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Duke Arts Presents

Numero Group’s Eccentric Soul Revue featuring Syl Johnson, The Notations & Renaldo Domino

Saturday, November 19, 2011 | 8:00 pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham

In its flagship series, Eccentric Soul, the Numero Group of Chicago illuminates neglected soul gems through archival recordings and curated performances. This spectacular review reprises a storied tradition from the heydays of Motown and Stax: three vintage soul acts combine with one smoking band for a night of sweat-soaked entertainment.

The 1960s hit-maker Syl Johnson — a magnetic singer to rival Al Green — is enjoying a massive renaissance thanks to the Complete Mythology box set and a string of fantastic headlining performances. Curtis Mayfield protégés The Notations are a Temptations-style quartet with a rich four decade career, and Renaldo Domino is a best-kept-secret with a voice sweet as sugar. With vocal harmonies and backing by the Sweet Divines and their band, the authority and grit of authentic Chicago soul are revived at the Carolina Theatre.

Eccentric Soul Revue is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and the Carolina Theatre of Durham.