Album of the Month: Syleena Johnson shines on "Rebirth of Soul"

The iconic Etta James once said about authentic soul and blues music, "You can't fake this music. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them."  Syleena Johnson is one of those undeniable talents whose unfaltering truth shines through every note she sings. She’s also become a TV star, with fans galor for her work on R&B Divas: Atlanta, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" and the daily live talk show Sister Circle.

Shanachie Entertainment has now released Rebirth of Soul, a recording that Syleena has long wanted to bring to fruition. Conceived and produced by her father, the legendary soul/blues singer and producer Syl Johnson, whose original hit version of "Take Me To The River" was covered by Al Green and Talking Heads. Everyone from Jay-Z and Kanye West to Wu-Tang and Usher has sampled Syl Johnson's recordings.

The iconic Etta James once said about authentic soul and blues music, "You can't fake this music. It's how you connect to the songs and to the history behind them."  Syleena Johnson is one of those undeniable talents whose unfaltering truth shines through every note she sings. She’s also become a TV star, with fans galor for her work on R&B Divas: Atlanta, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars" and the daily live talk show Sister Circle.

Shanachie Entertainment has now released Rebirth of Soul, a recording that Syleena has long wanted to bring to fruition. Conceived and produced by her father, the legendary soul/blues singer and producer Syl Johnson, whose original hit version of "Take Me To The River" was covered by Al Green and Talking Heads. Everyone from Jay-Z and Kanye West to Wu-Tang and Usher has sampled Syl Johnson's recordings.

Rebirth Of Soul features Syleena Johnson's searing interpretations of classic R&B songs, mainly from the Fifties and Sixties, recorded in real time with live musicians just the way "real music" used to be made.

It is an album that reminds us again just what a special performer Syleena is. And we’re extremely proud to present it as our newest SoulTracks Album of the Month. Check out Rebirth of Soul below and welcome back Syleena Johnson!

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check out Rebirth of Soul at Amazon.com

 

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