As Syl Johnson approached the end of his third decade in the entertainment business, the artist-songwriter-producer-label owner-restauranteur was at an artistic crossroads. His soul man and Memphis years were behind him, Wu-Tang and an unlikely Grammy nomination a ways off in the distance. His December 1988 LP Foxy Brown found Syl as a middle-aged bluesman in search of a hit. Sadly, his polished, throwback approach found little purchase in the market, a shame as “Tripping On Your Love” is a masterstroke of synth-y future funk.
- Syl Johnson Tripping On Your Love