Syl Johnson – The Complete Mythology

David speaks with singer Syl Johnson who for decades had one of the most prolific but still unheralded careers in Soul and R&B. Though never a household name in the 1960s and 70s, his music captured new audience in the 90s and early 2000s with the help of hip-hop artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and the Geto Boys. In fact, his 1967 song “Different Strokes” has become one of the most sampled pieces in hip-hop’s history. A new box set was recently released to honor him and hopefully elevate his profile, it is called, “Syl Johnson: The Complete Mythology.”

Original Air Date: 03-29-2011