Gloria Taylor

Gloria Taylor

Real Name:
Gloria Ann Taylor
Profile:
Gloria Ann Taylor (born 1944) is an American R&B and soul singer born in West Virginia.
Gloria began singing in clubs in the early 1960s and was discovered by Walter Whisenhunt, who had worked as a promoter and production manager with James Brown. Whisenhunt became her manager and record producer, and the pair soon married.
Her first records (as Gloria Taylor) were issued on the King Soul label in Detroit, before she had her first and biggest chart success with "You Got to Pay the Price", released on Shelby Singleton's Silver Fox label. The record reached #9 on the Billboard R&B chart and #49 on the pop chart in late 1969, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, won that year by Aretha Franklin.
Taylor and Whisenhunt moved to California, and recorded for Columbia Records before Whisenhunt started his own label, Selector Sound. By 1977 Taylor's career had stalled, and the couple's marriage failed.
Taylor returned to Toledo to raise her children, found other work, and sang only in her church, never recording or performing professionally again.
In 2015, after several years of negotiations, Ubiquity / Luv N' Haight reissued many of her recordings and Taylor announced her desire to return to performing.
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Artist

Gloria Taylor Discography Tracks

Albums

Walter "Whiz" Whisenhunt Orchestra* Featuring Gloria Ann Taylor* Walter "Whiz" Whisenhunt Orchestra* Featuring Gloria Ann Taylor* - Walter "Whiz" Whisenhunt Orchestra Featuring Gloria Ann Taylor Music Gallery Recordings, Selector Sound Italy 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AR-493 Gloria Taylor You Might Need Me Another Day/Poor Unfortunate Me(7", Single) King Soul AR-493 US 1968 Sell This Version
AR 865 Gloria Taylor Born A Woman / Do Your Duty(7", Single) King Soul AR 865 US 1968 Sell This Version
Gloria Taylor You Got To Pay The Price (Single) Glo-Whiz US 1969 Sell This Version
Gloria Taylor Grounded (Single) Silver Fox (2) US 1969 Sell This Version
Gloria Taylor Do Your Duty / Freedom Whizenglo Records US 1970 Sell This Version
Gloria Taylor Yesterday Will Never Come Again / Unyielding Mercury US 1970 Sell This Version
101 Gloria Taylor Brother Less Than A Man / Blue Glass Bubbles(7", Single) House Guests 101 US 1970 Sell This Version
73186 Gloria Taylor Don't Want To Be A Girl That Cries(7") Mercury 73186 US 1971 Sell This Version
Gloria Taylor Deep Inside You / World That's Not Real (Single) Selector Sound US 1973 Sell This Version
0348 Gloria Taylor What I Want / Burning Eyes(7") Selector Sound 0348 US 1973 Sell This Version
0352 Gloria Ann Taylor* World That's Not Real / Music(7") Selector Sound 0352 US 1973 Sell This Version
0350, SS-1976 Gloria Taylor What's Your World / Had It All The Time(7", Single) Selector Sound, Selector Sound 0350, SS-1976 US 1973 Sell This Version
0351 Gloria Ann Taylor* Jolene / Music(7") Selector Sound 0351 US 1973 Sell This Version
29359, 29360 Gloria Taylor Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / How Can You Say It(7", Single) Selector Sound, Selector Sound 29359, 29360 US 1973 Sell This Version
GTS-408 Gloria Taylor Grounded Part 1 / You Got To Pay The Price(7") SSS International GTS-408 US 1973 Sell This Version
Gloria Ann Taylor* Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / Brother Less Than A Man Luv N' Haight US 2015 Sell This Version
LP SS 3080 Gloria Ann Taylor* Deep Inside You(12") Selector Sound LP SS 3080 US Unknown Sell This Version
0353 Gloria Ann Taylor* Love Is A Hurting Thing / Blue Glass Bubbles(7", Single) Selector Sound 0353 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Gloria Ann Taylor* Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (Comp, EP) Luv N' Haight US 2015 Sell This Version

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