Johnnie Taylor Raw Blues

Raw Blues
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Stax

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Where There's Smoke There's Fire
  • Buy for $1.292.Hello Sundown
  • Buy for $1.293.Pardon Me Lady
  • Buy for $1.294.Where Can A Man Go From Here
  • Buy for $1.295.That Bone
  • Buy for $0.996.That's Where It's At
  • Buy for $1.297.Part Time Love
  • Buy for $1.298.If I Had To Do It All Over
  • Buy for $1.299.You're Good For Me
  • Buy for $1.2910.You Can't Keep A Good Man Down
  • Buy for $1.2911.You Can't Win With A Losing Hand

Product Description:

Personnel: Johnnie Taylor (vocals).
Unknown Contributor Role: Johnnie Taylor.
While the "Raw" part of the title may be overstating the case just a bit, "Blues" describes this disc pretty well, thank you -- on his fourth album, Johnnie Taylor shifts his focus away from Stax's trademark Southern soul stylings towards leaner and grittier blues-based performances, a style he'd already shown a knack for on his earlier sets. Raw Blues still walks a line between soul and blues, with the sweet-and-sour tone of The Memphis Horns sometimes stacking the deck in favor of the former, but "Part Time Love", "Hello Sundown" and "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down" generate a potent late-night mood vibe which match the downcast authority of Taylor's voice. And if the always air-tight performances of the Stax studio crew (including Steve Cropper and Isaac Hayes) pack enough heat to turn "You Can't Win With A Losing Hand" and "That Bone" into potent dance floor material, Taylor's rough but passionate delivery never lets this get too close to the Land of the Slick. A strong and heartfelt set that serves as an important precursor to Taylor's later blues-oriented sets for Malaco. ~ Mark Deming

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 94,360
  • UPC: 025218850827
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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