Ulysses

Ulysses

Real Name:
Ulysses Johnson III
Profile:
"Ulysses", or Ulysses Johnson III, is a saxophonist from Chicago IL, known to the dance music community for his Large Records hit "I'm Leaving You" (1993).

Written and produced by his childhood friend Lil' John Coleman, it was originally just a jazzy House track with Ulysses' saxophone riffs, until John wrote a single verse of lyrics to the groove, and asked Ulysses to "sing" over the track. What came out of his mouth was a soulful yet raspy tone, reminiscent of Colonel Abrams or the late Teddy Pendergrass!

But the biggest credit goes to the legendary Louie Vega, who personally broke the track with an acetate copy given to him by Lil' John (the ONLY copy!) that he played at the Sound Factory Bar (NYC) and everywhere else... and the rest is history :-)
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Ulysses Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

LJ 007 Ulysses The Remixes(2x12", Promo, W/Lbl) Large Records LJ 007 US 1993 Sell This Version
LJ-003 Ulysses I'm Leavin' You(12") Large Records LJ-003 US 1993 Sell This Version
LJ 005 Ulysses Time For Change(12") Large Records LJ 005 US 1993 Sell This Version
LJ-015 Vital Signs Featuring Ulysses Vital Signs Featuring Ulysses - Love Wonder(12") Large Records LJ-015 US 1995 Sell This Version

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djliljohn

djliljohn

January 15, 2010
edited over 4 years ago
Okay everyone... ULYSSES is an actual saxophone player, and that's HIS real name, not my "alias" name, LOL!

I only wish I had put my OWN name in bold print as well, because most people have/had no idea that this was written & produced by me :-) No regrets, tho... Cheers!

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