Gloria Taylor

Real Name:
Gloria Ann Taylor
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Gloria Ann Taylor (born 13th September 1944, Dehue, West Virginia, U.S.A. - died 8th December 2017, South Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. ) was an American R&B and soul singer.
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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Singles & EPs

AR-493 Gloria Taylor - You Might Need Me Another Day/Poor Unfortunate Me album art Gloria Taylor You Might Need Me Another Day/Poor Unfortunate Me(7", Single) King Soul AR-493 US 1968 Sell This Version
AR 865 1, 865 2 Gloria Taylor - Born A Woman / Do Your Duty album art Gloria Taylor Born A Woman / Do Your Duty(7", Single) King Soul, King Soul AR 865 1, 865 2 US 1968 Sell This Version
601 Gloria Taylor - Do Your Duty / Freedom album art Gloria Taylor Do Your Duty / Freedom Whizenglo Records 601 US 1969 Sell This Version
SF 14 Gloria Taylor - You Got To Pay The Price album art Gloria Taylor You Got To Pay The Price (Single) Glo-Whiz SF 14 US 1969 Sell This Version
FK-3535 Gloria Taylor - Grounded album art Gloria Taylor Grounded (Single) Silver Fox (2) FK-3535 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
73137 Gloria Taylor - Yesterday Will Never Come Again / Unyielding album art Gloria Taylor Yesterday Will Never Come Again / Unyielding Mercury 73137 US 1970 Sell This Version
101 Gloria Taylor - Brother Less Than A Man / Blue Glass Bubbles album art 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 album art Gloria Taylor Don't Want To Be A Girl That Cries Mercury 73186 US 1971 Sell This Version
none Gloria Taylor - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / How Can You Say It album art Gloria Taylor Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / How Can You Say It(7", Single) Selector Sound none US 1972 Sell This Version
SS-1976 Gloria Taylor - What's Your World / Had It All The Time album art Gloria Taylor What's Your World / Had It All The Time (Single) Selector Sound, Selector Sound SS-1976 US 1973 Sell This Version
4-45986 Gloria Taylor - Deep Inside You / World That's Not Real album art Gloria Taylor Deep Inside You / World That's Not Real (Single) Selector Sound 4-45986 US 1973 Sell This Version
0348 Gloria Taylor - What I Want / Burning Eyes album art Gloria Taylor What I Want / Burning Eyes(7") Selector Sound 0348 US 1973 Sell This Version
0351 Gloria Taylor - Jolene / Music album art Gloria Ann Taylor* Jolene / Music(7") Selector Sound 0351 US 1973 Sell This Version
GTS-408 Gloria Taylor - Grounded Part 1 / You Got To Pay The Price album art Gloria Taylor Grounded Part 1 / You Got To Pay The Price(7", Single) SSS International GTS-408 US 1973 Sell This Version
LH7077 Gloria Taylor - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / Brother Less Than A Man album art Gloria Ann Taylor* Love Is A Hurtin' Thing / Brother Less Than A Man Luv N' Haight LH7077 US 2015 Sell This Version
LH12078 Gloria Taylor - Deep Inside You album art Gloria Ann Taylor* and Walter Whisenhunt Orchestra Gloria Ann Taylor* and Walter Whisenhunt Orchestra - Deep Inside You (EP) Selector Sound LH12078 US 2019 Sell This Version
UR7406 Gloria Taylor - Be Worthy album art Gloria Ann Taylor* Feat. Misha Panfilov Gloria Ann Taylor* Feat. Misha Panfilov - Be Worthy(7") Ubiquity UR7406 US 2021 Sell This Version
0353 Gloria Taylor - Love Is A Hurting Thing / Blue Glass Bubbles album art Gloria Ann Taylor* Love Is A Hurting Thing / Blue Glass Bubbles(7", Single) Selector Sound 0353 US Unknown Sell This Version
0352 Gloria Taylor - World That's Not Real / Music album art Gloria Ann Taylor* World That's Not Real / Music(7") Selector Sound 0352 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

LHCD076 Gloria Taylor - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing album art Gloria Ann Taylor* Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (Comp, EP) Luv N' Haight, Luv N' Haight LHCD076 US 2015 Sell This Version