Syl Johnson

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

Special Agent : 200

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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-

Key: View



Not only a flawless attractive and very elusive slice of Chicago but also the highly coveted ( SP-1 ) mix in glorious condition.

Syl's searing vocal is given a meaty arrangement to harness himself to; a fluid piano and brass backdrop conjured up by Chuck Bernard and Burgess Gardner. The ( SP-1 ) mix starts with an insistent banging piano rhythms, ideal for summoning up the dancers to the floor. Then those street-level Chicago horns beef up proceedings as cultured 60's Chicago Soul unfolds before you; taking you on a soulful gravel-coated road of distilled Northern Soul driven by the unmistakable persona of Syl Johnson .

A tune, that is brilliant in it's uncompromising approach, whilst still retaining its soulful integrity by not becoming a "shouty" performance. 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 real-classic that hasn't suffered at the hands of bootleggers or the dreaded DJ over exposure. Still fresh, still inspiring especially when you drop the rare SP-1 mix, that very few NS Jocks can boast of owning.

What's not to love?

If you want to hear Syl's amazingly potent vocal range at it most-convincing the flipside is something to behold...

Condition Report

two clean labels, tiny bb drill, full gloss vinyl hardly a blemish, strong mint minus.

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, Illinois