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Syl Johnson - Uptown Shakedown album mp3

Syl Johnson - Uptown Shakedown album mp3

Performer: Syl Johnson
Title: Uptown Shakedown
Country: US
Released: 1979
Style: Soul, Funk
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 150
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More albums from Syl Johnson: Brings Out The Blues In Me by Syl Johnson. Dresses Too Short by Syl Johnson. Diamond In The Rough by Syl Johnson. Is It Because I’m Black by Syl Johnson. Back For A Taste Of Your Love by Syl Johnson. Two Johnsons Are Better Than One by Syl Johnson. Bridge To Legacy by Syl Johnson. Total Explosion by Syl Johnson. View all albums . Uptown Shakedown. By: Syl Johnson (1979, Funk, Soul).

Uptown Shakedown ‎(LP, Album). Uptown Shakedown ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM). Solid Records (6). CDSOL-5055.

Syl Johnson - Back For A Taste Of Your Love.

Syl Johnson: Uptown Shakedown Some worthy soul veterans turn disco into commercial or even artistic regeneration. For Johnson, who here abandons the rough, bluesy intensity of Total Explosion, disco means compromised. Mystery Lady" (she wears a mask) and "Let's Dance for Love" affect post-hustle hipness but don't achieve it, lyrically or musically, which may be why the Otis Redding medley and the Brenton Wood cover sound so half-assed.

Uptown Shakedown - Syl Johnson. Songs: 7. Artist: Syl Johnson. Songs: Syl Johnson - Mystery Lady 05:48. Syl Johnson - Let's Dance for Love 04:38. Syl Johnson - Gimme Little Sign 03:50. Syl Johnson - You're The Star of the Show 04:27. Syl Johnson - Blue Water 04:17. Syl Johnson - Who's Gonna Love You 04:34. Syl Johnson - Otis Redding Medley 08:47.

Sylvester "Syl" Johnson (born July 1, 1936) is an American blues and soul singer and record producer. Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, he moved with his family to Chicago in 1950, where blues guitarist Magic Sam was his next-door neighbor. Johnson sang and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and Howlin' Wolf in the 1950s. He recorded with Jimmy Reed for Vee-Jay in 1959.

Fat Possum US. Syl JOHNSON. Uptown Shakedown (reissue). Fat Possum US. Format: LP + MP3 download code Cat: FPH 13471 Released: 02 Jun 17 Genre: Soul.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mystery Lady
Written-By – H. Winn*, M. Gibbons*
A2 Let's Dance For Love
Written-By – J. Moore*
A3 Gimme Little Sign
Written-By – A. Smith*, H. Winn*, J. Hooven*
A4 You're The Star Of The Show
Written-By – J. Moore*, S. Johnson*
B1 Blue Water
Written-By – M. James*
B2 Who's Gonna Love You
Written-By – C. Ivey*, T. Brasfield*
Otis Redding Medley 8:58
B3-1 Respect
Written-By – O. Redding*
B3-2 Wholesale Love
Written-By – O. Redding*
B3-3 Snatch A Little Piece
Written-By – O. Redding*
B3-4 I Can't Turn You Loose
Written-By – O. Redding*
B3-5 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
Written-By – O. Redding*, S. Cropper*
B3-6 (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Written-By – O. Redding*, S. Cropper*


  • Arranged By – Mark Gibbons*
  • Backing Vocals – Bob Mack, Judi Brown*, Maxine Willard*, Roger Henerly-Saint*, Stephanie Spruill
  • Bass – Eddie Watkins*
  • Drums – James Gadson
  • Engineer – Jerry Barnes
  • Guitar – Greg Poree
  • Keyboards – Mark Gibbons*, Patrick Moten
  • Percussion – Melvin Webb
  • Photography By – Jerry Simmons
  • Producer – Hal Winn, Jerry Barnes, Mark Gibbons*
  • Soloist, Flugelhorn – Harry Kim
  • Soloist, Guitar – George Doering
  • Soloist, Saxophone – Joel Peskin
  • Written-By – O. Redding* (tracks: B3), S. Cropper* (tracks: B3 (Index Tracks 5 & 6))

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HLP 6010 Syl Johnson Uptown Shakedown ‎(LP, Album) Hi Records HLP 6010 US 1979
CR. 8541 Syl Johnson Uptown Shakedown ‎(LP) Cream Records CR. 8541 France 1979
FPH1347-1 Syl Johnson Uptown Shakedown ‎(LP, Album, RE) Fat Possum Records FPH1347-1 US 2017
CDSOL-5055 Syl Johnson Uptown Shakedown ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Solid Records CDSOL-5055 Japan 2012
HLP 6010 Syl Johnson Uptown Shakedown ‎(LP, Album, P/Mixed) Hi Records HLP 6010 US 1979

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