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- Released: August 13, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Stax
- 1.Time After Time
- 2.Party Life
- 3.Will You Love Me Forever
- 4.I Am Somebody (Parts 1 & 2)
- 5.I Don't Wanna Lose You (Parts 1 & 2)
- 6.Don't Take My Sunshine
- 7.Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone
- 8.A Fool Like Me
- 9.Steal Away
- 10.Friday Night
Includes liner notes by Ron Bowman.
Recorded in 1970.
Personnel: Johnnie Taylor (vocals); Eddie Hinton, Steve Cropper (guitar); Rudy Robinson, Barry Beckett (keyboards); Roger Hawkins (drums).
Liner Note Author: Rob Bowman.
Recording information: Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, AL (1970); Stax Recording Studio, Memphis, TN (1970).
Photographer: Joel Brodsky.
Cut in the middle of Taylor's late-'60s and early-'70s stay at Stax, One Step Beyond qualifies as one of the singer's best LPs. Captured in his Southern soul prime, Taylor lets loose on fine mix of gospel-inspired ballads ("I Don't Want to Lose You"), countrified mid-tempo burners ("Party Life"), and breezy stings-and-horns soul ("Will You Love Me Forever"). And, yes, there are such unforgettable hits as "I Am Somebody" and an amazing reading of the jazz standard "Time After Time." A must-have for all Taylor fans. ~ Stephen Cook