Syl Johnson

Do You Know What Love Is ( SP 1 mix ) / The Love I Found In You

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  • Artist: Syl Johnson
  • A Side: Do You Know What Love Is ( SP 1 mix )
  • B Side: The Love I Found In You
  • Label: Special Agent
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Not only the attractive and very elusive WHITE PROMO press but also the coveted ( SP-1 ) mix in glorious condition.

Syl's searing vocal is given a meaty arrangement, a fluid piano and brass backdrop by Chuck Bernard and Burgess Gardner. The SP-1 one mix starts with insistent banging piano rhythms, ideal for summoning up the dancers to the floor. Then that street-level Chicago horns beef up the proceedings as Chicago culture unfolds; taking you on a soulful gravel-coated road of distilled Northern Soul.

A tune, that is brilliant in it's uncompromising approach, whilst still retaining its soulful integrity. A trademark for mid-60s Chicago Soul that has served the Northern Soul scene so well, over the last 5 decades.

Syl Johnson's rarest 45 by quite some way, undisputedly his finest Northern Soul offering and a classic that hasn't suffered at the hands of bootleggers or DJ over exposure. Still fresh, still inspiring especially when you drop the rare SP-1 mix that few NS Jocks can boast of owning.

What's not to love?

Condition Report

two clean labels, astonishingly flawless vinyl, this is a record our rarely encounter at this level of perfection.

A Side

  • Title: Do You Know What Love Is ( SP 1 mix )

    B Side

  • Title: The Love I Found In You
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Chicago, Il