Organic gardens and
white judges, yo.
By Blurt Staff
Soul legend Syl Johnson turns up in the latest issue of
BLURT (issue #9, with Of Montreal on the cover), talking about his career and
the new boxed set Syl Johnson: The
Complete Mythology from the venerable Numero
Group. He even talks about the origin of his distinctive name
(“He [the label president at the time] said, ‘Sylvester Thompson sounds like a
governor or something.’ So he changed it. He said that will be a stage name – like
B.B. King or Satchmo. So Syl Johnson it was.”) so check it out, you won’t be
Meanwhile, though, Syl’s also been talking to the BBC about everything from Wu-Tang to property
rights to his organic garden to white judges. Numero
Group has the audio clip posted at their site so go right
here to listen to it. You definitely won’t be disappointed.