Johnnie Taylor

Johnnie Taylor

Real Name:
Johnnie Harrison Taylor
Profile:
Gospel/r&b/soul singer, born 5 May 1937 in Crawfordsville, Arkansas, died 31 May 2000 in Dallas, Texas.

He started his career in the mid-1950s as a member of gospel group The Highway QC's but left that group in 1957 to replace Sam Cooke as lead vocalist for The Soul Stirrers.

Taylor has been active as a solo artist since the early 1960s, first at Sam Cooke's SAR Records, later at the Stax label where he had a string of hits. His best known song from that period is probably "Who's Making Love" (1968).

Following the bankruptcy of Stax in 1976 he signed at Columbia where he recorded his biggest hit "Disco Lady" (1976), the first single to be rewarded with a platinum record in the US (for selling 2 million copies).

After a brief period at Beverly Glen Music in the early 1980s he signed at Malaco Records in 1984 where he would record until his death.

Please see Little Johnny Taylor, easily confused as contemporary & near namesake who hit with "Part Time Love" in 1963.
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Johnnie Taylor Discography

Albums

Johnnie Taylor Wanted One Soul Singer (Album) Stax US 1967 Sell This Version
715 Johnnie Taylor Wanted One Soul Singer(LP, Mono, Promo) Stax 715 US 1967 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love (Album) Stax US 1968 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues (Album) Stax US 1969 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Raw Blues (Album) Stax US 1969 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor One Step Beyond (Album) Stax US 1970 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Taylored In Silk (Album) Stax UK 1973 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Super Taylor (Album) Stax US 1974 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Eargasm (Album) Columbia Japan 1976 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Rated Extraordinaire (Album) Columbia US 1977 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Reflections (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Disco 9000 (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (Album) Columbia US 1977 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Ever Ready (Album) Columbia UK 1978 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor She's Killing Me (Album) Columbia US 1979 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor A New Day (Album) Columbia US 1980 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Just Ain't Good Enough (Album) Beverly Glen Music, Beverly Glen Music US 1982 Sell This Version
MALACO 7421 Johnnie Taylor This Is Your Night(LP, Album) Malaco Records MALACO 7421 US 1984 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Wall To Wall (Album) Malaco Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Lover Boy (Album) Malaco Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor In Control (Album) Malaco Records US 1988 Sell This Version
MAL 7452 Johnnie Taylor Crazy 'bout You(LP, Album) Malaco Records MAL 7452 US 1989 Sell This Version
MAL 7460 Johnnie Taylor I Know It's Wrong But I Just Can't Do Right(LP) Malaco Records MAL 7460 US 1991 Sell This Version
MAL 2008 Bobby Bland, Denise LaSalle, Johnnie Taylor, Mosley & Johnson Bobby Bland, Denise LaSalle, Johnnie Taylor, Mosley & Johnson - Blues From The Montreux Jazz Festival (LP) Malaco Records MAL 2008 US 1991 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor Real Love (Album) Malaco Records US 1993 Sell This Version
MCD7480 Johnnie Taylor Good Love!(CD) Malaco Records MCD7480 US 1996 Sell This Version