Friday, February 01, 2008

Johnson Power!

Syl Johnson - Annie Got Hot Pants Power (Pt. 1)

If any of the readers of this blog live in the Chicago area or intend to be in the Chicago area tomorrow, make sure to go to the Hideout and see Syl Johnson, the great supproting line-up named in the above poster and the East of Edens DJ duo, John Ciba and James Porter. The show is being put on by Ciba's Rabbit Factory concern and Impose magazine to raise money for the 7th annual Ponderosa Stomp. Syl's performances are pretty infrequent, so it's certainly worthwhile to go see him. (I saw him in 1999 and it was a great show.) To go along with this event, today's feature is one of Syl's latter Twinight singles. The funky "Annie Got Hot Pants Power" finds Syl extolling the awesomeness of the title character while a female chorus provides support and the groove chug-a-lugs along.

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