Little Johnny Taylor

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1960s
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Johnny Lamar Taylor, 11 February 1943, near Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Taylor is one of the finest practitioners of the style of R&B called soul blues, which merges the vocal approach of black gospel with the blues. He was raised in California and began his recording career singing in gospel groups, notably the Mighty Clouds Of Joy and then the Stars of Bethel. Taylor briefly sang with the Johnny Otis Revue and recorded for Hunter Hancock’s Swingin’ label before joining the San Francisco-based Galaxy label in 1963. Under the production aegis of Cliff Goldsmith, he immediately reached the R&B chart with ‘You’ll Need Another Favor’ and then followed with one of the most famous blues of the modern era, ‘Part Time Love’ (composed by Clay Hammond), which went to the top of the R&B charts, and even reached the pop Top 20. Following the gigantic success of ‘Part Time Love’, Taylor achieved only minor successes on...

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