20 Years of Numero Group: From Syl Johnson to Blondie


Since 2003, Numero Group has championed talented, overshadowed artists across genres by reissuing their albums with care and creativity. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Numero Group founders Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley about the label’s history and working with everyone from Syl Johnson to Blondie. They’ll also share some of their favorite Numero tracks.

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Numero Group


As Numero Group celebrates its twentieth anniversary, Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley make a repeat appearance on Sound Opinions. The wide-ranging discussion addresses the label's more recent decision to release music from a wide range of genres beyond the soul and funk they began with. Recent releases cover punk, emo and even a Blondie box set.

Favorite Numero Tracks

Hosts Jim and Greg share a few of their favorite tracks from Numero releases and share the stories behind them.


  • Mick Farren & The New Wave, "Lost Johnny"
  • 94 East, "If You See Me"


  • Syl Johnson, "Concrete Reservation"
  • Jackie Shane, "Any Other Way"

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