31 Oct Samuel Jonathan Johnson’s My Music arrives on vinyl this November
My Music is a stellar spiritual soul / jazz-funk gem, recorded by keyboardist-singer Samuel Jonathan Johnson in 1978. The epitome of a cult classic, it didn’t do much upon its release but steadily found an audience over the decades that followed. It eventually worked its way into the culture, and latterly the want-lists, of wave after wave of soul aficionados.
This is music that shares the jazzy R&B DNA of contemporaries like Roy Ayers and is an intoxicating blend of mellow moments and more groove-heavy tracks. Spacey keys and lush production give it a luxurious, enveloping warmth.
The record is respectfully mastered by Simon Francis and cut by the master Pete Norman, this reissue of Samuel Jonathan Johnson’s sole LP sounds as sumptuous as that scarlet gown on the front cover. The sleeve artwork was lovingly restored by the Be With team. My Music is a luxurious and rare collection of songs that now has an opportunity to reach beyond its cult audience.
Head here to order Samuel Jonathan Johnson’s My Music ahead of its release on November 29. Also do take the time to check out the artwork and track list.
1. My Music
2. What The World Needs Now Is Love
3. Sweet Love
4. Because I Love You
5. It Ain’t Easy
2. Just Us
3. Yesterdays And Tomorrow
4. Thank You Mother Dear
5. Reason For The Reason