9 thoughts on “ Come Together - Syl Johnson - Dresses Too Short / Is It Because Im Black (CD) ”

  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Dresses Too Short / Is It Because I'm Black on Discogs/5(7).
  2. The "Dresses Too Short" part is high-quality, high-energy, if somewhat generic soul music; "Is It Because I'm Black," which is much funkier and more political, is a bona fide classic. The title track and Syl's version of "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" are standouts, but the whole album is great/5(3).
  3. Single-disc reissue combining Johnson's rare initial two albums, originally released on Twinight in and His debut, Dresses Too Short, was a decent but derivative mix of cheery, uptempo Southern soul, somewhat in the mold of Joe Tex (in fact one of the cuts, "I'll Take Those Skinny Legs," and is an obvious takeoff of Tex's hit "Skinny Legs and All").9/
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Is It Because I'm Black on Discogs/5.
  5. Dresses Too Short / Is It Because I’m Black Syl Johnson. Released Dresses Too Short / Is It Because I’m Black Tracklist. 3. This Time Together by Father and Daughter.
  6. Syl Johnson's first album, Dresses Too Short, was fairly innocuous good-time soul, but he'd obviously been doing some thinking about the world around him in the interim between that and his second release. Is It Because I'm Black is characterized by socially conscious songwriting, especially in the seven-and-a-half-minute title track, an elongated, serious statement of black pride with a sad.
  7. May 08,  · Songs from his first album (“Dresses Too Short”) are also thrown on here.. All in all, this CD should have been a celebration, instead it’s a mess. In fact, the liner notes almost make me think that old Syl (at 70 years now) may be a bit drug-addled or absent-minded and in need of some cash, because the whole thing is a pretty shoddy product.
  8. Sam Cooke - A change is gonna come () - Janis Joplin - Work me lord () - Aaron Neville - Tell it Like it is () - Syl Johnson - Is it because i'm black () by Rafael Lechowski.
  9. Johnson has been one of the most sampled artists, largely from "Different Strokes" and "Is It Because I'm Black". He feels passionately that taking music from an original artist without proper compensation constitutes theft [8] and has sued other artists for copyright infringement.

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