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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Compilations

PCD-1409 Johnnie Taylor - The Highway QC's Featuring Johnnie Taylor album art The Highway QC's Featuring Johnnie Taylor The Highway QC's Featuring Johnnie Taylor - The Highway QC's Featuring Johnnie Taylor(CD, Comp) P-Vine Records PCD-1409 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CDSXD 051 Johnnie Taylor - Raw Blues/Little Bluebird album art Johnnie Taylor Raw Blues/Little Bluebird(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Stax CDSXD 051 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MCD 7463 Johnnie Taylor - The Best Of On Malaco Vol. 1 album art Johnnie Taylor The Best Of On Malaco Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Malaco Records MCD 7463 US 1992 Sell This Version
CDCHD 478 Johnnie Taylor - Heaven Is My Home album art The Soul Stirrers Featuring Paul Foster (2) And Johnnie Taylor The Soul Stirrers Featuring Paul Foster (2) And Johnnie Taylor - Heaven Is My Home(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Ace CDCHD 478 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CDSXD 108 Johnnie Taylor - The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues / One Step Beyond album art Johnnie Taylor The Johnnie Taylor Philosophy Continues / One Step Beyond(CD, Comp) Stax CDSXD 108 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor - Rated X-Traordinaire: The Best Of Johnnie Taylor album art Johnnie Taylor Rated X-Traordinaire: The Best Of Johnnie Taylor (Comp) Columbia, Legacy US 1996 Sell This Version
PCD-9010 Johnnie Taylor - Stop Half Loving These Women album art Johnnie Taylor Stop Half Loving These Women(CD, Album, Comp) Paula Records PCD-9010 US 1996 Sell This Version
SXCD 3104 Johnnie Taylor - Cheaper To Keep Her album art Johnnie Taylor Cheaper To Keep Her(CD, Comp) 601 Music SXCD 3104 US 1997 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor - Disco 9000 album art Johnnie Taylor Disco 9000 (Comp) Sony Music Special Products US 1998 Sell This Version
3SCD-4432-2 Johnnie Taylor - Lifetime - A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1965-1999 album art Johnnie Taylor Lifetime - A Retrospective Of Soul, Blues & Gospel 1965-1999(3xCD, Comp) Stax 3SCD-4432-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
WESA 875 Johnnie Taylor - Rated Extraordinaire - Disco 9000 (Original Soundtrack) album art Johnnie Taylor Rated Extraordinaire - Disco 9000 (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Comp) Westside WESA 875 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor - Stax Profiles album art Johnnie Taylor Stax Profiles (Comp) Stax Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Johnnie Taylor - The Very Best Of Johnnie Taylor album art Johnnie Taylor The Very Best Of Johnnie Taylor (Comp) Stax Japan 2007 Sell This Version
A 705465 Johnnie Taylor - Super Hits album art Johnnie Taylor Super Hits(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment A 705465 US 2007 Sell This Version
CD SBPJ 46 Johnnie Taylor - Rated Extraordinaire / Ever Ready album art Johnnie Taylor Rated Extraordinaire / Ever Ready(CD, Comp, RE) Soul Brother Records (3) CD SBPJ 46 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SOL-CD-1203 Johnnie Taylor - Best Of The Old & The New (The Complete Beverly Glen Music Sessions) album art Johnnie Taylor Best Of The Old & The New (The Complete Beverly Glen Music Sessions)(CD, Comp, RE) Solaris (2) SOL-CD-1203 US 2013 Sell This Version
SMCR 25124 Johnnie Taylor - She's Killing Me / A New Day album art Johnnie Taylor She's Killing Me / A New Day(CD, Comp) SoulMusic Records SMCR 25124 UK 2014 Sell This Version
STX00202 Johnnie Taylor - Stax Classics album art Johnnie Taylor Stax Classics(CD, Album, Comp) Stax STX00202 US 2017 Sell This Version
CDSML 8545 Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm & Rated Extraordinaire album art Johnnie Taylor Eargasm & Rated Extraordinaire(SACD, Hybrid, Comp, Quad, RM) Vocalion CDSML 8545 UK 2018 Sell This Version
A 24279 Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady album art Johnnie Taylor Disco Lady(CD, Album, Comp) Sony Music A 24279 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDSXD 132 Johnnie Taylor - Taylored in Silk/Super Taylor album art Johnnie Taylor Taylored in Silk/Super Taylor(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Stax CDSXD 132 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FCD-60-006 Johnnie Taylor - Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits album art Johnnie Taylor Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, Club, RE, RM) Stax FCD-60-006 US Unknown Sell This Version
TK-451 Johnnie Taylor - Various album art Johnnie Taylor / Four Tops / Smokey Robinson & The Miracles / James Brown Johnnie Taylor / Four Tops / Smokey Robinson & The Miracles / James Brown - Various(7", EP, Comp) TK Records (3) TK-451 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
STX 88047 Johnnie Taylor - Portrait album art Johnnie Taylor Portrait(2xLP, Comp) Stax STX 88047 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MCS 2525 Johnnie Taylor Good Love (The Remix)(Cass) Malaco Records MCS 2525 US 1996 Sell This Version