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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Johnnie Taylor: Taylored in Silk

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Concord Music Group begins a Stax Remasters series with the release of The Staples Singers' Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (1972), Booker T and the MGs' McLemore Avenue (1970) and Johnnie Taylor Taylored in Silk (1973). The Taylor's disc is most notable for sharpening the definition of “Memphis Soul." Johnnie Taylor today is best known for his 1976 Columbia single, “Disco Lady." But it was long before then that Taylor began to leave his footprint on American music. ...

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Stax Profiles: Hearts Full Of Soul, Part 2: Otis Redding, The Staples Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas

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(For an introduction to Stax Records, read Stax Profiles Part 1.)

Otis Redding Stax Profiles Stax Records 2006

The most beautiful flowers of Otis Redding's music blossomed from his faithful, country gospel roots. When he sang soul music, he was at worship--not at the altar of any deity but in the temple of primal human emotion. Redding sang of love and hurt and longing and redemption with a passionate intensity that ...


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