2009 Apr by Burlesque of North America
Just got back from a weekend in Chicago to see the Eccentric Soul Revue. BRLSQ blog devotees will recall the poster I designed for the show a few months ago and typed about here. If you don't remember and don't feel like clicking, here's the poster: Awesome sign above the Park West Theater: The lineup for the night: Renaldo Domino. I was trying to get a good photo of his killer name buckle, but I'm no Wes Winship and my partytime photo skills are elementary. The Notations. Sweet, sweet soul in four party harmony. All of the singers were backed by Chicago's own JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, filled out with a string and horn section. They did a hell of a job of keeping the night not only sounding good, but flowing super smoothly from singer to singer. The man of the hour, Mr. Syl Johnson! He's an incredible performer. 100% dynamite. He performed a lot of songs I was hoping he would, including ""Conrete Reservation"" (which he's only done live a handful of times), ""Come On Sock it to Me,"" the breakbeat classic ""Different Strokes,"" and ""Is It Because I'm Black?"" Syl performing ""Come On Sock it to Me"" Make sure you're sitting down for this one... Syl and the Uptown Sound hit it TEN TIMES: Syl Johnson listing all the rappers who sampled the intro to ""Different Strokes"" The Numero Group merch table, featuring the Brotherman poster and the Eccentric Soul Revue poster, both designed and printed by us! The Eccentric Soul Revue poster will be going onsale at our online store this Thursday along with Aaron Horkey's INITFEST 2009 poster! Be there!
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