Johnnie Taylor

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by Johnnie Taylor

Biography

5 May 1938, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, USA, d. 31 May 2000, Dallas, Texas, USA. Having left home at the age of 15, Taylor surfaced as part of several gospel groups, including the Five Echoes and the Highway QCs. In 1956 he joined the Soul Stirrers, replacing Sam Cooke on the latter’s recommendation. Taylor switched to secular music in 1961; releases on Cooke’s Sar and Derby labels betrayed his mentor’s obvious influence. In 1965 he signed with Stax Records and had several R&B... Read more

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soul
rhythm and blues
blues
stax
funk
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