There's one thing that separates Chicago’s Syleena Johnson from so many of today’s soul pretenders: raw, honest emotion. Johnson, whose father, r&b vocalist Syl Johnson recorded on the same Hi label as the Rev. Al Green, sings with such gritty conviction, that it’s impossible to doubt her. “Faithful to You” and “Guitars of the Heart” are dreamy, romantic numbers, while “Guess What” reads the riot act to a lazy lover. But Johnson is at her provocative best on sexy, steamy numbers like “No Words” and “Tonight I’m Gonna Let Go.” Red hot.