Real Name:
Creed Bane Taylor
Profile:
American producer and label manager
Born: 13th May 1929 Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Died: 22nd Aug 2022 Winkelhaid, Bavaria, Germany
Jazz producer and the founder of two legendary labels: Impulse! (as a subsidiary of ABC-Paramount) and CTI Records (as a subsidiary of A&M Records), as well as CTI's subsidiaries Kudu, Salvation (4) and Three Brothers Records. He also founded Greene Street Records and several publishing companies, among them Char-Liz Music, Inc. and Three Brothers Music. Creed Taylor has been a huge influence in many producers such as Esmond Edwards, Tommy LiPuma, Dave Grusin, Arnaldo DeSouteiro and Dave Matthews (3). He started his career as a trumpet player influenced by Ernie Royal, and became a record producer when working in the '50s for Bethlehem Records and, later, ABC-Paramount.

For ABC-Paramount Taylor produced a number of albums credited to the The Creed Taylor Orchestra. This was in effect Kenyon Hopkins And His Orchestra, Kenyon Hopkins was under contract Capitol Records at the time. Taylor did not play on any of the albums.

Note: For Writing credits they are 99.99% certain to be Chip Taylor. Please do not use Creed Taylor unless the release specifically says Creed Taylor.
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Writing & Arrangement

DM 168 CD Evolution - Acid Jazz — Creed Taylor Thus Spoke Z The Meeting Thus Spoke Z - Evolution - Acid Jazz (Album) Kudu DM 168 CD Spain 1996 Sell This Version
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Conducting & Leading

ABC-283, ABC 283 Songs Of Freedom — Creed Taylor The Four Sergeants And Massed Chorus* The Four Sergeants And Massed Chorus* - Songs Of Freedom (Album) ABC-Paramount, ABC-Paramount ABC-283, ABC 283 US 1959 Sell This Version
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ABCS 325 Ping Pang Pong The Swinging Ball — Creed Taylor The Creed Taylor Orchestra The Creed Taylor Orchestra - Ping Pang Pong The Swinging Ball (Album) ABC-Paramount ABCS 325 US 1960 Sell This Version
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ABCS-317 The Best Of The Barrack Ballads — Creed Taylor Creed Taylor Orchestra And Chorus Creed Taylor Orchestra And Chorus - The Best Of The Barrack Ballads (Album) ABC-Paramount ABCS-317 US 1960 Sell This Version
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ABC-310 Murder Ballads — Creed Taylor Pete Brady* And The Blazers* Pete Brady* And The Blazers* - Murder Ballads (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-310 US 1960 Sell This Version
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ABC-331 I Heard A Forest Praying — Creed Taylor Elton Britt Elton Britt - I Heard A Forest Praying (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-331 US 1962 Sell This Version
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PSALM 23:35 Shock And Panic — Creed Taylor The Creed Taylor Orchestra The Creed Taylor Orchestra - Shock And Panic(CD, Comp) Righteous PSALM 23:35 UK 2010 Sell This Version
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Production

BEP 101 A, BEP 101A, BEP-101-A Sings Lullabys Of Birdland — Creed Taylor Chris Connor Chris Connor - Sings Lullabys Of Birdland (EP) Bethlehem Records BEP 101 A, BEP 101A, BEP-101-A US 1954 Sell This Version
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BCP-14 Urbie (East Coast Jazz/6) — Creed Taylor Urbie Green Urbie Green - Urbie (East Coast Jazz/6) (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-14 US 1955 Sell This Version
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LZ-N 14022 Holiday In Braff — Creed Taylor Ruby Braff Ruby Braff - Holiday In Braff (Album) Bethlehem Records LZ-N 14022 UK 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP-20, BCP20 This Is Chris — Creed Taylor Chris Connor Chris Connor - This Is Chris (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP-20, BCP20 US 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP 21, BCP-21 Jazz At The Metropole Cafe — Creed Taylor Henry "Red" Allen - Cozy Cole - Charlie Shavers Narrations: Al "Jazzbo" Collins* Henry "Red" Allen - Cozy Cole - Charlie Shavers Narrations: Al "Jazzbo" Collins* - Jazz At The Metropole Cafe Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP 21, BCP-21 US 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP-10, BCP-1020 East Coast Jazz/5 — Creed Taylor Milt Hinton Milt Hinton - East Coast Jazz/5 (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-10, BCP-1020 US 1955 Sell This Version
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ABC-137 All About Urbie Green And His Big Band — Creed Taylor Urbie Green And His Big Band Urbie Green And His Big Band - All About Urbie Green And His Big Band (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-137 US 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP-16 East Coast Jazz Series No. 8 — Creed Taylor Hal McKusick Quartet Hal McKusick Quartet - East Coast Jazz Series No. 8 (Album) Bethlehem Records BCP-16 US 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP 1035, BCP-1035 Dick Wetmore — Creed Taylor Dick Wetmore Dick Wetmore - Dick Wetmore (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP 1035, BCP-1035 US 1955 Sell This Version
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EZ-N19006, EZ-N 19006 East Coast Jazz Series No.4 — Creed Taylor Herbie Mann Herbie Mann - East Coast Jazz Series No.4 (EP) Bethlehem Records EZ-N19006, EZ-N 19006 UK 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP 1036, BCP-1036 Lost Love — Creed Taylor Paula Castle Paula Castle - Lost Love (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP 1036, BCP-1036 US 1955 Sell This Version
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BCP 13, BCP-13 K + J.J. — Creed Taylor K* + J.J.* K* + J.J.* - K + J.J. (Album) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BCP 13, BCP-13 US 1955 Sell This Version
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ABC-101 Blues And Other Shades Of Green — Creed Taylor Urbie Green Urbie Green - Blues And Other Shades Of Green (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-101 South Africa 1955 Sell This Version
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BEP 119, BEP-119 East Coast Jazz 5 — Creed Taylor Milt Hinton Milt Hinton - East Coast Jazz 5(7", EP, Mono) Bethlehem Records, Bethlehem Records BEP 119, BEP-119 US 1955 Sell This Version
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ABC 134, ABC-134 At The London House — Creed Taylor Billy Taylor Billy Taylor - At The London House(LP, Album, Mono, Lam) ABC-Paramount, ABC-Paramount ABC 134, ABC-134 US 1956 Sell This Version
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ABC-112 Evergreens — Creed Taylor The Billy Taylor Trio* The Billy Taylor Trio* - Evergreens (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-112 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
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ABC-118 Modern Jazz With Dixieland Roots — Creed Taylor Don Stratton Don Stratton - Modern Jazz With Dixieland Roots (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-118 US 1956 Sell This Version
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ABC-106 A Musical Offering By Don Elliott — Creed Taylor Don Elliott Don Elliott - A Musical Offering By Don Elliott (Album) ABC-Paramount ABC-106 US 1956 Sell This Version