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

S 715 Johnnie Taylor Wanted One Soul Singer (Album) Stax S 715 US 1967 Sell This Version
STS 2005 Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love (Album) Stax STS 2005 US 1968 Sell This Version
STS 2023 Johnnie Taylor The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues (Album) Stax STS 2023 US 1969 Sell This Version
STS 2008 Johnnie Taylor Raw Blues (Album) Stax STS 2008 US 1969 Sell This Version
STS-2030 Johnnie Taylor One Step Beyond (Album) Stax STS-2030 US 1970 Sell This Version
STX 1012 Johnnie Taylor Taylored In Silk (Album) Stax STX 1012 UK 1973 Sell This Version
STS-5509 Johnnie Taylor Super Taylor (Album) Stax STS-5509 US 1974 Sell This Version
25AP51 Johnnie Taylor Eargasm (Album) Columbia 25AP51 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
APL1-2527 Johnnie Taylor Reflections (Album) RCA Victor APL1-2527 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CBS 81757 Johnnie Taylor Rated Extraordinaire (Album) Columbia CBS 81757 UK 1977 Sell This Version
PS 35004 Johnnie Taylor Disco 9000 (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (Album) Columbia PS 35004 US 1977 Sell This Version
82776 Johnnie Taylor Ever Ready (Album) Columbia 82776 UK 1978 Sell This Version
JC 36061 Johnnie Taylor She's Killing Me (Album) Columbia JC 36061 US 1979 Sell This Version
JC 36548 Johnnie Taylor A New Day (Album) Columbia JC 36548 US 1980 Sell This Version
BG-10001, BG 10001 Johnnie Taylor Just Ain't Good Enough (Album) Beverly Glen Music, Beverly Glen Music BG-10001, BG 10001 US 1982 Sell This Version
MALACO 7421 Johnnie Taylor This Is Your Night(LP, Album) Malaco Records MALACO 7421 US 1984 Sell This Version
MAL LP003 Johnnie Taylor Wall To Wall (Album) Malaco Records MAL LP003 UK 1985 Sell This Version
MAL 7440 Johnnie Taylor Lover Boy (Album) Malaco Records MAL 7440 US 1987 Sell This Version
MAL 7446 CD Johnnie Taylor In Control (Album) Malaco Records MAL 7446 CD 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
MAL 7472 Johnnie Taylor Real Love (Album) Malaco Records MAL 7472 US 1993 Sell This Version
MCD7480 Johnnie Taylor Good Love!(CD) Malaco Records MCD7480 US 1996 Sell This Version
MCD 7499 Johnnie Taylor Gotta Get The Groove Back(CD, Album) Malaco Records MCD 7499 US 1999 Sell This Version