The Deacons

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The Deacons -- not to be confused with the San Diego, CA, blues band of the same name -- was the backing band of Chicago soul legend Syl Johnson and included his brother, guitarist Jimmy Johnson. Their…
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The Deacons -- not to be confused with the San Diego, CA, blues band of the same name -- was the backing band of Chicago soul legend Syl Johnson and included his brother, guitarist Jimmy Johnson. Their sole charting single was an instrumental version of Syl Johnson's classic "Sock It to Me." The single issued by Shama Records made it to number 24 R&B on Billboard's chart in late 1968.