSyl JohnsonJohnny Moore2:36
9Wind, Blow Her Back My WaySyl JohnsonEarl Randle2:26
10I Hate I Walked AwaySyl JohnsonEarl Randle3:28
11The Love You Left BehindSyl JohnsonAl Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell2:46
12Bonus TracksSyl Johnson
13Anyone But YouSyl JohnsonJeff Barry2:36
14I Wanna Satisfy Your Every NeedSyl JohnsonJames L. Jones2:46
15Age Ain't Nothing But A NumberSyl JohnsonUnknown Artist2:31
16Diamond In The RoughSyl Johnson
17Let Yourself GoSyl JohnsonArchie Turner, Charles Hodges, Darryl Carter3:11
18Don't Do ItSyl JohnsonDarryl Carter, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges2:47
19I Want To Take You Home (To See Mama)Syl JohnsonBrenda Thompson, Darryl Carter2:38
20Could I Be Fallin' In LoveSyl JohnsonEarl Randle, Lawrence Seymour, Willie Mitchell, Yvonne Mitchell3:09
21Stuck In ChicagoSyl JohnsonEarl Cate2:52
22Diamond In The RoughSyl JohnsonDarryl Carter, Erma Clanton2:57
23Keepin' Down ConfusionSyl JohnsonDarryl Carter, Willie Mitchell2:43
24Please Don't Give Up On MeSyl JohnsonBettie Jarrett, Earl Randle2:36
25Music To My EarsSyl JohnsonCharles Hodges, Darryl Carter2:44
26I Hear The Love ChimesSyl JohnsonDarryl Carter, Earl Randle2:46
27Total ExplosionSyl Johnson
28I Only Have LoveSyl JohnsonEarl Randle, Lawrence Seymour, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Willie Mitchell3:05
29Bustin' Up Or Bustin' OutSyl JohnsonJames Fuller, Leroy Hodges, Marshall Jones4:24
30Star Bright Star LiteSyl JohnsonEarl Randle, Orielle Roberts2:56
31I Only Have LoveSyl JohnsonEarl Randle, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Willie Mitchell2:48
32Steppin' OutSyl JohnsonAndrew Hall, Earl Randle, Howard Grimes3:22
33Take Me To The RiverSyl JohnsonAl Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges3:04
34It Ain't EasySyl JohnsonEarl Randle, Lawrence Seymour, Willie Mitchell5:06
35'Bout To Make Me Leave HomeSyl JohnsonEarl Randle4:13
36That's Just My LuckSyl JohnsonEarl Randle, James Fuller, Marshall Jones, Willie Mitchell3:13
37Bonus TrackSyl Johnson
38Come On HomeSyl JohnsonUnknown Artist3:26
39Uptown ShakedownSyl Johnson
40Mystery LadySyl JohnsonJerry Winn, Mark William Gibbons6:00
41Let's Dance For LoveSyl JohnsonGray, Lewis, Johnny Moore4:47
42Gimme Little SignSyl JohnsonAlfred Smith, Jerry Winn, Joseph Hooven3:58
43You're The Star Of The ShowSyl JohnsonJohnny Moore, Syl Johnson4:38
44Blue WaterSyl JohnsonMark James4:25
45Who's Gonna Love You?Syl JohnsonClayton Ivey, Tommy Brasfield4:44
46Otis Redding MedleySyl Johnson9:05
47RespectSyl JohnsonOtis Redding
48Wholesale LoveSyl JohnsonOtis Redding
49Snatch A Little PieceSyl JohnsonOtis Redding
50I Can't Turn You LooseSyl JohnsonOtis Redding
51Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)Syl JohnsonOtis Redding, Steve Cropper
52(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The BaySyl JohnsonOtis Redding, Steve Cropper
53Bonus TracksSyl Johnson
54Fonk YouSyl JohnsonGerald Dickerson, James Bryant, Syl Johnson3:57
55That WiggleSyl JohnsonEarl Randle, Syl Johnson3:13
56Stand By MeSyl JohnsonBen E. King, Leiber & Stoller3:18
57MansqueezeSyl JohnsonUnknown Artist3:09
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