Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black [LP] (180 Gram, 50th Anniversary Edition)

Coming hot on the heels of his first full length, the self-proclaimed ''most sampled artist of all time'' released the groundbreaking black concept LP Is It Because I'm Black a full 13 months before Marvin Gaye asked What's Going On? Rumbling hard past any notion of a sophomore jinx, Syl delivered a bracing, inspiring, and politically charged R&B document.

''The 'lost' voice that cut the deepest, burned the hardest, and kept the best pace with the hall-of-famers.''
-Jonathan Lethem

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