During his 8-year tenure at Hi Records, Johnson released records in the shadows of both Al Green and Ann Peebles. But within his canon, there were some real soul gems. Off his 1973 LP Back For A Taste Of Your Love, ‘I Hate I Walked Away’ is such an example – smooth vocals with an incredible string instrumentation. Syl is a fine way to usher in the holidays, when I’ll be taking a hiatus. Back in a week or so. Until then. Happy Easter.